This Memorial Day, please remember Calvert County resident Richard Collins, III. Richard met my son, Samuel, in Middle School. They immediately became good friends. After high school, Richard entered ROTC at Bowie State University. Last year, while visiting College Park, Richard was murdered. He would have graduated from Bowie State just days later. Richard was...
Buying Healthcare Insurance in the individual market is so expensive — that monthly healthcare costs can be higher than mortgage payments. CareFirst and Kaiser, the remaining two insurers offering individual plans, have requested rate increases ranging from 18.5% to 91.4%! This is the fourth consecutive year of record hikes under the broken system that is...Read More
Each year, Marylanders are forced to move because of retirement income taxes. Governor Hogan and the Republicans have worked tirelessly to end the practice of taxing retirement income. Here are some examples: SB 996 The Hometown Heroes Act increases to $15,000 the deduction individuals may take provided they are 55 years of age. I voted...Read More
SB 532 provides taxpayer-funded scholarships to non-citizens in Maryland. The bill opens up nearly $90 million in college scholarships to undocumented students. An amendment was proposed that would give American citizens residing in Maryland priority to the scholarships. The amendment was quickly voted down by Progressive Democrats. Backroom Deals The Backroom Bill removes oversight of...Read More
HB 1654 prohibits Internet Service Providers (ISP’s), such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast, from throttling some content. Facebook & Google have admittedly and wrongfully censored user content based on political leaning. Yet, House Democrats rejected an amendment that would prohibit Facebook and Google from engaging in censorship. It is clear that Progressive Democrats in Maryland...Read More