After the legislature nearly spent our state to the verge of bankruptcy, our very first budget eliminated nearly all of the $5.1 billion structural deficit we inherited, and we have balanced the budget year after year without raising taxes. Our common sense approach is working for everyone except the career politicians in Annapolis, so now they want to amend our Constitution, change the rules, and rig the system for more spending and higher taxes. Question 1 is a blatant cash and power grab of multi-billion dollar proportions.
On the first day of early voting in Maryland, Change Maryland Action Fund launched a new website fighting Question 1. The website argues that Question 1 would result in higher taxes, more wasteful government, and less accountability for career politicians.
A week before early voting is set to begin in Maryland, Governor Hogan is taking a stand for taxpayers, urging Marylanders to reject Question 1. This referendum would amend Maryland’s Constitution to give legislators unchecked power to tax and spend, denying governors the chance to hold them accountable. View Governor Hogan’s Statement On Question One Here and Below. “After the legislature nearly spent our state to the verge of bankruptcy, our very first budget eliminated nearly all of the $5.
According to an independent Goucher College poll released this morning, 82% of Marylanders approve of Governor Hogan’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic with the overwhelming majority rating his balanced reopening approach as “about right.” Past surveys have found that Governor Hogan has the highest COVID-19 response approval of any governor in the country. This comes after a Goucher College poll released yesterday showed that 71% of Maryland registered voters approve of Governor Hogan’s job performance, including 69% of Democrats, 77% of Republicans, 71% of African Americans, and 72% of women.