Category: District 39

Reznik Report from Annapolis – Week 5

February 13, 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of the Reznik Report. We have now passed all of the submission deadlines for the 2020 session, and we have a record-the most bills ever filed before the “drop” deadline. Under Maryland rules, every bill is entitled to a hearing if filed before the deadline, so all of the committees […] View page


With nowhere to go, foster children staying on in Maryland hospitals and psychiatric units after treatment

February 4, 2020

https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-ga-foster-children-hospitals-20200203-i3r5anhvxfgzna44nxhavu6dhe-story.html By Pamela Wood Baltimore Sun | Feb 03, 2020 | 7:41 PM Maryland social services officials have left foster children in hospitals and psychiatric units — often for weeks at a time — when there are no group homes or foster families available. The situation has drawn the attention of state lawmakers, including Del. […] View page


Reznik Report from District 39: 2020 Session is about to begin

January 2, 2020

I hope you had a great holiday season with family, good friends, and good food. The 2020 Legislative Session is fast approaching, and I wanted to provide you with an update with what I intend to work over the course of the next 90 days. This email is long, so I apologize, but it wouldn’t […] View page


Maryland state employee union raises concerns about under-staffing in prisons, hospitals

October 30, 2019

https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-staffing-complaints-20191029-6m72nukui5bo5m7alosk3t6jvi-story.html By PAMELA WOOD BALTIMORE SUN | OCT 29, 2019 | 3:34 PM Jason Suggs, an official with the AFSCME Union for state employees, discusses staffing issues during a press conference in Annapolis on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (Pamela Wood) Members of the largest union of state government employees, who are locked in a contract dispute with the […] View page


Montgomery County Executive Elrich, County Councilmembers, Federal, State and Municipal Officials Call for State to Return Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) to Maryland Transportation Plan



https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=23589 Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich on Oct. 28 led a group of County Councilmembers, Federal, State and municipal officials, as well as Montgomery business leaders, to express their disappointment and concern with the Maryland Department of Transportation’s decision to eliminate the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) from the draft of the State 2020-25 Consolidated Transportation […] View page


MD lawmakers, officials, union meet on staffing shortages



https://www.mrt.com/news/article/MD-lawmakers-officials-union-meet-on-staffing-14572619.php Elliott Davis, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State union employees told lawmakers Tuesday they are concerned that staff shortages — of about 2,600, according to a 2018 study — are causing safety issues, including some injuries, for employees at certain agencies. Maryland lawmakers, state officials and union members gathered in Annapolis to […] View page


Larry Hogan’s hypocrisy on drug prices

September 24, 2019

By Letters to the Editor  September 22, 2019 at 6:48 p.m. EDT Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has refused to release funding for the Prescription Drug Affordability Board, and he has not named the administration-appointed members as required by the legislation that created the board. In recent days, he has signaled a path forward through an existing commission appointed […] View page


Montgomery Pols Fume as State Ends Funding for Transit Project



Did the Hogan administration just effectively kill a long-debated public transit project in Montgomery County? Or was the proposal already on life support without key Montgomery County policymakers and transit advocates knowing or acknowledging it? Either way, county lawmakers sounded the alarm Monday when they noticed that the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) was pulling […] View page