A collection of media coverage of our Caucus members this week.
- Delegate Deb Rey offered an amendment that would have added another $1 million for school security. Delegates Joe Cluster and William Folden also gave comments about school safety.
- Frederick Delegates discuss aspects of the Operating and Capital Budgets, including the funding for the controversial Hotel and Conference Center.
- Delegates Neil Parrott, Mike McKay, Paul Corderman, and Wendell Beitzel discuss the budget and their concerns about stalled tax reform.
- Delegate Nic Kipke offered a “friendly” amendment to restrict funding for the Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility, pending a report on the facility’s dikes.
- The BayNet has coverage of Delegate Rey’s budget amendment to use the $1 million from the Maryland Defense Act to go towards school safety.
- Delegate Wendell Beitzel’s legislation to restore highway user revenue is moving through the legislature.
- Delegate Mike McKay is pushing hard for approval of and funding for a pilot program to provide dental care for adult Medicaid recipients.
- During debate on the bill that cut the Board of Public Works from school construction oversight, Delegate Nic Kipke talked about the Board’s critical importance in getting things done for Maryland’s students.
- Delegate David Vogt’s legislation to keep schools from collecting social security numbers has passed the House.
- Delegate William Wivell sponsored legislation that would expand county property tax credits for disabled veterans.
- Delegate Kathy Afzali testified before the Senate Budget and Finance Committee on her bill that will extend tax credits for police officers who live in high-crime neighborhoods to transit police.
- In a piece for the East County Times, Delegate Robin Grammer discusses legislation that would have required additional audits for Baltimore County Public Schools.
- One of Delegate Kathy Szelgia’s bills to fight proposed power lines in Harford County passed the House 134-0.
- The House Environment and Transportation Committee had a hearing on Delegate Carozza’s bill to allow the State Highway Administration to create designated zones during special vehicle events similar to work zones.
- Delegate Sid Saab’s bill to allow family members to visit ailing relatives passed the House unanimously.