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Baltimore Sun: Back seat bickering Read More >

Our view: The two front runners in Maryland's gubernatorial race are behaving like a couple of kids sniping at one another during a lengthy drive; their attacks are neither inspiring nor enlightening. Maryland voters will head to the polls to pick the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor nine weeks from today, and the state of the race thus far is pretty depressing. Most of the…

Baltimore Sun: Mizeur would legalize "Death with Dignity" laws Read More >

Del. Heather R. Mizeur promised to push for "Death with Dignity" laws in Maryland if elected governor. "If terminally ill, mentally competent adults choose to end their life, they should be able to seek a life-ending dose of medicine from their physician," Mizeur said in a policy proposal released late Tuesday. Three states — Oregon, Washington, and Vermont — have similar pol…

WaPo: Mizeur to propose state-run retirement savings, other steps for Md. senior citizens Read More >

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather R. Mizeur on Wednesday will propose establishing a state-run retirement savings plan as part of a package of initiatives geared toward improving the lives of senior citizens. Mizeur, a state delegate from Montgomery County,  also plans to call for the creation of a registry of people found to have abused seniors in long-term care faci…

WYPR: Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor Read More >

Ten years ago, when she was serving on the Takoma Park City Council, Heather Mizeur helped to pass a resolution putting the city on record as supporting same-sex marriage.  At the time Mizeur, who is gay, described proudly liberal Takoma Park as a refuge; almost a protective bubble. Now, same sex marriage is legal throughout Maryland. “It has been remarkable to see the bre…

Baltimore Fishbowl: Big Fish Q&A with Maryland Delegate Heather Mizeur Read More >

Gubernatorial candidate Del. Heather Mizeur’s platform is so unapologetically progressive, it makes some of her fellow Maryland Democrats look downright right wing. Her position on marijuana is to outright legalize it. She proposes a broader expansion of pre-kindergarten programs and a higher minimum wage increase than either of her party rivals, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Maryland A…

WaPo: In Maryland governor’s race, Mizeur proposes turning over redistricting to independent panel Read More >

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather R. Mizeur put forward a plan Wednesday to establish an independent commission to redraw the state’s congressional and legislative boundaries, pledging to put an end to partisan gerrymandering. Under current practice, the governor has the power to redraw district lines every 10 years with the consent of the General Assembly. The resu…

Baltimore Sun: Mizeur proposes new redistricting process Read More >

Del. Heather Mizeur pitched a plan Wednesday that would take the responsibility for drawing congressional and legislative districts out of the hands of state politicians.  Mizeur, who is running in the Democratic primary for governor, said in a statement she wanted to "end gerrymandering in Maryland." Her proposal would create a nonpartisan commission to draw the district boundaries…

Baltimore Sun: Mizeur proposes family, medical leave plan Read More >

With an eye toward women voters, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur called Thursday for Maryland to provide paid leave for workers who need time off to care for children or ailing relatives. Under her plan, state aid to those who need to take off work would be financed by a surcharge on workers’ paychecks. Mizeur called for the ambitious program as she re…