Emergency Open Enrollment and other useful information during Coronavirus shutdown

March 14, 2020

While we are taking precautionary action to flatten the curve on the spread of the Coronavirus, I wanted to make sure some critical information was sent out to everyone. Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Emergency Enrollment Normally, open enrollment for the Health Benefits Exchange takes place in November. However, because of the Coronavirus outbreak, if anyone […] View page

March 12th Update on the Coronavirus

March 12, 2020

This afternoon, the Governor announced additional steps regarding efforts to slow the transmission of the Coronavirus. Those actions include (1) closing Maryland schools starting on Monday, March 16th for two weeks so that all schools can be cleaned and disinfected; (2) banning gatherings of over 250 people; (3) closing senior citizen activity centers, and (4) […] View page

Coronavirus Update

March 6, 2020

As many of you have heard by now, there are three reported cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montgomery County, this first such reported cases in Maryland. I wanted to provide to you the information we have so far, and some tips and additional sources of information to keep you informed. First, The Cases ========== The […] View page

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 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 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 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 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