Today the joint committee of Judiciary and Health and Govt. Operations Voted to send SB281 to the Full House.
See how members of the two committees voted. Feel free to call them and let them know how you feel about them infringing on your Constitutionally protected right to “Keep and Bear Arms”
When this bill comes to the Floor, be assured I will vote against it. We still have a chance to beat it on the Floor. Be prepared to come to Annapolis next week until the bill comes to a vote and sit in the balcony and stand in the lobby More >
Friends, I am considering spearheading “Operation DINO” state wide!!! DINO stands for Democrat in name only.
Here’s why: In Maryland, the Democrat primary controls for the most part, the elections in three major jurisdictions. Prince Georges, Montgomery County and Baltimore City. If the gun community alone follows me in this strategic plan, we can have a real effect on the next statewide election. What we have been doing for decades is NOT working. We are losing the war on our Inalienable Rights. It’s time we fight back strategically and quickly to save our State.
I am considering registering Democrat in order that I may lead a More >
In January of this year I sent a letter to the Maryland Sheriffs Association urging them to take a stand, as the duly elected law enforcement officers of the people of Maryland to defend and protect the citizens rights to kep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. I am so pleased and honored to know that Maryland Sheriffs Association has come out in strong oposition to the Governors gun ban initiatives. A big thank you goes out to Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis, and all the Sheriffs who stand with him and with the More >
Isnt it frightening to hear the words “200 million in cuts to education” or hundreds of millions in cuts to services such as police departments and libraries? It is important to note that these “cuts” are cuts in projected spending, not real belt tightening cuts to existing departmental budgets. The total budget passed by the legislative body being called a doomsday budget is by no means a true doomsday budget, it includes $700 million in growth! That’s right, growth!
According to the Department of Legislative Services, even with the cuts included in the “Doomsday Budget”, total state spending still increases by nearly More >
Press release from BGE: BG&E’s Residential Electric Customers Can Expect Decline in Commodity Portion of Their Bill
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s Residential Electric Customers Can Expect a Nearly 25 Percent Decline in the Commodity Portion of their Bill When Compared to 2009
Total bill down by nearly 17 percent since 2009
, April 26, 2011 – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), today announced that residential customers who purchase their power from the utility, under Standard Offer Service (SOS) rates, can expect to see a year-over-year decrease of approximately 14 percent in the commodity portion of their bill beginning June 1, 2011, based on new supply contracts approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission on Friday, April More >
I’d like to take a moment to wrap up the 2011 legislative session.
As you know Maryland like many other states has over spent for decades. As result, we continually run a deficit and accumulate additional debt.
I believe the budget should have been the focus of this legislative session however; the battle over same sex marriage, cross dressing legislation and illegal immigrant tuition discounts, consumed much of this year’s session. It is my belief that these issues were in fact a smokescreen and a distraction to deflect attention away from the looming budget crisis. Unfortunately, the budget crisis was overshadowed More >
March 15th there was 7 Pro Life bills heard in the Health and Government Operations Committee. Click here to view http://mlis.state.md.us/2011rs/subjects/abortion.htm
The majority of the bills focused on regulating abortion clinics and to see that those clinics meet the same reporting and oversight requirements as other medical facilities.
In November 2010, Dr. Leroy Carhart opened an abortion clinic that specializes in late term abortions in Gaithersburg Maryland. The arrival of Dr. Carhart initiated an outcry of public resistance to the practice of late term abortions. There is no doubt that he came to Maryland because of the states very lax laws and More >
I’m thrilled and humbled to announce that I have once again been re-elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. I do not hold my office lightly, and see my work as a great responsibility to God and to the people of Maryland. Thank you for trusting me to do this work on your behalf.
I am greatly encouraged by the amount of support I received this election, and have therefore decided to set my sights higher when the next election comes around. I am announcing my decision to seek the open Senate seat in Anne Arundel County District 31 in 2014. More >
Please take some time to check out the new gang initiatives website thanks to Baltimore/Washington High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
I have participated in Maryland’s Gang Task Force, and sponsored or co-sponsored the following bills from 2007-2010:
1. Consecutive Sentencing – (Co-Sponsored by Dwyer) HB1269: Require that a sentence for participation in a criminal gang be served consecutively to any other criminal sentence. This bill was adopted, but amended to only apply in the event of a murder.
2. Definition of Criminal Gang Member – (Sponsored by Dwyer) HB1307: Require the development of a definition of gang member that is consistent across the State More >