Today marks the beginning of my ninth legislative session in Annapolis, and Maryland PIRG’s 50th!
I’ve learned a lot in the last nine years, expanding on our half-century legacy as a scrappy and effective group working towards a bold vision with a pragmatic approach. From passing the nation’s strongest law to stop the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture and reducing our childrens’ exposure to lead and other toxic chemicals to passing bi-partisan democracy reforms, I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in my time here, but I have a feeling our biggest accomplishments are yet to come.
The legislative session provides a unique opportunity to make progress on some of the most pressing issues in our state. We’ll weigh in on dozens of policy proposals in the next few months, but here are our top priorities: