THERE ARE CLOSE TO 700,000 UNAFFILIATED VOTERS NOT PARTICIPATING IN PRIMARIES AND TURN OUT FOR THOSE REGISTERED WITH EITHER MAJOR PARTY IS AS LOW AS 10-20% IN SOME ELECTION CYCLES AND IN SOME DISTRICTS. THIS IS CLEARING A CRISIS IN DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS.
Back to the primary election and Cindy Walsh for Governor of Maryland winning the democratic primary:
The office of Governor is very powerful in that this office has the power of appointment and oversight and accountability for all state agencies. I wrote a week ago how I would fill these agencies and this is the last of the list of state agencies needing to be filled by the new governor.
ALL OF THE OTHER DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR ARE GLOBAL CORPORATE POLS-----ONLY CINDY WALSH FOR GOVERNOR HAS THE PLATFORM FOR A DOMESTIC ECONOMY AND GOVERNING IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST!
- MARYLANDHistoric St. Mary's City Commission
- Once again, Cindy Walsh has a passion for history and architecture and will be a strong advocate for preservation all over the state and the funding needed
- MARYLANDHousing & Community Development
This is the agency that will allow me to interject some fairness and balance in development and distribution of state money. I will make sure that Federal, state, and local money spent meets all agreements regarding low-income and moderate housing and that funds get to the Eastern and Western counties for their development plans.
- MARYLANDHoward County
- MARYLANDHuman Resources
I will be hiring a lot of state workers as I rebuild oversight and accountability and I will make sure these new-hires are mostly Maryland citizens. I will not outsource except in rare occasions. I will have an appointment to this agency that wants to protect workplace/employee rights.
- MARYLANDInformation Technology
I will build a state agency of internal tech people who will work for public interest and eliminate technology and state data as revenue makers. Computer systems need to protect all citizens privacy and personal data. Why are we building an entirely new health system when Medicare already has one?
- MARYLANDInjured Workers' Insurance Fund
All of these worker's benefit funds have been left unfunded because of the level of corporate subsidy and lack of tax collection. I will see funding levels are met and best practices delivered to workers.
- MARYLANDInteragency Committee for School Construction
I make no bones about being against Wall Street funding for school construction. I will tap the state revenue we already have---and it is plenty for all school construction.
- MARYLANDInternational Affairs
I will not abandon global marketing as I know it benefits some but money will be directed domestically for the most part.
- MARYLANDInterstate Agencies -- Maryland Memberships
I will appoint a person that takes a close look at inter-state commerce to be sure we are building partnerships with regional institutions, to know revenue sources for the state, and to network on behalf of issues like environment and development.
- MARYLANDJuvenile Services
I will not only fund this agency but make sure we have community-friendly directors throughout the state and an emphasis on ending school to jail pipeline.
- MARYLANDKent County
- MARYLANDLabor, Licensing & Regulation
I will completely rebuild oversight and accountability in this agency. This is a critical agency for fraud and corruption.
- MARYLANDLegislative Services
I will build a structure that sends all of the current legislative issues to communities all over Maryland. We need the citizens of Maryland aware and active in all public policy-making. This is easy to do!
- MARYLANDLt. Governor
You will like Libby Pennacchia---she is an educator and music teacher and has as her top agenda fighting for liberal arts and humanities in all public schools
- Maryland & the Federal Government
I will not only look to this agency as a revenue source for bringing money to Maryalnd but I will be demanding that the Federal officials do their job in oversight and accountability and partner in building structures that stop fraud and corruption.
- Maryland African American Museum Corporation
Museum corporation? Really? I will make sure state funding meets all equal opportunity requirements and cultural agencies thrive.
- Maryland Agricultural & Resource-Based Industry Development Corp.
I am interested in sustainable small business development and rural development that sends manufacturing and farming more than tourism. I do not like the name Development Corporation for a state agency if it takes too much local voice away as happens in Baltimore.
- Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund
- Maryland Aviation Administration
- Maryland Clean Energy Center
Solar energy and funding going to homeowners and oversight of greening funds to make sure we are spending money in public's/environmental interest. Natural gas export is out....natural gas for public transportation in. Coal-fire power plants out---public wind farm in.
- Maryland Economic Development Corp.
This is where we go from money spent on global markets to that of domestic markets. This doesn't have to be excludive...it simply means the driver of Maryland's economy is domestic business.
- Maryland Emergency Management Agency
We will look at how Maryland is tied to Homeland Security and NSA in civil protection. Protecting people does not mean losing civil liberties and rights
- Maryland Energy Administration
I will work hard to bring all energy back to public/regulated utility status
- Maryland Environmental Service
I am a passionate environmentalist who knows the damage comes from big business and developers....I will protect the rural areas with an eye on local voice in policy
- Maryland Food Center Authority
I will fully fund all safety net agencies
- Maryland Health & Higher Educational Facilities Authority
We have a crisis of categorizing corporations as non-profits especially in the health care arena. ACA and the Maryland health reform makes hospitals profitable so they do not need subsidy. Private higher education has now become corporate and not needing subsidy. I will look at which institutions are benefiting and look to public universities and health care first.
- Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
We are dismantling the very private and profit-driven system and replacing with Expanded and Improved Medicare for All
- Maryland Health Care Commission
There is nothing more important than keeping our health agencies public. Outsourcing some public work is not bad----health care needs strong public support.
- Maryland Health Insurance Plan
Expanded and Improved Medicare fdor All replaces all need to have different funding sources for Maryland citizens---everyone is covered for what they need.
- Maryland Higher Education Commission
I am dismantling all of the corporate structures attached to higher ed and making sure our community colleges have a strong path to 4 year universities as well as vocational training.