Del. Dereck E. Davis: State Comptroller Peter Franchot’s attacks on revision of state’s breweries laws unfair

As chairman of the Economic Matters Committee of the House of Delegates, I recognize that no legislation is perfect. Democrats and Republicans sit together and spend hours working to understand complex business issues, hearing from people on all sides. We take our jobs seriously for the people of Maryland. In the last legislative session, we worked together to update Maryland’s beer laws to expand growth opportunities for breweries in our state.

What I don’t understand is why a policy debate has turned into accusations of corruption …

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Walkin’ In Rhythm

Walkin’ In Rhythm

First Annual Suicide Prevention Walk Forms Thru Those Feeling The Same Pain

By Raoul Dennis // PHOTOGRAPHY RAOUL DENNIS & AMIR STOUDAMIRE

Although two of the most prominent of Maryland laws aimed at preventing teen suicide are written in her daughter’s name, Lauryn, who took her own life at 15, Linda Diaz won’t tell you that it’s the most important part of what she wants people to know.

“We have to break the stigma, we have to end the silence about depression and suicide,” Diaz says. Her passionate, …

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#wearorange on June 2nd

#wearorange on June 2nd

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

On June 2 2017, people across our nation, including in our state, will join together in the third annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Gun owners, community activists, sportsmen, media leaders, lawmakers, faith leaders, teachers, students, and will all wear orange to bring attention to the issue of gun violence and the lives cut short. Numerous cities and towns plan to light key buildings in orange. This non-partisan,unifying action will show that these victims of gun violence are not forgotten and that wecan do more to come together …

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2017 Legislative Wrap-Up

2017 Legislative Wrap-Up

Delegate Dereck E. Davis – 25th District
2017 Legislative Wrap-up

 

 

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

 

Thank you for allowing me to represent the 25th Legislative District as a delegate in the Maryland General Assembly.  It is an honor and a privilege to work for the citizens of Prince George’s County on legislation, constituent concerns, and community issues.  I fight for middle class and working families, job creation, expanded health care coverage for Marylanders, and businesses growth and development.

 

Below I have provided a brief summary of legislation, local and statewide, …

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Caucus Roundup 3/10/17

FRACKING BAN PASSED

During the two year moratorium in Maryland we spent countless hours researching the public health and environmental impact of fracking and listening to those communities that would be most affected. The Environment & Transportation Committee concluded the risks far outweigh the benefits.

In 2010 and 2016 the federal EPA found that fracking can impact drinking water supplies. We successfully passed the statewide fracking ban in the House today, 97–40.

We have a responsibility to ensure clean water, clean air and a clean environment …

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Speaker Busch, House Leaders Announce “Our Middle Class Matters” Package

SPEAKER BUSCH, HOUSE LEADERS ANNOUNCE “OUR MIDDLE CLASS MATTERS” LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE

ANNAPOLIS, MD – House Speaker Michael E. Busch and fellow House leaders today announced the “Our Middle Class Matters” legislative package that provides greater economic security and workplace protections for over 1 million, hard-working Marylanders.  

“Too many working class families are still falling behind each month,” said Speaker Busch. “This package should find broad, bipartisan support during the 2017 session.”

A centerpiece of the “Our Middle Class Matters” …

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Weekly Caucus Update

WEAPON-FREE HIGHER EDUCATION ZONES

Today, we passed HB 159 that bans guns on college campuses. While Congressional Republicans and Trump’s Administration are trying to undo the progress America has made on gun control—it is important that we stand up for Maryland values and strengthen gun laws.

Administrators, Students and Campus Police Chiefs Agree

Across the county, 95% of college presidents support a gun ban on college campuses, 79% of college students would not feel safe with concealed guns on campus and 89% of campus police chiefs believe preventing …

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Everytown, Maryland Moms Demand Action Join State Legislators to Support Gun Safety Bills at Capitol

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January 31, 2017

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EVERYTOWN, MARYLAND MOMS DEMAND ACTION JOIN STATE LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT GUN SAFETY BILLS AT CAPITOL

Bills Seek to Close Dangerous Loophole in Existing Background Check Law and Keep Guns Away from Domestic Abusers

More Than 100 Moms Demand Action Volunteers Turn Out For Press Conference and Rally at the Capitol

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – More than 100 volunteers with the Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense …

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State Reassessing Emergency Response After Ellicott City Flooding

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Almost six months since the flood in Ellicott City, businesses are still recovering, and now lawmakers are reassessing the state’s emergency response.

It was all hands on deck when Ellicott City’s Main Street went under water, but did those hands get there fast enough?

Back on July 30, 2016, the rain came and the water kept on rising in Ellicott City. Two people were killed and many others were displaced, with damages in the millions.

“I filmed the water rushing into our basement and destroying …

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6th Annual New Coat Drive

6th Annual New Coat Drive

Dear Friend,

It’s that time of year again! While everyone gets into the Holiday spirit, we also need to remember that temperatures are dropping and the need for warm clothing is more important than ever.

That is why I hope you’ll join me for the 6th Annual New Coat Drive on December 10, 2016 from 9am-2pm at the Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Center. The invitation with full details can be found below.

I ask that you join us and donate a new coat for all of those …

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