The Election Returns

If the Supreme Court follows the election returns, as one of my Political Science professors taught me, the Congress even more so.

A dozen GOP members of the House are retiring; they will be more likely to follow the path of Senators Corker and Flake and break with President Trump. Others will join their departing ranks.

As Robert Mueller draws closer to the President, these Republicans will move further away.

The Trump Administration announced on Tuesday what it called ‘a new day for Medicaid,’” the New York Times reported yesterday, “telling state health officials that the federal government would be more receptive to work requirements and other conservative policy ideas to reshape the main government health program for low-income people.”

In Maryland, we adopted a requirement that welfare applicants and recipients be screened for drug use. I worked on this with a health expert and a Republican colleague.

I have contacted a lobbyist on social welfare issues to discuss our strategy for Medicaid’s “new day.”

A fake justification

Why does it matter that President Trump said that the illegal votes of millions of unauthorized immigrants denied him a popular vote majority?

Voter fraud is the fake justification for voter-ID laws, whose purpose is to make it difficult for people to vote who are likely to vote Democratic.

Elected officials who support these infringements on the right to vote must be held accountable.

Under North Carolina law election law, forms of identification that were disproportionately held by African Americans were unacceptable, but the forms of identification that were disproportionately held by whites were acceptable. Since this distinction had a disproportionate impact on certain groups of people, it violated the 14th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in North Carolina State Conference of NAACP v. McCrory.

When it comes to bill drafting, I’m very conservative.

If it’s been done before, don’t reinvent the wheel.

Today is the last day to request that a bill be drafted and be guaranteed a public hearing.

I asked how another state had funded an administrative unit that I hope to replicate.

A court settlement addresses the same problem as another bill I’m requesting. The settlement applies only to the parties in that case. My legislation would apply certain provisions in the settlement to everyone engaging in certain real estate transactions.

  • My Key Issues:

  • Pimlico and The Preakness
  • Our Neighborhoods
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Lead Paint Poisoning