MGP Supports the Prohibition of the Suspension and Expulsion of Pre-k Students

Status: HB 425: Favorable with amendments, passed 3/13, Third Reading Passed (91-48).  Sent to Senate, First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs 3/17 SB 651: Favorable with amendments 3/20 Continue reading

MGP Coordinating Council Endorses The Maryland Trust Act - HB 1362 / SB 835

The Maryland Green Party Coordinating Council has endorsed the Maryland Trust Act (HB1362/ SB835). This is a very significant piece of legislation that will impact the lives of many Marylanders in crucially important ways. Continue reading

MGP Backs Collective Bargaining For Community College Employees

In support of collective bargaining for community college employees in the state of Maryland, the Maryland Green Party Endorses House Bill 871 and Senate Bill 652, which importantly establishes collective bargaining rights for community college employees as well as establishing procedures for the selection of an exclusive bargaining representative. Continue reading

Fight For Fifteen: MGP Endorses HB 1416 / SB 962

The Maryland Green Party endorses HB1416 / SB962.  This measure would increase the minimum wage in Maryland to $15 an hour, in phases, culminating in the $15 by 2024.  At that point, the minimum wage would begin to be indexed for inflation.  The bill provides for a slower schedule of phase-in for businesses that employ fewer than 26 people. Continue reading

MGP Endorses Wired Broadband Act of 2017 - HB 1313

The Maryland Green Party endorses HB 1313, The Wired Broadband Act of 2017, which would require landline telephone companies to commit to extending universal wired broadband access throughout the state. While most of the state is going cellular for primary phone and data usage, many people in rural counties and older Marylanders still use landline telephone and data services. Continue reading