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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


Reznik Report from Annapolis – Groundhog Day Update

February 2, 2019

Happy February, and Happy Groundhog Day! Hope everyone’s been staying warm with all this weather we’ve been having. Please remember to bring your pets inside, and maybe check on your neighbors, and make sure they’re alright. We’re continuing to hold budget hearings – we have a difficult task ahead of us, making sure we submit […] View page


Reznik Report from Annapolis – Week 3 Update



The Budget We officially received the proposed budget this week from Governor Hogan. The Governor’s budget has a total of $46.6 Billion in total spending, which is an $1.8 billion increase over last year, and the second highest general fund growth in 12 years. Per Maryland’s Constitution, the Maryland Governor has the strongest budget authority […] View page


Reznik Report from Annapolis – Week 2 Update

January 18, 2019

Things are off to an exciting start here in Annapolis! Unfortunately, we didn’t get to have fun sledding in the snow, but we’ve been hard at work, starting hearings, requesting bills, and helping the new delegates to not get lost! First constituents to stop by and say hello I had my first constituent visit of […] View page


Election Day Voter Registration Goes Into Effect In Maryland

January 4, 2019

Election Day Voter Registration Goes Into Effect In Maryland Dominique Maria Bonessi / WAMU Maryland joins 14 other states and the District that allow Election Day registration, but election officials still need instructions from state legislators on how to implement the new law. Same-day early voter registration is already law in Maryland. A new constitutional […] View page


Speaking at Solidarity Sabbath at Kehilot Shalom Synagogue

November 3, 2018

Thank you to Rabbi Arian and the Kehilot Shalom community for inviting me to speak on this Shabbot.  It is generally an unusual event for a politician to address a Jewish community on Friday evening, but today we stand in Solidarity with not just our community, but with the persecuted and oppressed everywhere.  Therefore, that […] View page


As Maryland leaders celebrate lower health insurance rates, they don’t mention rising deductibles

October 13, 2018

Luke Broadwater Contact Reporter The Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-md-health-deductibles-20181010-story.html For weeks, Maryland leaders have been touting a bipartisan deal that will allow the state’s residents to pay lower premiums to buy health insurance — the first such rate reductions in years. The deal, made by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch and […] View page


Maryland families struggle to find in-home nurses, who make more money in neighboring states

September 13, 2018

http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-home-nurses-20180916-story.html Jill Pelovitz depends on an army of in-home nurses to keep her teenage daughter alive. Fourteen-year-old Nadiya suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes life-threatening seizures, breathing problems and other complications. The teenager, who needs help with basic life skills such as dressing and walking, requires constant monitoring in case she has a […] View page


Kirill Reznik: Single Payer Healthcare

August 6, 2018

Center Maryland link There’s a lot of controversy over a Baltimore Sun article that says single-payer healthcare costs $24 billion, and Larry Hogan is having a field day with that misinformation. This is what happens when you govern by polls and slogans. But the truth is not scary, and in fact, it’s quite commonplace. If […] View page


Dear MoCo Democrats, It’s Time to Back the Nominees

July 6, 2018

Dear MoCo Democrats, It’s Time to Back the Nominees By Delegate Kirill Reznik (D-39). You may not know it, but there is a war raging.  It’s mostly among my 3,000 or so Facebook friends.  You see, apparently there is a civil war between the Clintonite, corporatist pseudo-fascists and the Sanderista, Marxist communists for the Presidency […] View page