District 7 Delegates celebrate annual legislative scholarship recipients

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The District 7 Delegates this week announced the awarding of their annual legislative scholarships. Delegates Ryan Nawrocki, Kathy Szeliga, and Lauren Arikan hosted a celebration ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, to honor the recipients and their families.  The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company hosted the event in their truck bay. The scholarship application opened in January and decisions were made in […]

Governor Moore signs new law creating paper trail for catalytic converters

ANNAPOLIS, MD—There will now be a paper trail for detectives to follow when investigating catalytic converter thefts in Maryland. On Thursday, Governor Wes Moore signed into law HB871 – a measure introduced by Delegate Carl Jackson. The law requires a form of recordkeeping by licensed businesses such as automotive dismantlers, scrap metal processors, or junk dealers. During the session, Baltimore […]

NOW YOU KNOW: We Need Your Help to Stop School Overcrowding

The following is an update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki Many schools in Baltimore County are experiencing a crisis level of overcrowding. Yet, development continues to be approved at record levels, especially in eastern Baltimore County. Allowing development when there is not enough space in schools hurts students and families. According to Baltimore County Public Schools, as Fox […]

Baltimore County Fire Chief Rund to retire in July

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday made two senior leadership announcements. Baltimore County Fire Department Chief Joanne Rund on Monday announced her plans to retire from County service, effective July 2024. Additionally, Kimberly Routson will serve as acting director of Government Affairs. Routson will succeed Jennifer Aiosa who has departed from her role as of director of Government […]

NOW YOU KNOW: School Choice Will Help Students, Families, and Teachers

The following is an education update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. With the 2023-2024 school year coming to a close, it’s essential to talk about the education crisis in Maryland and how to address it. The Blueprint for Maryland Schools was passed several years ago in Annapolis to address declining student achievement in science, math, and literacy skills. […]

NOW YOU KNOW: Annapolis’ efforts to make housing in Maryland unaffordable

The following is a legislative update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. For the last five years or more, many bills have been passed in Annapolis regarding rental properties and landlord and tenant issues. Many small mom-and-pop landlords have sold their properties because lawmakers have made it difficult to own rental properties. Of course, no one supports or wants […]