Tag: Mike Lenett

Lenett, Manno spar over District 19 Senate seat, leadership, but struggle to show policy differences

While campaigning to keep his seat representing District 19, Sen. Mike Lenett said many people he meets are still trying to figure out why the freshman Democrat has a challenger.

Lenett, an attorney first elected in 2006, is being taken on in the Democratic primary by one-term Del. Roger Manno. Lenett said the fact that he has a primary race to run has been difficult to explain to constituents.

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Small victories for disabled, but advocates want more money

Disability advocates were proud to have claimed a few victories on Tuesday, as Gov. Martin O’Malley signed new voting rights and other laws into effect, but the overwhelming consensus from this year’s legislative session is that there is still a “long, long way to go.”

O’Malley approved several bills that affected specific groups of people with disabilities, but advocates complain that overarching issues — specifically funding for mental health services — were not addressed.

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