Category: District 39

Real ID Compliance in Maryland

May 13, 2019

Many of you have seen reports on various news outlets such as this one in The Baltimore Sun concerning getting your driver’s license or State identification renewed in time to be compliant with federal Real ID laws. I have received numerous inquiries from constituents who have been concerned that their driver’s license or ID card will not […] View page

2019 End of Session Letter

April 11, 2019

The 2019 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly has come to a close, and while it was full of very difficult decisions, we were able to accomplish some wonderful things for Montgomery County and the entire state of Maryland. This was my fourth session serving on the Appropriations Committee, where I chair the Health […] View page

Reznik Report from Annapolis – Week 5 Update

February 11, 2019

Things are beginning to roll in Annapolis. The House of Delegates passed our first bill out of the House this week, HB 78 sponsored by Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins of Montgomery County, that will require the Maryland Department of Corrections to release information on the industries and wages of inmates working in our prisons. The bill […] View page

After past failed attempts, UMD grad students rally again for collective bargaining rights

February 8, 2019

Dozens of graduate students attended the bill’s first hearing. UMD grad students present collective bargaining bill to lawmakers in the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday alongside Del. Marc Korman. (Photo courtesy of Katie Brown) By Angela Roberts | 1 day ago University of Maryland graduate students packed the House Appropriations Committee room in Annapolis Tuesday to […] View page

Reznik Report from Annapolis – Groundhog Day Update

February 2, 2019

Happy February, and Happy Groundhog Day! Hope everyone’s been staying warm with all this weather we’ve been having. Please remember to bring your pets inside, and maybe check on your neighbors, and make sure they’re alright. We’re continuing to hold budget hearings – we have a difficult task ahead of us, making sure we submit […] View page

Reznik Report from Annapolis – Week 3 Update

The Budget We officially received the proposed budget this week from Governor Hogan. The Governor’s budget has a total of $46.6 Billion in total spending, which is an $1.8 billion increase over last year, and the second highest general fund growth in 12 years. Per Maryland’s Constitution, the Maryland Governor has the strongest budget authority […] View page

Reznik Report from Annapolis – Week 2 Update

January 18, 2019

Things are off to an exciting start here in Annapolis! Unfortunately, we didn’t get to have fun sledding in the snow, but we’ve been hard at work, starting hearings, requesting bills, and helping the new delegates to not get lost! First constituents to stop by and say hello I had my first constituent visit of […] View page

Election Day Voter Registration Goes Into Effect In Maryland

January 4, 2019

Election Day Voter Registration Goes Into Effect In Maryland Dominique Maria Bonessi / WAMU Maryland joins 14 other states and the District that allow Election Day registration, but election officials still need instructions from state legislators on how to implement the new law. Same-day early voter registration is already law in Maryland. A new constitutional […] View page

Speaking at Solidarity Sabbath at Kehilot Shalom Synagogue

November 3, 2018

Thank you to Rabbi Arian and the Kehilot Shalom community for inviting me to speak on this Shabbot.  It is generally an unusual event for a politician to address a Jewish community on Friday evening, but today we stand in Solidarity with not just our community, but with the persecuted and oppressed everywhere.  Therefore, that […] View page

As Maryland leaders celebrate lower health insurance rates, they don’t mention rising deductibles

October 13, 2018

Luke Broadwater Contact Reporter The Baltimore Sun For weeks, Maryland leaders have been touting a bipartisan deal that will allow the state’s residents to pay lower premiums to buy health insurance — the first such rate reductions in years. The deal, made by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch and […] View page