Tag: Kathy Szeliga

Republicans unveil legislation aimed at reducing violent crime

The proposals include measures that would increase penalties for those who use a firearm during the commission of a crime, classify the theft of a firearm as a felony, increase the amount of jail time that prisoners must serve before they are eligible for parole, and establish a special unit within the Office of Attorney General to prosecute violent crimes in Baltimore City.

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State Roundup, February 14, 2020

Prosecutors recommend nearly five years of jail in bombshell memorandum; includes Pugh’s business ties to city comptroller; GOP lawmakers offer education proposals; spousal rape defense debated; opinion piece on judicial elections; environmental groups oppose Conowingo Dam deal; lifetime supervision for sex offenders proposed; medical marijuana ban in jails discussed for third time; deadly assault spurs hate crime bill; more mental health training for police proposed; Frederick priorities for transportation set for U.S. 15; bill proposes parental consent for birth control after teen gets implant at school; Allegany debates if slots money should go to scholarships or emergency services

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Del. Szeliga says action must be taken to help teachers deal with chronically disruptive students

House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga, R-Baltimore-Harford, called for action on five bills aimed at helping teachers deal with disruptive students. “We’re not talking about passing notes and chewing gum. We’re talking about arguing, fighting, cussing at teachers, physically and verbally assaulting teachers and other students. Teachers need the tools in the toolbox to take their classrooms back without fear of administration interference.”

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Szeliga, Van Hollen debate on TV for U.S. Senate seat; Green Party candidate ejected

The only TV debate between the two major party candidates for U.S. Senate Wednesday night was what campaign debates used to be in the good old days before 2015. In an hour of crisp questioning, Republican Kathy Szeliga, minority whip of the House of Delegates from Baltimore County, and Democrat Chris Van Hollen, a seven-term congressman from Montgomery County, discussed a dozen different issues without rancor, interruptions or personal insults.

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3 Senate candidates together for first forum and maybe last time

They are equal on the November ballot, but the three candidates for U.S. Senate sat together on the same stage for the first and possibly last time Saturday at a forum in Columbia sponsored by an African American coalition. Dr. Margaret Flowers, a physician representing the Green Party, appeared with Republican nominee Kathy Szeliga, the House of Delegates minority whip, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Democratic nominee to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

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Harford exec Glassman explores Senate race, takes poll

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, just a year into his new post, is exploring a run for U.S. Senate, at the urging of campaign advisors, he said. Glassman, a Republican, authorized a poll by his campaign that shows him relatively popular in the Baltimore region and able to beat the other candidates in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. That includes Del. Kathy Szeliga who represents part of Harford County and formally announced her candidacy Tuesday.

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Szeliga enters Senate race, seeks to connect with voter struggles

Republican Kathy Szeliga is trying to connect her life story to disaffected and struggling families she hopes will put her in the U.S. Senate next year. At her formal announcement in Annapolis Tuesday, the House minority whip told a personal tale that contrasted with the poised legislator who jousts with Democrats from her seat in the front row of the House of Delegates.

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