Bad news gets headlines and good news gets buried; therefore, I am committed to keep you informed on issues and tell you "the rest of the story." So often we read something posted on social media or see a headline; yet, all too often we don’t know the behind the scenes information that lends context or explains the complexity of an event or issue. My goal is to give you a front row seat into your government and a critical analysis of how decisions are made so that you can spot political agendas, separate fact from fiction, and draw your own conclusions.

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March 17, 2020

Take Advantage of Maryland’s Senior Call Check Program

Maryland is the first state in the country to start a free, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents, all across the state.​ HOW DOES IT WORK? Every day a telephone call will be placed to a participant at a regularly scheduled time. These calls will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. as close as possible …

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March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020 – Coronavirus Update from Annapolis

I am back on the House floor today, but I want to be sure all of you have seen that The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic that has infected nearly 200,000 people worldwide, and a national emergency has been declared. As of today, March 16, 2020, Maryland has reported 37 confirmed cases of …

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March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 – Coronavirus Update from Annapolis

After weeks of monitoring the spread of Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19, we are now seeing the virus affect our state and local communities. This is not a drill. This is a serious situation, which requires all Marylanders to be proactive, vigilant, and calm. The Maryland General Assembly, the Governor, and all state agencies are unified in the effort to keep residents safe …

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February 2, 2020

Mary Ann Co-Sponsoring Bill that Ends Predatory Toll Fines

“Enough is enough!” said Del. Mary Anne Lisanti, D-Harford County, on Friday, January 31, 2020, at a press conference underscoring her advocacy for House Bill 38, which would reduce the civil penalty for a video toll violation to no more than $5.00. Currently, those who don’t pay a Maryland toll – intentionally or unintentionally – are fined $50.00. HB 38 also …

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January 3, 2020

Mary Ann to Introduce Connor’s Courage Bill at Start of 2020 General Assembly

Bill named for Havre De Grace High School student Connor Sheffield Maryland fifteen-year-old Connor Sheffield’s medical condition, Gastro-Intestinal Dysmotility, necessitates that he use CBD oil every four hours in order for him to lead a normal and productive life; yet, Maryland currently prohibits school nurses from administering CBD because it’s illegal to possess it on public school campuses. In the …

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November 30, 2019

Important Update on Transource IEC

The Harford County Council unanimously approved this month the terms of a settlement between Harford County and Transource regarding the latter’s power line project that was initially proposed to cross over irreplaceable farmland in Harford County. As a result of the settlement, Transource Maryland is now likely to use existing power line infrastructure for the Harford County portion of its power line project, known as the …

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July 7, 2019

Mary Ann Recognized for Seeking Equity for Maryland Deaf

Howard L. “Howie” Gorrell, who has attended twelve of the last thirteen Deaflympics since 1969 and is a 2004 recipient of the Jerald M. Jordan Award, recently shared in MarylandMatters.org the following anecdote about Mary Ann’s responsive leadership in Annapolis: “On Jan. 19, 2017, Maryland Del. Mary Ann Lisanti testified before the Ways and Means Committee about her sponsored bill, …

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