Voting, Voting, Voting…
Three more of my bills were approved by my Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee. They will be debated by the full Senate next week.
: Election Funding Fairness
In partnership with the Maryland Association of Counties and Del. Julie Palakovich Carr, this emergency bill would require our State Board of Elections to assist our counties and Local Boards of Elections by mandating a 50/50 sharing of election costs.
: Expanding Government Transparency
Transparency is an essential element of good government. Maryland boards and agencies should continue to make their meetings accessible to the public… even after the pandemic. Working with Del. Marc Korman, this will be our third year of expanding the number of agencies covered.
: Banning Toxic Sealants
Coal tar sealants are used on driveways, parking lots, and even playgrounds. Unfortunately, they are dangerous to our health and our waterways. Del. Vaughn Stewart and I are seeking to protect both by prohibiting the sale and use of these sealants. Anne Arundel
, and Prince George’s
Counties have already banned this harmful product. Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and many other stores have already stopped selling coal tar due to liability concerns.