Tag: Ronald Young

Blog: Slaves and Indians: Senators share history in immigration debate

During hours of testimony and discussion about a bill that would allow illegal immigrants living in Maryland qualify for in-state tuition to state colleges and universities on Wednesday, two senators gave brief lessons in history and genealogy.

Sen. Joanne Benson, a Prince George’s County Democrat and retired educator, took on the role of a teacher once again. After a panel of community college administrators and clergy had finished testifying, she quizzed them on the settlement of Jamestown, Va. in 1607, and Christopher Columbus’s “discovery” of the Americas in 1492.

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VIDEO: 2011 Senate session begins

Felicia Howard talked with new and old Senate leaders after the first General Assembly session opened on Wednesday. Speaking with President Pro Tem Nathaniel McFadden and freshman Sen. Ronald Young, Howard discussed historic relevance and plans for the 90-day session.

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