Whether it is traveling to work and school or going out to shop and taking the kids to practice, we rely on good quality roadways to get us there. Unfortunately, our county has a severe pothole problem on many of our major state, county, and local roads. This can be fixed by fighting to bring home more state and local funding to address and repair many potholes that cause traffic congestion and accidents.
The National Harbor has been an ongoing project for Southern Prince George’s County and is said to bring in millions of revenue dollars to the county and state. This would result in an
increase of funding for education, public safety, and infrastructure. However, if many residents cannot get to the National Harbor due to the lack of public transit, then we are falling short of our revenue goals. Let’s increase the Metro Bus services to the National Harbor and develop concrete plans to bring a Metro train station to the National Harbor, Prince George’s County's newest attraction.
For years, our state has been ranked as one of the top wealthiest states; however for many of our middle-class citizens who go throughout life scrapping by from paycheck to paycheck, this wealth is not attainable, just visible. It is time we remain focused on growing our statewide economy from the middle-class outward.
A higher minimum wage will bring more money into the middle-class economy and
will even produce thousands of jobs because when workers have more money, businesses have more customers. With the raising of the statewide minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, there has to be a stronger emphasis placed on job training and hands-on skill development of workers.
As a solution, I propose that we implement workplace training courses, workshops,
and in person seminars into the more economically challenged areas of our county. There needs to be a movement to go into these communities that see economic hardship the most and highlight and encourage those who have been out of work for a long period of time to seek workplace education and training.