Tag: Sen. Will Smith
The governor added: “Thinking that you can improve law enforcement by defunding the police is like saying that you want to improve education by defunding the schools. It is absurd. It is ridiculous.”Read More
Senate President Bill Ferguson Thursday applauded a State Board of Education vote to require masks for all students and staff at all of the state’s public schools.Read More
“I’m afraid our state government, including the governor’s office, doesn’t appear to have a handle on what’s happening to the residents of our state, and what this is doing to our economy,” Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland Tenant Advocacy Director Carol Ott told MarylandReporter.com.Read More
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Chair Will Smith Thursday called for an extension of the state’s eviction pause deadline for residents and tenants that are unable to pay rent due to the pandemic.Read More
The three counties in Maryland with the highest percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus are or are among the wealthiest in the state and were won by then-candidate-and-now-President Joe Biden in the 2020 election.Read More
The anniversary of Floyd’s death will for many be a time of reflection and a time for questions.
What lessons can be learned from that tragic event? Is enough being done to prevent similar acts from occurring? And how much policing is necessary to keep the public safe?Read More
President Joe Biden needs to “convey his vision of where America is going” in his speech to a joint session of Congress, according to a former Maryland congressman.Read More
Maryland’s Republican lawmakers heaped praise upon Harford County Executive Barry Glassman following Glassman’s Thursday morning announcement that he is running for comptroller in 2022.Read More
Senate Democratic leaders Friday urged passage of a package of nine bills that are aimed at increasing accountability over the state’s law enforcement personnel.Read More
The Maryland General Assembly is considering legislation that would essentially put an end to privately run immigration detention centers in the state. But there is just one caveat, there do not appear to be any in the state.Read More
Smith’s Legislative Goals: First order of business will be housing and rental relief due to hardships caused by COVID-19
MarylandReporter.com spoke with Senate Judicial Proceedings (JPR) Committee Chairman Will Smith (D-Montgomery) on Wednesday about his policy goals for the upcoming legislative session which begins on Jan. 13, 2021. They include providing COVID relief, housing and rental relief, and enacting policing and parole reform measures.Read More
Maryland’s law enforcement personnel have been diligent in making sure that the state’s residents are abiding by restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.Read More
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