Welcome to Week 12 !!!
Greetings Friends & Neighbors,
This week, the Maryland General Assembly made it a priority to act quickly in overriding Gov. Hogan's vetoes of $15 minimum wage, the Comptroller's oversight bill, and legislation that would return authority to decide when to begin the academic year to local school districts. Please keep scrolling for more details.
As we approach the end of session, please be on the look out for our session overview newsletter that will be sent out on April 9th.
Transparency is the cornerstone of my service to you, our community, and our state. I hope that you find this newsletter useful and informative. Also, I encourage you to contact my office to let me know how you feel about local and state issues, as well as anything that I may do to better serve you.
As your State Senator, I’m here to make sure that our state government is working for you. If there’s anything we can help you with, I invite you to please contact my office ([email protected]). We’ll work to make sure your needs are responded to in a timely fashion.
I thank you for your encouragement and support, and ensure you that I will continue working to make our district a better place to work, do business and raise families.
Senator Antonio Hayes
Habitat for Humanity
"Some of our finest work comes through service to others."
-Gordon B. Hinckley
Senator Antonio L. Hayes' Legislative Aide, Lora Mayo, presents congratulatory citations to six new homeowners in the 40th Legislative District. Homeowners were major stakeholders in the acquisition of their homes, working alongside Habitat for Humanity volunteers and making financial investments in their homes. These new homes will help rebuild and restore communities in our district.
F.A.C.E. 1st Annual Community Festival - April 20th
Freedom Advocates Celebrating Ex-Offenders (F.A.C.E) provides support service programs to recently released incarcerated adults which significantly helps alter their life course. Their program aims to help reduce relapse and recidivism vulnerability, and remove treatment barriers for individuals actively seeking recovery from substance use and mental health disorders.
Senator Antonio Hayes will be the Keynote Speaker at the 1st Annual FACE Community Festival on April 20th 2019, as they continue striving towards PEACE within Baltimore. Furthermore, this event is a collective effect and strategic approach for positive change which requires commitment, dedication and support. RSVP here.
Visit Baltimore, along with the Department of General Services, BCRP brings back Ready, Set, Hire! annual career fair. With over 300 positions to fill, this event lessens the stress of job hunting by interviewing and qualifying applicants on-site, all in one day. Many of the applicants from last year’s inaugural event have maintained their positions and have been promoted throughout the BCRP system. Applicants are encouraged to apply to positions in advance at https://bit.ly/2EBwoo8.
When: March 30th, 2019 -- 9am to 4pm
Where: Rita R. Church Community Center
2101 Saint Lo Drive, 21213
What's New In Annapolis?
Maryland General Assembly overrides Gov. Hogan's vetoes of $15 minimum wage, Comptroller's oversight bill and legislation that would return authority to decide when to begin the academic year to local school districts
Maryland’s General Assembly took swift action Thursday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. The override of the minimum wage bill was never in question and came by wide margins: 96-43 in the House of Delegates, followed by a 32-15 vote in the Senate. It takes 29 votes to override in the Senate and 85 in the House.
Lawmakers overrode a veto of a bill that strips State Comptroller Peter Franchot’s alcohol and tobacco enforcement authority, moving it to a new commission. In addition, the Senate also voted to override Hogan’s veto of the bill that would return authority to decide when to begin the academic year to local school districts — legislation that would undo the governor’s 2016 executive order mandating a post-Labor Day start.
Useful News and Tools to encourage academic success & college readiness
There are scholarships available and are awarded by your Maryland State Senators and Delegates to residents of their legislative districts. Contact your legislative representatives for the preferred application procedures.
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Monday, April 8th, 2019
Westin Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel
1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Lithicum Heights
Lithicum, MD 21090
10am to 2pm
The Youth Works Job Fair is an opportunity for more than 400 pre-selected Baltimore City 14- & 15-year-olds to interview and find a summer job, and we need your help!
Volunteers will greet and coach youth as they prepare for interviews, help employers, work with parents, and facilitate event flow.
Volunteers are needed May 8th from 3:00 - 8:00 PM. The event is located at Baltimore City War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St. Please contact Claire Simon at [email protected] for additional information.