Mental health treatment and the modernization of the mental health care system in Maryland received bi-partisan support in the Senate this past Friday. The Senators are backing a package of seven bills. You can read more about these bills by clicking on this article. “This legislative package is a bold and targeted statewide investment,” said Johnny. “It’s going to improve accessibility and deliver results for citizens living on the Eastern Shore. It’s badly needed and I’m very pleased to support it.
Right to Learn Act of 2023
The Joint Republican Caucus held a press conference to announce legislation and other efforts to ensure that Maryland’s children have every opportunity and every option for a high quality, world-class education. It would require Maryland’s governor to appropriate at least $10 million a year to fully fund BOOST (Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today). Read the press release here, and article on this press conference here.
State Treasurer Re-Elected
The lawmakers of the Maryland General Assembly re-elected Dereck Davis as the State Treasurer of Maryland. The treasurer is the principal custodian of the state’s cash deposits, money from bond sales and other securities, and directs the investments of those assets. He is also on the Maryland State Retirement and Pensions System.
The treasurer also has one of the three seats on the Board of Public Works with the governor and comptroller. You can read more about it by clicking here.
In The Office
On The Shore
Operation Frederick Douglass On The Hill
In celebration of Fredrick Douglass’ 205th birthday, Operation Frederick Douglass On The Hill had a fundraising event at the Avalon Theater. The Bailey-Groce family foundation has proposed the building of an African-American Cultural Center at The Hill. The proposed center will be known as the James Freeman and Grace Brooks Building. The plan is to have it be a three-story cultural center and museum.
See more on the event here.