Heather Mizeur http://publicradiodelmarva.net en Mizeur and Gansler Hit Campaign Issues http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/mizeur-and-gansler-hit-campaign-issues <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Del. Heather Mizeur, who is running for Maryland governor, has proposed a state-run retirement savings program to help workers who don't have retirement plans from their employers.</p><p>Mizeur, a Democrat, announced plans Wednesday for promoting the health, safety and security of Maryland's elderly population. She also wants to seek more funds for Alzheimer's research and create a registry of long-term care workers found guilty of abuse.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:03:06 +0000 Don Rush 52647 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Mizeur and Gansler Hit Campaign Issues MD House Approves $39 Billion Spending Plan http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/md-house-approves-39-billion-spending-plan <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates has approved the state's $39 billion budget for the next fiscal year.</p><p>The House voted 100-38 Thursday.</p><p>Delegates decided to stick with a plan already approved by the Senate to address a significant drop in revenue estimates earlier this month by using $200 million in money that had been planned to shore up the long-term health of the state pension system. The plan calls for restoring the full $300 million above the required annual payment in several years.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:14:23 +0000 Don Rush 51604 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net MD House Approves $39 Billion Spending Plan MD Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Joins Marijuana Rally http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/md-democratic-gubernatorial-candidate-joins-marijuana-rally <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A state delegate who's running for governor is planning a rally with marijuana reform advocates before she urges other lawmakers to decriminalize the drug.</p><p>Del. Heather Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat, is the lead sponsor of a bill that would make pot possession a civil offense, punishable by a $100 fine instead of arrest. Offenders under age 21 would receive drug education.</p><p>Mizeur is also sponsoring a marijuana legalization bill.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:22:22 +0000 Don Rush 50745 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net MD Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Joins Marijuana Rally Progressive Group Endorses Heather Mizeur In MD Governor's Race http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/progressive-group-endorses-heather-mizeur-md-governors-race <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democracy for America, a national organization for progressive politics, is endorsing Del. Heather Mizeur's bid for Maryland governor.</p><p>Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont, founded the organization in 2004. This is the organization's first gubernatorial endorsement for the 2014 political cycle.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:22:16 +0000 Don Rush 50667 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Progressive Group Endorses Heather Mizeur In MD Governor's Race MD Bills to Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/md-bills-help-homeowners-facing-foreclosure <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Two of the Maryland House's more liberal Democrats are pushing for new protections against foreclosures: a six-month freeze on foreclosures and a ban on deficiency judgments.</p><p>Aisha Braveboy, a Prince George's County delegate running for attorney general, testified for the moratorium bill Thursday before the House Environmental Matters Committee. She said it could save homeowners struggling through bureaucratic delays with banks, such as lost paperwork.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:59:23 +0000 Don Rush 50070 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net MD Bills to Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure GOP Gubernatorial Candidate To Take Public Campaign Financing http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/gop-gubernatorial-candidate-take-public-campaign-financing <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Larry Hogan will use public campaign financing in the GOP primary race for governor of Maryland.</p><p>Hogan made the announcement on Monday as he formally filed to run for office with his running mate, Boyd Rutherford, in Annapolis.</p><p>To qualify for public funding for his campaign, Hogan will need to raise about $258,600 in contributions of $250 or less from individuals.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:35:47 +0000 Don Rush 48731 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net GOP Gubernatorial Candidate To Take Public Campaign Financing MD Governor's Race Gets Another Candidate, Key Endorsement for Democrat http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/md-governors-race-gets-another-candidate-key-endorsement-democrat <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Larry Hogan has officially announced he is running for governor, but he's postponing an evening event due to snow.</p><p>Hogan had initially planned to hold the event Tuesday evening, but he's postponing it to next week.</p><p>The National Weather Service says Anne Arundel County could get 6 to 8 inches of snow Tuesday.</p><p>During the administration of former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich, Hogan was secretary of appointments. The 57-year-old real estate broker now leads a conservative, grassroots political organization called Change Maryland.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:00:13 +0000 Don Rush 48033 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net MD Governor's Race Gets Another Candidate, Key Endorsement for Democrat Heather Mizeur Gets Nod From Two Women's Groups http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/heather-mizeur-gets-nod-two-womens-groups <p>TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) - Two women's groups are endorsing Delegate Heather Mizeur in her bid for the Democratic nomination for governor.</p><p>The <a href="http://wapo.st/1cfJsXk">Washington Post</a> reports that the Maryland chapter of the National Organization for Women and the national group Feminist Majority endorsed Mizeur on Monday.</p><p>Mizeur, the only woman at the top of a gubernatorial ticket for governor in Maryland this year, has already won an endorsement from EMILY's List, a national organization known for helping female pro-abortion rights candidates raise money.