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?
Shen: Yes to all questions. Some region needs to get improvement, like I-495
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?
Shen: 1. Get more donation and funding dedicated to Chesapeake Bay restoration. 2. Educate all people to protect Chesapeake Bay 3. and attend regular cleanups along your local stream or river 4. Replace paved driveways and sidewalks with permeable pavers 5. Use natural cleaning products 6. Use less pile of trash bags 7. Ride your bike more and use your car less 8. Teach our children how they can live compatibly with nature 9. Get out there! Explore the Bay and its rivers
What steps should Maryland take to ensure the broadest possible access to affordable health care?
Shen: Allow more insurance companies enter Maryland market. Secure more funding from all sources
What role should the state play in helping Baltimore address violent crime?
Shen: Provide more funding to Baltimore police and security sections. Protect our children with stricter gun control. Turn vacant properties into affordable housing. Bring investment and jobs to Baltimore. Create workforce development programs Prevent drug use and crack down supply.
How would you characterize Maryland’s business climate? What can the state do to foster the creation of more family-supporting jobs?
Shen: Maryland’s business is getting better every year. The state needs to bring more investment & more jobs, and create more family-suporting job training programs.
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?
Shen: Not enough. A better communication is needed between law enforcement officers and the public.
What strategy would you adopt to address the opioid addiction and overdose crisis?
Shen: Prevent drug use and crack down supply
What if anything should the state do to address income inequality?
Shen: Bring investment and jobs to Maryland. Create workforce development programs
Do the state’s Public Information Act and open meetings laws adequately ensure Marylanders’ ability to exercise oversight of the government?