Cheryl Kagan | Maryland State Senator - District 17
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2018 Session Wrap-up

My full wrap-up for the 2018 session can be found here. As always, please contact me with questions or comments![...]

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We have adjourned! (April 12, 2018)

April 12, 2018 Dear Friend: After a long, stressful, and sometimes divided 90-day legislative session, the General Assembly has now adjourned. I am grateful for the honor of representing Gaithersburg, Rockville, and independent-minded progressives around the state. I especially want[...]

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Tick tock…approaching adjournment (April 4, 2018)

April 4, 2018 Dear Friend: As we approach adjournment on Monday at midnight, the General Assembly is still working on key initiatives. Among hundreds of others, we will be debating gun safety, tax policy, education reform, and medical marijuana. Of[...]

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11 Days To Go! (March 29, 2018)

March 29, 2018 Dear Friend: Like many of you, I participated in last weekend’s March for Our Lives. It was inspiring to see young leaders organizing, speaking out, and advocating for new federal gun control laws. In DC and across[...]

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This One Hit Close to Home… (March 21, 2018)

March 21, 2018 Dear Friend:   I hope you are staying warm and dry at home during this unexpected spring blizzard! We have watched school shootings devastate communities in Colorado, Florida, Connecticut, and too many other states. Now, it has happened[...]

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A Whirlwind Week! (March 17, 2018)

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2018 Dear Friend: It has been a long and stressful week. The General Assembly spent the week debating legislation in advance of ‘Crossover Day’ on Monday, the deadline for Senate bills to be sent to the[...]

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#ItsTime, right? (March 7, 2018)

March 7, 2018 Dear Friend: Like most women I know, I have dealt with incidents of sexual harassment like inappropriate touching in the workplace. After all the national conversation and consequences for powerful men, wouldn’t you think that most guys[...]

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Halfway Done! (February 28, 2018)

  February 28, 2018 Dear Friend: We’re halfway there! Each year, the General Assembly meets for a 90-day legislative session. In that time, we consider thousands of bills and evaluate and pass the State budget. The overlay of an election[...]

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I Am Persisting! (February 21, 2018)

February 21, 2018 Dear Friend:   The Senate began the week with a Presidents’ Day address in the historic Senate Chamber. Over the last week, I have been standing up for election security in the State Senate. My bill, SB190, would[...]

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9-1-1: The most important government service I hope you’ll never need (February 15, 2018)

February 15, 2018 Dear Friend: I hope you had a happy Valentine’s Day, full of special plans with loved ones! As promised, this week’s email will focus on the five bills I have introduced to move our State to a[...]

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