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:28:13 +0000 Don Rush 47661 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Heather Mizeur Gets Nod From Two Women's Groups Heather Mizeur To Take Public Campaign Financing in MD Governor's Race http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/heather-mizeur-take-public-campaign-financing-md-governors-race <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur says she'll participate in the state's public financing system in next year's governor's race.</p><p>Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat, told The Washington Post that she wants to run a grassroots campaign and remove the influence of corporate money from politics. She is proposing banning corporate contributions and donations from those who bid for state contracts.</p><p>Mizeur is badly trailing fellow Democrats Anthony Brown and Doug Gansler in fundraising.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:27:01 +0000 Don Rush 45763 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Heather Mizeur To Take Public Campaign Financing in MD Governor's Race Democratic Candidate for Governor Would Legalize Marijuana http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/democratic-candidate-governor-would-legalize-marijuana <p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - A Maryland lawmaker who is running for governor is proposing to legalize marijuana in the state.</p><p>Del. Heather Mizeur announced the plan on Tuesday.</p><p>She says legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana in a way similar to how the state regulates alcohol would provide the state with increased revenue and enhance public safety.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:40:30 +0000 Don Rush 44955 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Democratic Candidate for Governor Would Legalize Marijuana Senator Ben Cardin Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/senator-ben-cardin-endorses-anthony-brown-governor <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin is endorsing Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor.</p><p>Cardin announced his support for Brown and his running mate Ken Ulman on Monday in Baltimore.</p><p>The Democratic senator says Brown has worked to improve Maryland schools, reduce domestic violence and create jobs to strengthen the middle class.</p><p>Brown also has won endorsements from Gov. Martin O'Malley, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and four of Maryland's seven Democratic congressmen for their party's nomination.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:55:37 +0000 Don Rush 44887 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Senator Ben Cardin Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor Heather Mizeur Picks Running Mate in Md Governor's Race http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/heather-mizeur-picks-running-mate-md-governors-race <p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The pastor of an African-American church in Prince George's County will be state Del. Heather Mizeur's running mate in her bid for Maryland governor.</p><p>Mizeur's campaign announced Wednesday that the Rev. Delman Coates will run for lieutenant governor on her ticket.</p><p>Coates is the pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton. In a break with some other black church leaders from Prince George's County, he was an advocate for legalization of gay marriage in Maryland.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:38:35 +0000 Don Rush 44670 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Heather Mizeur Picks Running Mate in Md Governor's Race Former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest Makes Gubernatorial Endorsement http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/former-congressman-wayne-gilchrest-makes-gubernatorial-endorsement <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - A former Republican congressman from the Eastern Shore is endorsing Delegate Heather Mizeur, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor next year.</p><p>Mizeur, who represents Montgomery County, announced the endorsement of Wayne Gilchrest and five current and former local officials from the Eastern Shore on Tuesday.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:32:39 +0000 Don Rush 43026 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest Makes Gubernatorial Endorsement Death of Disabled Man Results in Calls for New Police Standards http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/death-disabled-man-results-calls-new-police-standards <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland lawmaker is calling for statewide standards relating to approaching the disabled, after a man with Down syndrome died when police tried to remove him from a movie theater.</p><p>Del. Heather Mizeur asked Gov. Martin O'Malley in a letter Tuesday to launch an investigation under the state's health department.</p><p>Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat who is running for governor, requested a commission be formed to design statewide standards for workforce training.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:00:44 +0000 Don Rush 39004 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Death of Disabled Man Results in Calls for New Police Standards Crab And Clam Bake Draws Politicians to Crisfield http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/crab-and-clam-bake-draws-politicians-crisfield <p>It was hot and were the politics at the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield yesterday.</p><p>With Maryland’s state elections just around the corner next year… politicians showed up as they geared up for their campaigns.</p><p>On the Democratic side, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown who is running for governor showed up with his running mate Ken Ulman along with competitor Heather Mizeur.&nbsp;</p><p>Brown and Ulman by far had the largest contingent on hand.</p><p>Meanwhile, Republican Gubernatorial hopeful David Craig made a stop along with his running mate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:12:48 +0000 Don Rush 37906 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Crab And Clam Bake Draws Politicians to Crisfield Fracking Ban on Table In Annapolis http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/fracking-ban-table-annapolis <p></p><p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Fracking opponents plan to be in Annapolis for the introduction of a bill calling for a state moratorium on the natural gas drilling technique until studies are completed on its impact.</p><p>Delegate Heather Mizeur plans to introduce the bill on Thursday. Opponents of the drilling technique also known as hydraulic fracturing plan to join her at a news conference.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:31:01 +0000 Don Rush 28765 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Fracking Ban on Table In Annapolis