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Harford Teachers Union endorses Delegate Lisanti in Primary

June 22, 2018News Clip

 

The Harford County Education Association has endorsed 16 candidates for local, state and national offices in the upcoming elections.

We believe these candidates will best serve the needs of our community, our schools, our teachers and our children. Most importantly, these candidates have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the complex issues which our teachers face, as well as, consistent dedication to our public schools, our teachers and our students.

The HCEA endorsements are as follows:

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Aegis Edorses in District 34 Primary; James for State Senate, Lisanti and Johnson for State Delegates

June 15, 2018News Clip

Legislative Subdistrict 34A: ... On the Democratic side, incumbent Mary Ann Lisanti has arguably been Harford County’s most effective legislator the past four years and deserves a shot at a second term. We also recommend nominating Steve Johnson, whose service to the Aberdeen community will make him a worthy nominee.

State Senate District 34: ... Democrats Barbara O. Kreamer and Mary-Dulany James, both former delegates, are seeking their party’s nomination. We recommend James.

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Harford legislators get down to business as 2018 General Assembly session begins

June 14, 2018News Clip

“I’ve taken the Senate version and pre-filed that, so I am very confident we are going to get that done this year,” Lisanti said.

Lisanti said she is working on a number of bills related to public safety, tax credits and health care, especially as University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health seeks state approval to build a new medical center in Have de Grace, part of her district.

She said she has also been hearing concerns from constituents about changes to health care policy at the federal level.

“Everybody gets sick, and it’s one of the basic needs that people have, is health care, and people are very, very worried,” Lisanti said.

By law, the session must adjourn by April 9, unless lawmakers have not agreed on a budget by the deadline. Most bills that legislators and Hogan approve will become law either July 1 or Oct. 1.
 

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Maryland General Assembly gives final OK to Democrats' sick leave bill

June 14, 2018News Clip

"When you enjoy certain privileges, think about your neighbors," he said.

Del. Mary Ann Lisanti said she received more than 300 phone calls and 128 letters or emails from constituents asking her to support the bill.

"I did not receive one — not one — letter, phone call or email asking me to oppose this bill," the Harford County Democrat said.
 

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Legislation to hasten closing of Harford Memorial Hospital, development of new medical center passes General Assembly

June 14, 2018News Clip

Harford Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, of Havre de Grace, testified last month during committee hearings in support of the opposing legislation. She also offered the amendment to the defeated HB-1350 to prevent a "licensed general hospital" in Harford from being closed before Oct. 1, 2017.

Lisanti, as well as a number of participants in recent community meetings in Havre de Grace and Perryville, have expressed concerns about the closure of Harford Memorial and their fears about the loss of medical services in their backyards and the impact on patients who would have to be transferred to the Bel Air hospital.
 

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State bill would protect workers affected by hospital closures

June 14, 2018News Clip

Statewide legislation is being considered in the Maryland General Assembly that would provide some relief for displaced employees of hospitals that close, such as University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in

Havre de Grace which is slated to close in the next several years.

Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, whose district includes Havre de Grace, is sponsoring House Bill 932, requiring hospital operators to pay a fee to cover the cost of assisting any employees who lose their jobs because of the closing or merger.

The bill applies to a community hospital that is closed and then converted to a free-standing medical center, or is acquired by a larger hospital or health system.
The hospital operator would have to pay one-tenth of a percent of gross revenues for the fiscal year preceding the closure; the money would go to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, the bill outlines.
 

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Maryland looks to crown 'King of Ducks' state waterfowl

June 14, 2018News Clip

The state of Maryland has a host of symbols, ranging from iconic, such as the Baltimore oriole and the diamondback terrapin, to trivial, like the state’s official sport of jousting or milk as the state’s official beverage.

Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti, D-Harford, is proposing a bill that would add a new state symbol: the canvasback duck, also known as the “King of Ducks,” as the state waterfowl.

The duck would be the first state symbol added officially since 2008, when walking became the state’s official exercise and Smith Island Cake became the state’s official dessert.
 

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Reaction varied to latest plan to replace Harford Memorial Hospital

June 14, 2018News Clip

Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, a Democrat from Havre de Grace, said that "while Harford Memorial Hospital may be an aging facility, it is a full-service community hospital."

She said she has expressed her concerns about closing the hospital to Upper Chesapeake officials, who say they will need a change in state laws to implement their plan for the new facility.

The hybrid hospital, to be built on 97 acres near the I-95/Route 155 interchange, will have an emergency room, ambulatory care and diagnostic services and a dozen beds to keep patients for one to two days. It will also have a full-service, behavioral health care component with 40 secure beds.
 

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Freeze your credit before you get burned

June 14, 2018News Clip

As of Jan. 1, 2018, there will also be an update to the Maryland Personal Information Protection Act (MPIPA), from another bill for which I was the lead sponsor, with Democratic Dels. Ned Carey and Mary Ann Lisanti. Chapter 518 (2017) will set specific timelines for reporting data breaches of personal information. The updated MPIPA will also help to guard new types of personal information such as your email account and biometric information. Be vigilant with your personal information, but also be realistic that criminals likely already have some of it. So, protect yourself. Freeze your credit before you get burned.

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Freeze your credit before you get burned

June 14, 2018News Clip

As of Jan. 1, 2018, there will also be an update to the Maryland Personal Information Protection Act (MPIPA), from another bill for which I was the lead sponsor, with Democratic Dels. Ned Carey and Mary Ann Lisanti. Chapter 518 (2017) will set specific timelines for reporting data breaches of personal information. The updated MPIPA will also help to guard new types of personal information such as your email account and biometric information. Be vigilant with your personal information, but also be realistic that criminals likely already have some of it. So, protect yourself. Freeze your credit before you get burned.

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