Not so fast, Gram­mer and Long

The Avenue News - - Letters | Editorial -

Read­ing the ar­ti­cle, “Lo­cal leg­is­la­tors brief res­i­dents on leg­isla­tive progress” ( May 5, 2016, Av­enue News), Repub­li­can Del. Robin Gram­mer ( 6th Dis­trict) is quoted say­ing, “( He) thinks we got a lot of re­ally great things ac­com­plished. There are a lot of re­ally great things on the hori­zon for this dis­trict”. What­ever Gram­mer is talk­ing about, it hap­pened with­out his sup­port!

Repub­li­can del­e­gates Robin Gram­mer and Bob Long voted against the pas­sage of the Cap­i­tal Bud­get Se­nate Bill 191 on the third and fi­nal read­ing ac­cord­ing to the Mary­land Depart­ment of Leg­isla­tive Ser vices.

What does their NO vote mean to tax­pay­ers? It means Gram­mer and Long voted to stop the in­vest­ment of our state tax dol­lars back into our com­mu­ni­ties — Dun­dalk, Es­sex, Edge­mere, Mid­dle River, Fort Howard and Rosedale.

Here is a par­tial list. GOP del­e­gates Gram­mer and Long did not sup­port fund­ing for air con­di­tion­ing ren­o­va­tions at Bear Creek El­e­men­tary School and Grange El­e­men­tary School. Gram­mer and Long did not sup­port fund­ing for the ren­o­va­tion and ex­pan­sion of the Health Ca­reers and Tech­nol­ogy Build­ing at Es­sex Com­mu­nity Col­lege which is at­tended by Es­sex, Rosedale, and Dun­dalk col­lege stu­dents. Gram­mer and Long voted against the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Wa­ter Qual­ity Pro­gram for nutri­ent re­moval at the Back River waste wa­ter treat­ment plant. The Bal­ti­more County Fire Depart­ment did not have their sup­port when they voted against fund­ing to pur­chase a res­cue boat and equip­ment. Other projects Gram­mer and Long op­posed were fund­ing for streetscap­ing and against fund­ing the Desert Storm/ Op­er­a­tion En­dur­ing Free­dom/ Op­er­a­tion Iraqi Free­dom Memo­rial as well as the ex­pan­sion of the Gar­ri­son For­est Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery.

As Don­ald Trump would say... get ‘ em out of here ( in 2018). Jake Mo­horovic Former 6th Dis­trict State Del­e­gate Dun­dalk

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