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Statement from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich on the Beginning of the 2021 General Assembly Session

For Immediate Release: Wednesday 13 January

The Maryland General Assembly begins its 2021 legislative session today. The effects of the pandemic will make this session different and filled with tremendous challenges. Funding a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill is a top priority this year, but there are also other important issues facing our State and Montgomery County that must be addressed during this session. From increasing funding for our public schools and reimagining public safety to investing in transportation and addressing climate change, I will be working with the Montgomery County delegation to fight for our priorities in order to improve the quality of life for our residents.

Over the next 90 days, the General Assembly will be making tough decisions to address the immediate challenges that COVID-19 has created while also making sure that Maryland is well positioned to grow and prosper. Although this will be a daunting task, I am confident that our delegation will work diligently to make sure the concerns and issues of Montgomery County are addressed. In previous years I spent considerable time in Annapolis to support the work of our delegation, and though I can’t be there in person this year, I am committed to once again working with our legislators every step of the way. I wish them a healthy and successful session.

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Release ID: 21-002