Roger Maintains Highest Environmental Rating

Annapolis, MD – This week Senator Roger Manno again received the 100% Environmental Rating from the Maryland League of Environmental Voters (MDLCV), maintaining Manno’s 100% Lifetime Rating over the course of his 10 years in both the Maryland House and Senate.

Manno is unique in both the House and Senate in maintaining a 100% rating for this length of time (10 years), making his environmental score the single highest weighted score in Maryland.

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Roger Joins Seniors In Fight For Pedestrian Sidewalks and Crosswalk

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Above: Senator Roger Manno leading march for pedestrian improvements

 

Silver Spring, MD – Today, Senator Roger Manno joined dozens of seniors from Hampshire Village and Leisure World in crossing Norbeck Road to Bradford Park on foot, in support of greatly needed sidewalks and a pedestrian crosswalk. The retiree facilities on the south side of Norbeck Road continue to be landlocked from the public facilities at the newly built Bradford Park, which requires access by vehicle, due to the lack of sidewalks and a crosswalk.

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Roger Guest Speaker in Rockville’s Flower Valley

Rockville, MD – This evening Senator Roger Manno was the guest speaker in Rockville’s Flower Valley Community Association, a suburban community of some 700 homes abutting the communities of Manor Lakes and Manor Woods, on the north side of Norbeck Road. As always, Roger brought greetings on behalf of state delegate in the 19th District: Ben Kramer, Bonnie Cullison, and Marice’ Morales.

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Video: Fighting to Save State Jobs

Annapolis, MD – During the 2016 session of the Maryland legislature and beyond, Senator Roger Manno has stood firm in staunch opposition to the privatization of State facilities and jobs, including the Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, the Regional Institute for Children & Adolescents (R.I.C.A.) in Rockville, and the Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown.

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Roger Guest Speaker at NARFE Seniors Forum

Silver Spring, MD – Today, Senator Roger Manno was the guest speaker at the National Active Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1143 of Leisure World.

A former federal employee, Roger gave a brief overview of the 2016 legislative session of the General Assembly, as well as the status of the state’s pension solvency, the state’s AAA bond ratings, and Roger’s successful 2016 legislation, signed by Governor Hogan, to advance the hiring of veterans and their spouses.

Roger is the author of substantial legislation to advance seniors, including model legislation adopted by Governor Martin O’Malley to provide the nation’s first subsidy for seniors in the Medicare prescription drug “donut hole,” a new law to prevent genetic discrimination, among others. Roger as also selected by the Obama White House to serve on an advisory group to assist in the drafting of the Affordable Care Act, in which Roger primarily advocated for eliminating preexisting conditions, or “healthcare discrimination.”

Prior to his 2006 election to the House of Delegates, and his 2010 election to the Maryland Senate, Roger served as a Senior Counsel and Legislative Director in the United States House of Representatives.

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Manno’s Veterans Employment Bill Signed By Governor

Annapolis, MD – Today Governor Hogan signed legislation (SB245/HB306) authored by Senator Roger Manno and Delegate William Colonel Smith Jr. to increase the hiring of Veterans in Maryland, joining 27 other states who have passed private sector hiring preferences for Veterans under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

“We need it,” stated Manno.  “Maryland’s overall Veteran unemployment rate is more than 60 percent higher than the national average, and it’s more than 250 percent higher for Veterans who are women. That needs to end, and we begin that progress right now.”

Maryland is home to more than 430,000 Veterans.

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