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?
Smith: No, it is not - the Baltimore region can be better served if there was more access to funds that could be committed
Do you support the legalization of recreational marijuana?
Smith: I do support the legalization of recreational marijuana - for it is time to be able to look into other sources of funding for the state
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?
What steps should Maryland take to ensure the broadest possible access to affordable health care?
What role should the state play in helping Baltimore address violent crime?
Smith: The state should have a helping role in addressing the rate of violent crime - because the reforms that is taking place in Baltimore wille evetually spread to other counties that could be essential to criminal reforms.
How would you characterize Maryland’s business climate? What can the state do to foster the creation of more family-supporting jobs?
Smith: The business climate in Maryland still needs to be more friendly but it can’t issue billion dollar packages to those who can afford it.
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?
What strategy would you adopt to address the opioid addiction and overdose crisis?
What if anything should the state do to address income inequality?
Do the state’s Public Information Act and open meetings laws adequately ensure Marylanders’ ability to exercise oversight of the government?