HeraldMailMedia: Manno/Smith Veterans Job Bill Advances in House and Senate

By ELIANA BLOCK Capital News Service herald-mail.com

“A bill that would allow employers to give preferential hiring and promotions to veterans and to spouses of a disabled or deceased service member, was heard in the Maryland Senate Finance Committee last week after passing the Maryland House 134-1 on Feb. 16.

The unemployment rate for Maryland veterans is 8.5 percent, more than 3 percentage points higher than the national rate for unemployed service members, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”

To read the full HeraldMailMedia.Com article, click here.


Manno’s Bi-Partisan Manufacturing Bill Draws Broad Support

Annapolis, MD – This afternoon the Maryland Senate held a hearing on Senator Roger Manno’s “Maryland Strong Manufacturing Development Act” (SB181) – bipartisan legislation cosponsored by 43 out of 46 Maryland Senators — to rebuild Maryland’s crumbling manufacturing base, and put tens of thousands of Marylanders back to work.

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Manno Statement on Spending Committee Actions

Annapolis, MD – Today, Senator Roger Manno, Senate Chair of the Spending Affordability Committee, released a statement detailing the work of the Committee that comprises its 2015 Report. In salient part, the Committee recommended fiscally prudent spending, debt, workforce and fund balance levels across all state agencies for 2016 and beyond.

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Rep. Cummings Statement in Support of Manno’s Voting Rights Bill

“Washington, D.C. (December 14, 2015) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) urged President of the Maryland Senate Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch to support universal voter registration legislation… State Senator Roger P. Manno (D-Montgomery) pre-filed legislation to implement Universal Voter Registration in Maryland. If passed, Maryland would be only the third state to adopt the policy.”

To read the press release, click here. For information about SB11, click here.

(Photo: “Elijah Cummings23” by U.S. Congress – Sourced to http://cummings.house.gov/ on enwiki. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons)

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Manno Testimony Against Privatization

Annapolis, MD – Today, Senator Roger Manno reiterated his strong opposition to legislation privatizing certain county services,  impacting the county bond rating, and costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars per year.  “The legislation must be defeated,” argued Manno, “because privatization of this particular unit of county government is, on its face, a dangerous prospect.”

To read his testimony, click here.

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Manno Statement on Hogan Immigration Position

Silver Spring, MD – Today, in response to Governor Hogan’s recent statements in opposition to Syrian refugee resettlement in Maryland, Senator Roger Manno stated “the Governor’s statement is unacceptable, lacking both an understanding of federal preemption on the issue of refugee status, and a historical context of the role that asylum status has played in immigration throughout our U.S. history.” Read More

Honoring Our Service Men and Women

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Members of my family (L-R): Uncle Sonny, Uncles Lou and Al, and Aunt Lucille

Extending a sincere thank you to all of our service men and women for their service and sacrifice to our great Nation and State.

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Manno Letter to Hogan on Illegal Regulations

Annapolis, MD – Today Senator Roger Manno, Senate Chair of the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) committee, sent a letter to Department of Environment Secretary Benjamin Grumbles regarding Governor Larry Hogan’s proposed/emergency regulations (COMAR, effectively overriding Governor O’Malley’s existing regulations on coal-fired energy plant emissions. Of note, this is the second letter that Senator Manno has sent to Governor Hogan regarding the legally suspect process used to circumvent the administrative process, and evade stronger environmental regulations.

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