Heather Mizeur http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Brown, Hogan Win, Colburn Out http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/brown-hogan-win-colburn-out <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will face Republican Larry Hogan in Maryland governor's race in November.</p><p>With 90% of the vote counted,&nbsp; brown won 51 percent in the Democratic primary to 24 percent for Attorney General Doug Gansler.</p><p>Delegate Heather Mizeur came in third with 22% of the vote.</p><p>Meanwhile, Hogan outdistanced his nearest rival by 43 percent to Harford County Executive David Craig who came in with 30 percent. Charles County businessman Charles Lollar picked up 15 pecent while Delegate Ron George received 12 percent.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:28:26 +0000 Don Rush 56642 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Brown, Hogan Win, Colburn Out Maryland Voters Go To the Polls Today http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-voters-go-polls-today <p>Maryland voters are set to go to the polls today to cast their ballots in primaries across the state.</p><p>Voting precincts open at 7 a.m. in Maryland and will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.</p><p>Topping the ballot are the primary races for governor.</p><p>On the Democratic side Lt. Governor Anthony Brown has been leading in the polls against rivals Attorney General Doug Gansler and Delegate Heather Mizeur.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:03:46 +0000 Don Rush 56571 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Voters Go To the Polls Today Doug Gansler Offers Tax Cut Plan in MD Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/doug-gansler-offers-tax-cut-plan-md-governors-race <p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is proposing a middle class tax cut, as Maryland's primary in the governor's race is less than two weeks away.</p><p>Gansler on Thursday proposed the tax cut for households with incomes between $50,000 and $100,000 a year. An individual would get a $200 income tax credit for 2016, 2017 and 2018 tax years. Families would get a $400 tax credit for each of those years.</p><p>Early voting began Thursday. It will continue for a week. Maryland's primary is June 24.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:33:07 +0000 Don Rush 55953 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Doug Gansler Offers Tax Cut Plan in MD Governor's Race Doug Gansler's Uphill Battle to Become Maryland's Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/doug-ganslers-uphill-battle-become-marylands-governor <p>Public opinion polls show Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown with a 20 plus lead over rival Attorney General Doug Gansler in the race for the Democratic gubernatorial primary race with Delegate Heather Mizeur a distance third.&nbsp; The Attorney General stopped by the studios of Delmarva Public Radio to discuss the race and the issues</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:19:05 +0000 Don Rush 55811 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Doug Gansler's Uphill Battle to Become Maryland's Governor Anthony Brown & Larry Hogan Lead in Their Primaries for Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/anthony-brown-larry-hogan-lead-their-primaries-governor <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A new poll in the Maryland governor's race shows Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown with a big lead over his Democratic primary rivals.</p><p>Tuesday's <a href="http://tinyurl.com/ln9lumk">Washington Post </a>poll found that 46 percent of likely Democratic voters supported Brown. Twenty-three percent backed Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Del. Heather Mizeur was third with 16 percent.</p><p>A survey in February also put Brown ahead by more than 20 points.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Republicans</strong></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:02:16 +0000 Don Rush 55746 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Anthony Brown & Larry Hogan Lead in Their Primaries for Governor Doug Gansler Pushes Corporate Tax Cut in Race For MD Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/doug-gansler-pushes-corporate-tax-cut-race-md-governor <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Attorney General Doug Gansler is highlighting his plan to cut the corporate income tax rate to demonstrate he is the most willing of Maryland's Democratic primary candidates for governor to do what's necessary to spur the state's economy.</p><p>Gansler wants to gradually cut the state's corporate income tax from 8.25 percent to 6 percent. He says that will make Maryland more competitive with Virginia for companies that want to be near the nation's capital.</p><p>Gansler is running in the Democratic primary against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Del. Heather Mizeur.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:46:18 +0000 Don Rush 55552 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Doug Gansler Pushes Corporate Tax Cut in Race For MD Governor Anthony Brown Defends Health Exchange Role During MPT Debate http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/anthony-brown-defends-health-exchange-role-during-mpt-debate <p>OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown continues to face questions about Maryland's badly flawed health exchange website in his bid to become the next governor</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:51:43 +0000 Don Rush 55353 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Anthony Brown Defends Health Exchange Role During MPT Debate Delegate Heather Mizeur: The Liberal in MD Democratic Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delegate-heather-mizeur-liberal-md-democratic-governors-race <p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Del. Heather Mizeur is campaigning as the most liberal candidate in Maryland's Democratic primary.</p><p>She told The Associated Press in a recent interview that closing income inequality gaps is a top priority. She supports bringing back a tax on people with incomes of $1 million or more to help ease the tax burden on the middle class.</p><p>She also backs legalizing marijuana and taxing it to pay for expanding pre-kindergarten.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 15:39:42 +0000 Don Rush 55088 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delegate Heather Mizeur: The Liberal in MD Democratic Governor's Race Anthony Brown Gets Endorsement from Key Environmental Group http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/anthony-brown-gets-endorsement-key-environmental-group <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor.</p><p>The environmental group announced the endorsement Wednesday in Baltimore.</p><p>Karla Raettig, the executive director of the organization, says the group is confident Brown will build on the environmental record of Gov. Martin O'Malley.</p><p>The group also noted Brown's running mate, Ken Ulman, for environmental initiatives he supported as county executive of Howard County.