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Steve Lafferty:
Our Delegate gets the job done


Creating and Saving Jobs

Job creation and retention must be our top priority. I proudly supported legislation to create the Jobs Creation Tax Credit, allow small businesses to have more flexibility to pay unemployment insurance, and create construction jobs with school construction and other capital projects.

I am working with the Administration to streamline approvals to get projects going and put people back to work. I will continue to look for ways the state can get more people back to work, support small businesses and help prepare workers for the changing economy.



Continuing to Improve Our Schools

Even in this tough economy, I refuse to sacrifice education standards. That is why I have strongly supported record funding for public education, school construction and keeping college tuitions flat for three years. I worked to get funds for a new Towson elementary school and air conditioning at Ridgely Middle School. I have supported our committed teachers and worked to find ways to make our Board of Education more accountable. I will continue to fight for quality public education and to keep college tuitions affordable.



Protecting Our Environment

My environmental work earned me recognition as a Legislative Champion in 2009. I led efforts to reduce harmful pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, to create the Chesapeake Trust Fund, to crack down on illegal fishing and to reduce harmful storm water runoff.

I have also worked to ban indoor smoking, create higher fuel efficiency standards in motor vehicles, to protect trees and to hold government accountable for growth decisions. We have much to do to restore oysters, conserve our land and protect the Bay against pollution. I will continue to fight to protect our environment.



Protecting Our Families

We must protect our children and vastly improve the ways we track and oversee those who commit crimes against them. During my term, I have voted for Jessica’s Law and a series of bills to strengthen child sexual predator laws, to prohibit texting while driving and to install speed cameras in school zones. I also supported laws to curb gang violence and strengthen penalties for gang activities.

I will continue to work to deter criminal behavior and ensure that police and schools have the tools they need to keep our communities safe.

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