Annapolis, MD – Today, the Senate and House passed Senator Roger Manno’s Senate Bill 1191 – Schools and Child Care Centers – State Grant Program – Security Upgrades for Facilities at Risk of Hate Crimes or Attacks. This important legislation authorizes the Maryland Center for School Safety to make grants to schools and child care centers determined to be at risk of hate crimes or attacks because of their race, color, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin, for security-related technology and facility upgrades.
Annapolis, MD – This week, the Maryland General Assembly passed Senator Roger Manno’s Senate Bill 452 – Education – Accountability Program – Assessments (Less Testing, More Learning Act of 2017), to address the problem of onerous and ultimately unproductive standardized testing requirements that hinder the progress of our children and their educators.
Annapolis, MD – Today, Senator Roger Manno’s government transparency legislation awaits the governor’s signature, after unanimous votes in both the House and Senate.
Annapolis, MD – Recently, Senator Roger Manno authored a Committee Amendment to Governor Hogan’s flawed and unfair “manufacturing” tax bill, which gives tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations, but provides no tax relief for hard working manufacturing workers.
Annapolis, MD – Today, the governor signed legislation called for by Senator Roger Manno, to fundamentally change how Maryland state budgets are built.
Annapolis, MD — In this grueling 10-minute video from the Maryland Health and Human Services Subcommittee budget hearing, Senator Roger Manno grills Maryland’s Health Secretary on the pending repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (Obamacare, “ACA”), the adverse impact that repeal would have on Maryland, and the overwhelmingly disproportionate impact that any repeal would have on rural counties throughout Maryland.
President Trump and the GOP continue to beat the drums of #ACA repeal. On Friday, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary testified to my HHS sub-committee about what is being done to prepare for the disastrous possibility, especially in rural areas. Bottom line: repealing the ACA will unnecessarily strip the right to access health care from tens of thousands of the most vulnerable Maryland residents. It's unacceptable, and the fact that it's on the table at all shows how out of touch the GOP is.
Posted by Roger Manno on Sunday, March 5, 2017