Maryland Strong: Report from Annapolis, 1.24.15


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.

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JewishTimes: Manno Critical of Governor’s Budget Cuts

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.”

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Budget Hearing Video: Manno Reflects on Childhood in Group Home

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.