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Red Maryland Pre-Session Survey: April Rose

What is your top legislative priority for the 2017 General Assembly Session?
To continue to work with Governor Hogan to reduce regulatory and tax burdens on citizens and businesses in the state.

What are some of your other legislative priorities for the 2017 General Assembly Session?
I am still meeting with constituents and finalizing my priorities for session.

What concerns you the most about the 2017 General Assembly Session?
Predictive scheduling and the budget.

What are your budget priorities for the 2017 General Assembly Session?
Highway user fees, pension corrections and hold harmless funds for our school system.

What are your local projects or bills of local interest will you be introducing or supporting during the 2017 General Assembly Session?
We have not voted as a delegation on proposals from our local commissioners. There are several bills under consideration.

What are your thoughts on Governor Hogan’s Executive Order regarding starting the school year after Labor Day?
I was very happy with this decision and have had very positive feedback from constituents about this change.

What are your thoughts on assisted suicide?
I do not support assisted suicide.

What are your thoughts on the Highway Scoring Bill?
I do not support this bill as I think it will hurt rural areas. I think the system that was in place worked very well with local input on our priorities.

What did you do on behalf of or in support of Kathy Szeliga’s US Senate campaign?
I joined our local delegation in supporting Kathy with several fundraising events, meet and greet events and worked a poll for her on election day.
What did you do on behalf of or in support of of other Republican candidates or the Republican Party in 2016?
I attended the annual Cavey Pig Roast for Governor Hogan.

What has been your biggest accomplishment as a legislator in the first two years of this term?
I was happy to vote for the repeal of the rain tax and to support two budgets that have been steps forward for Maryland after 8 years of excessive tax increases.

Will you be running for re-election in 2018? Why or why not?
I plan to run for re-election. I have enjoyed serving and would like to continue working on issues that will benefit the citizens of Carroll County and the State of Maryland. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve.

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