Climate

Environmental Justice

By numerous accounts, Maryland is lacking when it comes to having policies on the books that advocate for Environmental Justice (EJ).

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Climate Action

Over the past decade, Maryland has made important advancements in climate policy. Still, there is a great deal we must commit to and honor in order to be consistent with scientific understanding and on the path to a clean, renewable, just and equitable energy future.

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Polling Memo: Environment

According to the results of our recent statewide poll1, Maryland voters, long recognized as some of the most environmentally conscious in the nation, continue to place a high premium on state-level action when it comes to carbon emissions and climate change.

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Criminal Justice

Cannabis Taxation & Revenues

Advocates for criminal justice reform and progressive revenues are working hard with lawmakers and a growing coalition in Maryland to enact a system for taxed and regulated, adult-use cannabis.

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Economic Justice

Childcare

The need for affordable, high-quality childcare is one that many American families are familiar with. Childcare workers face their own financial constraints because they are inadequately compensated.

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Worker Protections

The General Assembly’s recent focus on worker protections have centered around four main reforms: raising the minimum wage, guaranteeing paid sick leave, guaranteeing paid family leave, and establishing stronger anti-retaliation protections.

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Health Disparities

Access to, experience with, and outcomes of healthcare across Maryland varies widely. These differences and disparities are largely driven by social, economic, and environmental contexts related to social determinants of health—and they create barriers to accessing inclusive, high-quality, affordable, and affirming healthcare.

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Paid Family and Medical Leave

Inadequate state and federal policies concerning paid family leave may force Marylanders’ to choose between their financial welfare and their family’s well-being when they need to care for a loved one—an untenable choice.

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Fair Taxation

Progressive Taxation

In order for Maryland communities to realize their full potential and for Marylanders to have the essential services that we need to thrive, our state needs a 21st century tax structure with policies that are grounded in fairness.

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New Poll Shows Marylanders Broadly Support Bold Revenue Solutions

As the Maryland General Assembly gets to work on funding priorities, a new Maryland poll commissioned by Strong Future Maryland and the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows broad support for public investment and bold action on a wide range of issues facing Maryland’s residents.

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Polling Memo: Revenues

TargetSmart’s recently conducted poll1 on behalf of the State Innovation Exchange and Strong Future Maryland shows overwhelming support for an array of proposals to raise revenue to fund investments in key public priorities.

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Education

HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) provide opportunities for educational growth and workforce development for students. According to research conducted by UNCF, collectively there are 101 HBCUs in the US which enrolls approximately 240,000 Black undergraduates with 70% coming from low socioeconomic statuses.

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Polling Memo: Education

Alongside responding to the coronavirus pandemic and election administration, ensuring equal access to high-quality, K-12 public education emerges as one of most consensus issues on which Maryland voters believe government should have a major role (72 percent, 73 percent, and 68 percent major role respectively), according to the results of our recent statewide poll in Maryland.

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Polling

Maryland 2021 Session Poll

Maryland 2021 Session Poll: January 25 - February 3, 2021

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Polling Memo: Revenues

TargetSmart’s recently conducted poll1 on behalf of the State Innovation Exchange and Strong Future Maryland shows overwhelming support for an array of proposals to raise revenue to fund investments in key public priorities.

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Polling Memo: Environment

According to the results of our recent statewide poll1, Maryland voters, long recognized as some of the most environmentally conscious in the nation, continue to place a high premium on state-level action when it comes to carbon emissions and climate change.

Poll Memo
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Polling Memo: Education

Alongside responding to the coronavirus pandemic and election administration, ensuring equal access to high-quality, K-12 public education emerges as one of most consensus issues on which Maryland voters believe government should have a major role (72 percent, 73 percent, and 68 percent major role respectively), according to the results of our recent statewide poll in Maryland.

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