About this time last year, the state’s Department of Labor, Division of Unemployment Insurance (DUI) was processing unemployment claims smoothly—and more-or-less efficiently—despite its antiquated, but reliable, computer software.Read More
Alcohol-impaired drivers killed 10,265 people across the nation in 2015. Among those lost was Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta. Just 24 years old, he was killed by the exact crime he was trying to protect us from—struck by a driver under the influence during a traffic stop of a suspected impaired driver.Read More
One year into this global pandemic, we’ve lost more than 500,000 of our fellow Americans and close to 8,000 in Maryland. The approval of multiple, safe, and effective vaccines is a turning point and should inspire hope.Read More
The county should have rejected the program outright and, instead, concentrate on promoting rooftop solar panels. Stripping away euphemism, solar farms have nothing in common with agriculture; indeed they harm our food chain and the environment as a whole.Read More
As an 18-year-old Freshman at the University of Maryland, climate change is something that has been on my mind throughout my teenage years. I’ve grown up hearing about how my family lost their home and possessions in New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina.Read More
As we embark on the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic—albeit with vaccine distribution underway—demand for health care and the financial support many need to help pay for treatment has become a hot topic. Fortunately, this month the Maryland Senate will consider a positive piece of legislation that would protect the right for Marylanders to choose a Health Care Sharing Ministry to manage their health care expenses.Read More
By overriding Gov. Hogan’s veto of the first tobacco tax increase in 13 years, the General Assembly can save lives, improve health, and boost our economy. It’s an opportunity they must not pass up.Read More
The COVID-pandemic has exposed major systemic problems in Maryland’s prisons that have been ignored for years.Read More
If progressive legislators truly believe that increased criminal penalties do work as a deterrent, why are they so resistant to increasing penalties for more serious and widespread violent crime? Either tough sentencing rules deter and punish violent crime or they don’t – they can’t have it both waysRead More
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