February 2, 2020

Lawmakers Intensify Bipartisan Push to Lower Late Fees on Electronic Tolls

A group of Maryland lawmakers say they’ve heard from drivers who complain about getting tagged with hundreds — sometimes even thousands — of dollars in late fees connected to Maryland’s video tolling system.

Maryland’s $50 late fees on video toll fines are too high, state Del. Alfred C. Carr Jr. (D-Montgomery) said last week. He called them predatory, and he said he is working to pass House Bill 38, which would drop the fines to $5.

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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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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 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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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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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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