Issues

Jim's priorities are improving our community for working and retired families. In the Maryland Senate, he has strongly supported:  

 
President Obama’s and Governor O'Malley’s efforts to create jobs, protect senior citizens and expand health insurance for working families;
   
Closing tax loopholes for big business;
   
Investing in our local schools;
   
Getting tough on polluters of the Chesapeake Bay;
 
 Fighting electric rate rate hikes;
   
Improving mass transit on Metro and MARC rail lines, as well as local bus service;
   
Limiting tuition increases at the University of Maryland;
   
Keeping the TRIM cap on local property taxes;
   
Banning assault weapons;
   
Cracking down on Medicaid fraud;
   
Balancing the state budget every year;
   
Expanding solar, wind, and other renewable energy.