From Del. Kathy Szeliga:
An Amazing Event!
Thursday night, I was able to attend an event with three great governors… Bob Ehrlich, Charlie Baker (Mass. GOP Gov.), and Larry Hogan even stopped by! These men know how to win and govern in blue states.
We will win our U.S. Senate campaign the same way – by being authentic and showing voters that we truly care about our state and nation. Our ideas work and empower people over big government.
Laying Our Brave Men to Rest
This week, our two brave Harford County Sheriff Deputies killed in the line of duty were laid to rest. Deputy Pat Dailey (52) was the father of two young men, Tyler and Bryan. His funeral was a tribute to a great man who loved his family, our country, and was the true definition of a public servant. Saturday is the funeral of Mark Logsdon. Deputy Logsdon (43) leaves behind his wife, Jennifer, and three children, Darin, Bethany and Megan. Mark is remembered as a brave man who truly loved his family and his calling as a law enforcement officer. Both men were veterans and have exemplary lives of love and service. They truly are modern day heroes.
Please pray for the families of our fallen heroes. The outpouring of love and support for these brave men has been incredible. I will let you know of specific opportunities to help as they become known. Also, please pray for the Harford County Sherriff’s office and community as a whole. These are trying times.
This is a cruel reminder of the dangers that our law enforcement, military, and first responders face every day. We simply MUST support these men and women as they work daily to keep us safe; they run into danger as we run away. A heartfelt thank you goes out to you, and we all renew our dedication to pray for you.
“Greater love has no one than this than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13
Making Life & Business Better
Governor Hogan and Lt Gov. Boyd Rutherford have recently formed a Regulatory Reform Commission. One of the biggest complaints from small business owners is the overwhelming number of regulations in Maryland. I am supporting these efforts and looking forward to great things coming out of this commission. Be sure to let me know of any regulatory burdens you would like me to share with the Commission.
Hearing from Lots of You – I AGREE!
More than 100 emails and counting have come in on this bill! While Governor Hogan is doing an excellent job of transforming and improving government, there is never a lack of bad ideas in Annapolis. HB 243, Land Use Actions – Legislative Bodies – Judicial Review will make residential and commercial property improvements much harder, take longer, and much more expensive. It will allow just about anyone to challenge a land use decision in any area. This measure will reverse years of case law that established appropriate criteria to determine a person’s right to challenge a land use decision that is overseen by comprehensive rezoning procedures and processes. If this were to pass, a number of future redevelopment projects, infill and other significant projects around the state would be in jeopardy as a result of this legislation. Click here to read the bill.
I oppose this bill and will work to see it defeated in my committee. Maryland does not need more red tape and lawsuits shackling our economy.
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