Silver Spring, MD – This afternoon State Senator Roger Manno was guest speaker at a Veterans VA Benefits Forum at Leisure World. Manno was joined by representatives from Maryland Veterans Affairs Secretary Edward Chow’s staff, in addition to several other groups working on behalf of Maryland’s Veterans.
Towson, MD – This evening Senator Roger Manno received the Distinguished Legislative Service Award from the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland. The Federation honored Roger for his authorship and passage of SB419, which created a necessary funding vehicle for the Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Annapolis, MD – Today Senator Roger Manno, newly appointed Senate Chair of the Spending Affordability Committee, discussed problems in revenue forecasting that underlies all State spending, and the Spending Affordability Committee’s instructions for reforming this process.
Annapolis, MD – Today Senator Roger Manno, Senate Chairman of the Spending Affordability Committee, discussed actions by the Committee on the current FY15 and pending FY16 budgets.
REPORT FROM ANNAPOLIS: “MARYLAND STRONG”
Dear Neighbors: Thank you again for the honor that you have given me to serve you and your family in the Maryland Senate. I greatly appreciate your interest in the 2015 legislative session, and I welcome the opportunity to update you on our work.
Annapolis, MD – In today’s Baltimore Jewish Times article, Senator Roger Manno discussed the enormous cuts to education and environmental programs in Governor Hogan’s FY16 budget. “”It’s just not a tenable way to fund education,” said Montgomery County Sen. Roger Manno (D-District 19), who sits on the Senate’s Budget and Taxation Committee and chairs the Spending Affordability Committee. “You might be able to balance the books that way, but it seems to me that that’s a hell of a way to balance the books: on the backs of kids.”
Annapolis, MD – In today’s Health and Human Services budget hearing, reviewing Governor Hogan’s 2 percent across-the-board cuts to group homes and foster care, Senator Roger Manno recalls his own experience in a group home as a child. In opposition to the cuts, Senator Manno thanks Maryland Association of Resources for Family and Youth and Building Families for Children for their advocacy for youth services. To view the video click here. Manno’s comments begin at approximately 1:00:15.