From Del. Mary Ann Lisanti:
Update from the 2015 Regular Session in Annapolis
This week a bond bill I introduced, HB 831 – for a Regional Fire and Rescue Boat, was approved by the House of Delegates. The bond bill was in the amount of $100,000 for Susquehanna Hose Company and the City of Havre de Grace. This boat is a regional fire and rescue boat which can respond to calls from the coasts of Harford, Cecil, Baltimore and Kent Counties. This is an important public safety unit for the Upper Chesapeake.
I’m still working on a bond bill, HB 1280 – Repairs to Ripken Stadium, which will assist with funds for safety repairs to Ripken Stadium, owned by the City of Aberdeen. Ripken Stadium is an economic engine for Harford County, generating jobs and money through tourist dollars.
The Capital budget is one of the best way we’re able to create jobs, and this year’s Capital Budget is estimated to create and maintain 27 thousand direct and indirect jobs. We have funded key services, not raised taxes, and still maintaining a “Triple A” bond rating. Maryland is one of only 10 states to maintain a “Triple A” bond rating.
Drawing to a Close
In the House Economic Matters we have heard testimony on 187 House Bills. This week we began hearings additional bills sent over by the Senate. Only 11 days are left in the 2015 Regular Session and there is still much work to be done.
Mary Ann Lisanti
Delegate, District 34A