Statement from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich on the Beginning of the 2022 General Assembly Session

by Patrick Herron
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For Immediate Release: Wednesday 12 January

Today, the Maryland General Assembly began its 2022 legislative session. Last year, COVID-19 required legislators to make significant adjustments to how the session was conducted. One year later, they are facing similar challenges with the surge in cases around our State, country, and the world. Addressing COVID and its impact on our State should be a high priority during this year’s session. Families, businesses, and nonprofits are hurting and still need assistance. I am urging State legislators to continue their focus on relief and recovery to make Maryland stronger.

With Montgomery County residents setting the standard, Maryland has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, but we must ensure that our people, and our economy, have support as we try to navigate our way out of this pandemic. Our State’s economy has fared well throughout this pandemic, with Montgomery County-based businesses leading the way, so now is the time to reinvest in our public schools, public safety, transportation, and initiatives that combat climate change. I look forward to working with our delegation to make our case as we push for our shared priorities this legislative session.

Over the next 90 days, our delegation will be working diligently to ensure the concerns and issues of Montgomery County are addressed. I wish them a safe and productive 2022 legislative session that will deliver a better quality of life for our residents and the people of Maryland.

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