From Del. Kathy Szeliga:
Off to a slow start, as usual…
We don’t stop for snow or holidays! The 2014 Legislative Session began on January 8 and will end on Monday, April 7. The Maryland General Assembly meets for 90 days each year for a regular session. I do not anticipate any special sessions this year because it’s an election year. Generally speaking, things start out slowly and end with a chaotic rush of legislators trying to push bills through before the clock strikes midnight on the 90th day.
If you would like to come visit the Maryland General Assembly, please do not hesitate to let me know. I would be thrilled to met with you and arrange a tour of our beautiful historic State House. We meet on Monday evenings at 8 PM, and Tuesday through Friday during the day. Just shoot me an email at Kathy.email@example.com and we can help make that happen.
Welcome Back to Our Short Video Updates!
This year, Delegate Sue Aumann and I will again be making short videos giving you a look into your government and current issues facing lawmakers in Annapolis.
Please take a look at our latest video.
OBAMACARE IS A HOT MESS! CLICK HERE!
Next week, I’ll be providing you with a summary of the Maryland Health Exchange (MD Obamacare program) and all the problems the program has faced and continues to experience.
Money Issues Facing Annapolis
Better Ideas & Better Solutions
The O’Malley/Brown FY2015 budget sets overall spending at $39.2 billion dollars – $9.6 billion more than when he took office in 2007. This represents a 32% increase in state spending.
This $9.6 billion spending increase equates to an additional $4,600/year when spread across Maryland’s 2.1 million households.
How else would your family spend that additional $4,600 per year?
Despite the 80+ tax, fee and toll increases of the O’Malley/Brown Administration, his budget still has to steal from pensions and dedicated funds to balance. Those funds will be replenished by borrowing money and increasing the state debt. O’Malley has maxed out the state’s credit cards and is leaving without paying the bill. Marylanders will be footing an extra $500 million/year interest payment bill that will surely lead to higher property taxes.
After continual spending increases, Governor O’Malley has the audacity to claim that he has CUT state spending by $9.1 billion. How can you cut the budget while increasing it by 32%?
For a good summary of the 2014 budget bill, Click Here – MD Reporter
House Republicans have Better Solutions for a Better Maryland. We believe in tax relief for all. We believe you best know how to spend your money. We are championing a 10% reduction in the personal income tax rate to alleviate a portion of the oppressive burden the O’Malley/Brown Administration has placed on Maryland’s families.
It’s time for tax relief for ALL Maryland families.
Thanks for your support and prayers! I’m working hard for you and your family in Annapolis.
Delegate Kathy Szeliga
Minority Whip, Maryland House of Delegates