Do you support the findings of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education? Are you committed to funding associated reforms, and if so, how?
Is Maryland’s transportation spending appropriately balanced between roads and transit? Does the state have the resources to meet its transportation needs? With the cancellation of the Red Line and the advent of BaltimoreLink, is the Baltimore region adequately served by transit?
Jalisi: No, Baltimore County needs better public transportation.
Do you support the legalization of recreational marijuana?
At a time when the federal government’s commitment to Chesapeake Bay restoration is questionable, what new steps should Maryland take to protect this resource?
Jalisi: Maryland should continue its policies for protection of Chesapeake Bay and fill any federal funding shortfalls from its resources.
What steps should Maryland take to ensure the broadest possible access to affordable health care?
Jalisi: I have co-sponsored a bill in the Maryland Assembly to ensure affordability of the AKA.
What role should the state play in helping Baltimore address violent crime?
Jalisi: Maryland should provide more resources for better education and employment oppotunities for youth in Baltimore City and Baltimore County while also tightening its enforcement of current criminal laws.
How would you characterize Maryland’s business climate? What can the state do to foster the creation of more family-supporting jobs?
Jalisi: Provide better resources for small businesses and reduce fees and taxes for companies with less than 100 employees.
Do you support the creation of a non-partisan, independent body to draw legislative and congressional district maps after each census?
Does the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights adequately balance protections for police and the public? Should it be changed, and if so, how?
Jalisi: There should be greater public participation in oversight bodies, while finding ways to protect our officers.
What strategy would you adopt to address the opioid addiction and overdose crisis?
Jalisi: Provide county health departments with more resources to provide better educational and medical facilities in their respective areas.
What if anything should the state do to address income inequality?
Jalisi: Provide more job training opportunities for youth, resources for small businesses, and create better public awareness on this issue.
Do the state’s Public Information Act and open meetings laws adequately ensure Marylanders’ ability to exercise oversight of the government?
Jalisi: With the news bills passed by the Assembly in this 2018 session it should be adequate.