Archive for General Updates

Monday, March 7th, 2016 @ 7:38PM

Discussing Tax Incentives to Help Veterans Stay in the State of Maryland

Yolanda Vazquez speaks with Senator Douglas J. J. Peters, representing District 23 for the Maryland State Senate. They discuss tax incentives to help veterans stay in the State of Maryland. Taped 02/02/16

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Saturday, March 5th, 2016 @ 3:56PM

2016 Legislative Update #5: Criminal Justice Reinvestment

Dear Neighbor, Maryland currently incarcerates more than 20,000 offenders annually, costing Maryland taxpayers $1.3 billion in corrections spending in 2014, up from $916 million in 2005. Meanwhile, critical recidivism reduction investments like veteran’s treatment and specialty courts, drug treatment, and reentry programs have been underfunded. By reforming the state’s criminal…

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 @ 3:50PM

2016 Legislative Update #4: Transportation

Dear Neighbor, Last week legislative leaders in the Maryland General Assembly announced a series of common sense initiatives to create more transparency and accountability in deciding how your tax dollars are spent on transportation and transit projects. As your State Senator, I strongly believe that Maryland taxpayers deserve to know…

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 @ 2:39PM

2016 Legislative Update #3: Accountability & Transparency

Dear Neighbor, As your State Senator, one of my top priorities is ensuring that I remain accountable and accessible to the people I serve. While the Legislature is in session, I do my best to stay in touch and keep you informed with updates toTwitter, Facebook and Instagram and, of…

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Monday, February 8th, 2016 @ 4:52PM

2016 Legislative Update #2: Supporting Our Middle Class

Dear Neighbor, Earlier this week, I joined my colleagues to announce legislation to support the middle-class by focusing on College Affordability, Pay Equity, and Retirement Security. I wanted to take a moment to tell you about a couple of these bills before the Legislature that I am supporting. College affordability…

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Monday, February 1st, 2016 @ 6:49PM

The 2016 Maryland Budget: Fighting for Prince George’s County

Dear Neighbor, Last week, the Administration introduced a $42.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2017 and after having a chance to review the numbers, I have the following concerns: Thanks to prior actions taken by the General Assembly, the Administration was required to fully fund top priorities such as K-12…