Cheryl Kagan | Maryland State Senator - District 17
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Ensuring Fairness & Safety (March 8, 2016)

Prohibiting Bait & Switch at Gas Stations  Have you ever stopped at a gas station and been surprised when you saw the final cost? Many gas stations charge more for those paying with credit and/or debit cards. Because over three-fourths of consumers[...]

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Halfway Done! (March 1, 2016)

We are now halfway through the 2016 legislative session here in Annapolis.  I am pleased with the successes we have had thus far, but there is much to be done before adjournment “Sine Die” at midnight on April 11th. Ending[...]

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Planning for Emergencies, Scholarships, & Music (Feb 23, 2016)

Updating 9-1-1 Before It’s Too Late  Carl Henn was a Rockville resident and respected community leader who was struck by lightning in 2010 at a local park. Tragically, when his friends called 9-1-1 for help, they received only busy signals.[...]

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The Politics of Inclusion (Feb 16, 2016)

Restoring Voting Rights After individuals have paid their debt to society, I believe they should not be denied their voting rights.  To ensure this, the Senate narrowly voted to override Governor Hogan’s final veto from last session.  There was some[...]

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Improving the State of Our State (Feb 9, 2016)

  Plowing Through Partisanship In Annapolis, we have a Republican Governor and Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate.  This dynamic can lead to disagreements and frustration.  The goal is to find a balance through negotiation and compromise without sacrificing[...]

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Shameful Past; Brighter Future (Feb 2, 2016)

  Things are getting busier here in Annapolis as we begin February.  Here are some of the highlights from last week as well as a glimpse at the projects I’m working on now. Welcoming Alan Gross to Annapolis It was[...]

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A Blizzard of Bills! (Jan. 26, 2016)

  What an memorable weekend it was as the “Great Blizzard of 2016” hit us hard.  I hope you are staying safe.    Canceling District 17 Night in Annapolis Unfortunately, due to the weather, we had to cancel our reception[...]

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Heating Up As Hearings Start (Jan. 19, 2016)

The 2016 legislative session started last week.  It was fun to return to the whirlwind of the Senate, reconnecting with colleagues.  But the celebration didn’t last long.  Now it’s time to get back to work!   Honoring Dr. King As[...]

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Preparing to Begin! (Jan. 12, 2016)

After a busy interim, I am preparing for the beginning of the legislative session tomorrow at noon. My staff and I have been hard at work to guarantee that the 2016 session will be successful for Gaithersburg, Rockville, Montgomery County,[...]

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Working For You: October 18, 2015

October 18, 2015 Happy Autumn! I hope you had an enjoyable summer.  I took a little bit of time off, but I mostly continued to work on behalf of the residents of Rockville and Gaithersburg. 2016 Legislative Priorities Senator Kagan[...]

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