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:05:26 +0000 Don Rush 55079 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Anthony Brown Gets Endorsement from Key Environmental Group Post Endorses GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Larry Hogan http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/post-endorses-gop-gubernatorial-hopeful-larry-hogan <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Washington Post has endorsed Larry Hogan in the Republican primary for governor.</p><p>The newspaper on Wednesday (http://wapo.st/1noggVI ) wrote that Hogan is the "most likely to offer voters a plausible alternative." It did not express much enthusiasm for the race in general, referring to "the lackluster Democratic contest" and describing the GOP primary as "a low-key affair."</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:21:52 +0000 Don Rush 54625 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Post Endorses GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Larry Hogan Washington Post Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/washington-post-endorses-anthony-brown-governor <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Post editorial board is endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland's Democratic primary race for governor as the best candidate to attract and retain jobs.</p><p>In an editorial Sunday, the Post editorial board writes that Brown is "a conscientious public servant with broad experience" as a lawyer, legislator and in the executive branch under Gov. Martin O'Malley.</p><p>The editorial notes much of Maryland's electorate remains undecided in the June 24 primary. The winner is likely to become the next governor.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:11:11 +0000 Don Rush 54075 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Washington Post Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor MD Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Tonight http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-gubernatorial-candidates-debate-tonight <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Candidates in Mryalnd's Democratic primary are scheduled to debate at the University of Maryland.</p><p>The debate Wednesday evening will be held in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park.</p><p>Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Del. Heather Mizeur are scheduled to participate.</p><p>The debate will focus on the state's economy. It's expected to include discussion about job creation, education and transportation and transit challenges facing the state.</p><p>Maryland's primary is June 24.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 13:05:57 +0000 Don Rush 53836 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Tonight Brown Outlines Jobs Program in MD Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/brown-outlines-jobs-program-md-governors-race <p>UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has released an outline of a plan aimed at growing Maryland's economy if he becomes governor.</p><p>Brown, who is running in the Democratic primary for governor, released the five-point plan on Tuesday.</p><p>At the top of the list is using innovative financing to pay for infrastructure. Brown led an effort to better define public-private partnerships in the state last year.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 17:09:16 +0000 Don Rush 53781 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Brown Outlines Jobs Program in MD Governor's Race Two Major TV Debates Set for MD Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/two-major-tv-debates-set-md-democratic-gubernatorial-candidates <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Three Maryland Democratic candidates for governor are announcing plans for debates before the June primary.</p><p>The campaigns for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur announced the details Wednesday.</p><p>The campaigns say the first debate will take place on May 7 and will be moderated by NBC's David Gregory. It will be televised in the Washington, D.C., and Hagerstown, Md., markets. Another second debate on June 2 will be televised statewide on Maryland Public Television.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 11:55:08 +0000 Don Rush 53485 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Two Major TV Debates Set for MD Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Mizeur and Gansler Hit Campaign Issues http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net Mizeur and Gansler Hit Campaign Issues MD House Approves $39 Billion Spending Plan http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net MD House Approves $39 Billion Spending Plan MD Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Joins Marijuana Rally http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Joins Marijuana Rally Progressive Group Endorses Heather Mizeur In MD Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net Progressive Group Endorses Heather Mizeur In MD Governor's Race MD Bills to Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Bills to Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure GOP Gubernatorial Candidate To Take Public Campaign Financing http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net GOP Gubernatorial Candidate To Take Public Campaign Financing MD Governor's Race Gets Another Candidate, Key Endorsement for Democrat http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Governor's Race Gets Another Candidate, Key Endorsement for Democrat Heather Mizeur Gets Nod From Two Women's Groups http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net Heather Mizeur Gets Nod From Two Women's Groups Heather Mizeur To Take Public Campaign Financing in MD Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net Heather Mizeur To Take Public Campaign Financing in MD Governor's Race Democratic Candidate for Governor Would Legalize Marijuana http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net Democratic Candidate for Governor Would Legalize Marijuana Senator Ben Cardin Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net Senator Ben Cardin Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor Heather Mizeur Picks Running Mate in Md Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net Heather Mizeur Picks Running Mate in Md Governor's Race Former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest Makes Gubernatorial Endorsement http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net Former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest Makes Gubernatorial Endorsement Death of Disabled Man Results in Calls for New Police Standards http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net Death of Disabled Man Results in Calls for New Police Standards Crab And Clam Bake Draws Politicians to Crisfield http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net Crab And Clam Bake Draws Politicians to Crisfield Fracking Ban on Table In Annapolis http://delmarvapublicradio.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://delmarvapublicradio.net Fracking Ban on Table In Annapolis