Category: District 39

Montgomery Pols Fume as State Ends Funding for Transit Project

September 24, 2019

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

State Ends Commitment to Corridor Cities Transitway

The future of the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) is in doubt after the Maryland Department of Transportation removed the project from its latest list of priorities. The most recent draft of the Consolidated Transportation Plan, a detailed agenda for statewide transit projects, states that the CCT has been removed from the development and evaluation phase. […] View page

Heat Advisory this weekend. Some tips on staying cool and safe.

July 19, 2019

Starting today through the remainder of the weekend, temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees, with a heat index that is significantly higher. As you know, this can be extremely dangerous for some in our community, especially children, the elderly, disabled, or ill. It is also not great for otherwise healthy individuals either. Extreme heat […] View page

Why are we so afraid of single payer in Md.?

June 10, 2019

Why are we so afraid of single payer in Md.? By Kirill Reznik, June 10, 2019 For the last two years, I have sponsored legislation to create a form of single-payer health care in Maryland. My bill is somewhere between Bernie Sander’s “Medicarefor All” (which federal law prevents us from doing at the state level) […] View page

After preaching bipartisanship, Hogan now ready for ‘battle’

Erin Cox, The Washington Post,  Published 7:35 pm EDT, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 HANOVER, Md. – Days after he bowed out of a potential presidential bid he had stoked by emphasizing bipartisanship, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan delivered a combative speech skewering Democrats who control the state legislature and vowing to spend the remainder of his term in […] View page

Real ID Compliance in Maryland

May 13, 2019

Many of you have seen reports on various news outlets such as this one in The Baltimore Sun concerning getting your driver’s license or State identification renewed in time to be compliant with federal Real ID laws. I have received numerous inquiries from constituents who have been concerned that their driver’s license or ID card will not […] View page

2019 End of Session Letter

April 11, 2019

The 2019 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly has come to a close, and while it was full of very difficult decisions, we were able to accomplish some wonderful things for Montgomery County and the entire state of Maryland. This was my fourth session serving on the Appropriations Committee, where I chair the Health […] View page

Reznik Report from Annapolis – Week 5 Update

February 11, 2019

Things are beginning to roll in Annapolis. The House of Delegates passed our first bill out of the House this week, HB 78 sponsored by Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins of Montgomery County, that will require the Maryland Department of Corrections to release information on the industries and wages of inmates working in our prisons. The bill […] View page

After past failed attempts, UMD grad students rally again for collective bargaining rights

February 8, 2019

Dozens of graduate students attended the bill’s first hearing. UMD grad students present collective bargaining bill to lawmakers in the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday alongside Del. Marc Korman. (Photo courtesy of Katie Brown) By Angela Roberts | 1 day ago University of Maryland graduate students packed the House Appropriations Committee room in Annapolis Tuesday to […] View page