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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December 2, 2019

Delegate Lisanti scored 100% on Maryland PIRG’s 2019 Legislative Scorecard

Maryland PIRG’s 2019 Legislative Scorecard reviews votes on public interest issues we weighed in on during the 2019 session. The bills selected for this year’s scorecard included: modernizing our voter registration systems; supporting smart transportation options; moving the state towards zero waste; and, protecting public health from antibiotic resistance and toxic chemical exposure. Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti scored a 100%! …

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November 19, 2019

Delegate Lisanti’s Legislative Agenda for the upcoming 2020 Session

HealthCare: Connor’s Courage – Access to Medical Cannabis   Facilities closing  – Public Notice Hospitals – Change in Status  – Employee Retraining / Employment Harford Memorial Hospital Closure – Economic Impact Business and Economic Development Maryland Made Promotional Fund (Beer/ Wine/ Spirits) Sunday Sales – Motorcycles Regional Advanced Manufacturing Center State Procurement – Service Contract Renegotiations Veterans: Income Tax Elimination – …

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February 2, 2018

Harford legislators file bills for bond funds for SARC, preschool

By David Anderson Harford County legislators have filed bond bills in Annapolis seeking funding for a handful of projects, including an improved and expanded shelter for Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center and improvements to a historic northern Harford building that houses a community preschool. Another bond bill would support the ongoing renovation of the Historical Society of Harford County’s headquarters …

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January 10, 2018

Harford legislators get down to business as 2018 General Assembly session begins

By David Anderson and Allan Vought Harford County’s eight state delegates and three state senators joined their 136 fellow legislators for the traditional start of a new legislative session in Annapolis Wednesday. The session falls during an election year, as incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is seeking a second term and many legislators — including Harford’s — are kicking their …

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October 5, 2017

Freeze your credit before you get burned

by Susan C. Lee Thanks to a new law, Marylanders may freeze their credit reports once for free as of Oct. 1st, and now more than ever, it is in your interest to do so. Equifax, a credit monitoring agency, was recently hacked, exposing the sensitive personal information of at least 145 million people. And last week, Yahoo disclosed that …

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April 5, 2017

Maryland General Assembly gives final OK to Democrats’ sick leave bill

By Michael Dresser The General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to a landmark bill that would extend paid sick leave to almost 700,000 Maryland workers, setting up a potential clash with Gov. Larry Hogan, who has threatened to veto the measure. The House of Delegates approved the Senate version of the Democratic legislation by a veto-proof margin, sending it to …

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March 17, 2017

State bill would protect workers affected by hospital closures

By David Anderson• Statewide legislation is being considered in the Maryland General Assembly that would provide some relief for displaced employees of hospitals that close, such as University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace which is slated to close in the next several years. Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, whose district includes Havre de Grace, is sponsoring House …

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