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?
Salling: Yes we need to have the best for our kids In education but money it’s not always the answer. We need the finances but we need to have the best people to support and staff with other means to help to maintain a higher level of Education for our kids.
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?
Salling: I believe we our doing our best for the people. I know the people of Baltimore and the surrounding counties depend on transit. I think it’s adequate and I think it serves the people. I think the railroads and the infrastructure needs a little help. But I think we’re doing a good job.
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?
Salling: I believe our state is doing a great job in restoring are Bay. And protecting it at the same time. We depend on our state legislators to do what we need to do in every way because Chesapeake bay is our gem and restoring it is our responsibility for our future and our kids.
What steps should Maryland take to ensure the broadest possible access to affordable health care?
Salling: Get rid of Obamacare and restore our Healthcare has it was. If it’s not broke we don’t need to fix it.
What role should the state play in helping Baltimore address violent crime?
Salling: First we have to respect Law and Order. Respecting our police officers and the people that help and run our City is a start. Respecting each other is another thing that we need to do to stop violence. Love thy neighbor as thyself.
How would you characterize Maryland’s business climate? What can the state do to foster the creation of more family-supporting jobs?
Salling: I believe we’re doing a great job now in the past 4 years. We have created over a hundred thousand jobs and being friendly to business is a start. Don’t over tax our people and our businesses. That will be a great start and I think we’ve done that I think we will continue to do that.
Do you support the creation of a non-partisan, independent body to draw legislative and congressional district maps after each census?
Salling: Yes! We are the most gerrymandered state. We need to fix this now!
Does the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights adequately balance protections for police and the public? Should it be changed, and if so, how?
Salling: I believe it is adequate but we can do better! Finding ways to working together with the police and the public is the most important thing. That’s how you build trust.
What strategy would you adopt to address the opioid addiction and overdose crisis?
Salling: Educating our people is important. That’s a start. I pray for people and this nation to find better ways to help those on the streets and out those that are addicted to break that chain of addiction and their life. God is the answer.
What if anything should the state do to address income inequality?
Salling: I believe we already doing a great job in this. Equal pay for all is important. And Maryland is a great example.
Do the state’s Public Information Act and open meetings laws adequately ensure Marylanders’ ability to exercise oversight of the government?
Salling: Yes. Again we do a great job in the state of Maryland . Transparency is one of the most important things we have to have. Always.