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Carozza Appointed to the 2030 Apprenticeship Commission

Carozza Appointed to the Apprenticeship 2030 Commission ANNAPOLIS, MD - Senator Mary Beth Carozza (R-District 38) has accepted an appointment made by Senator President Bill Ferguson to serve on the Apprenticeship 2030 Commission.The purpose of the commission, established by the passage of Senate Bill 104 in the 2023 Maryland General Assembly Session, is to examine and make recommendations to reduce skill shortages in high-demand occupations and provide affordable training for career pathways for young people. “I constantly hear about the shortage of skilled and trained employees, and this appointment will allow me to continue to work with local industry, students and community leaders with an apprenticeship focus to meet the needs of the employers while keeping our young talent right here on the Shore,” said Carozza who has worked on this general priority with Shore employers, local technology high schools, Wor-Wic Community College, and the Tri-County Council since she was elected as a Delegate in 2014. Carozza noted workforce shortages in all the major industries, and that the work on the Apprentice Commission will be focused on expanding registered apprenticeships to 60,000 by2030 and reaching the goal for 45 percent of high school graduates to complete the high school level of a registered apprenticeship. Other Maryland Senators appointed to the Commission include Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm Augustine (D- District 47, Prince Georges); Senate Budget Committee Vice Chair Jim Rosapepe (D-District 21, Prince Georges and Anne Arundel); and Senator Arthur Ellis (D-District 28, Charles County).  The Commission will report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly December 1, 2023.

Senator Carozza Awarded Honorary Membership

MARYLAND – Maryland State Senator Mary Beth Carozza was awarded honorary membership into the First State Detachment of the Marine Corps League. She was honored for her support of the military and our veterans. See the photo: Senator Carozza awarded honorary membership - 47abc (wmdt.com)  

Carozza Reponds to Governor's Safety Package

WGMD Story Click above for full story on WGMD.   EXCERPT: Governor Wes Moore today laid out the Moore-Miller administration’s new vision to address public safety in Maryland. The strategy is an all-of-the-above approach focused on supporting law enforcement; building stronger, more vibrant communities; coordinating across all aspects of government; and investing in Maryland’s youth through the Safe Summer initiative...   UPDATED – 06-16-23 – Response from District 38 State Senator Mary Beth Carozza (Worcester, Wicomico & Somerset Counties): “During a week where we on the Eastern Shore were honoring the life of Corporal Glenn Hilliard on the one-year anniversary of his brutal murder by a repeat, violent offender, the Governor’s public safety announcement struck a raw nerve in my district where two of our finest law enforcement, Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook and Wicomico County Sheriff Corporal Glenn Hilliard, were savagely murdered by repeat, violent criminals over the last two years. My constituents are demanding accountability and real consequences when it comes to dealing with repeat, violent offenders, and they are frustrated that there are no bold plans in addressing the violent crime in our communities,” said Carozza, who was one of the speakers at a June 12 vigil held on the one-year anniversary of the murder of Cpl. Glenn Hilliard at the Pittsville Fire Department. Carozza noted that the Governor’s announcement concentrated on coordination and information sharing between various levels of law enforcement and a new summer youth program for juveniles within the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, with the expectation that this pilot program will expand to other state agencies. The Governor’s plan did not include any measures to reduce drug-trafficking, armed robberies, car-jackings or homicides, nor did it increase penalties against repeat violent offenders to remove them from the streets where they intimidate witnesses and influence young minds to follow in their footsteps. None of the Governor’s proposed initiatives reduce the number of illegal guns in the hands of criminals nor hold violent juveniles accountable for their crimes. “This announcement follows the 2023 legislative session where the supermajority of Democrats went after law enforcement, instead of criminals, by passing legislation to increase the prosecutorial powers of the Attorney General to investigate law enforcement and by taking away one of the most effective tools of removing illegal guns from the streets by no longer allowing police to search vehicles that smell of marijuana. Without this tool, more illegal guns will be accessible to criminals. The Governor could have vetoed these measures that hurt law enforcement and reduce public safety, but they are now going into effect,” said Carozza. “Public safety should be the number one priority for anyone involved in public service, whether elected or not, or whether directly involved or not,” said Carozza. “You can’t truly move forward with excellence in education, more affordable housing and healthcare, or a cleaner environment if Marylanders are not safe in their homes, neighborhoods, and communities. And public safety can only work if you have real accountability and real consequences.” As we prepare for the 2024 legislative session, we will keep calling for and pressing the Governor and the legislature to work with us on commonsense violent crime policies and legislation. We say their names – Corporal Keith Heacook, Corporal Glenn Hilliard and the countless names of all Maryland victims of violent crimes – as we push for real accountability and consequences for the safety of all Marylanders.”

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Carozza Appointed to the 2030 Apprenticeship Commission

Carozza Appointed to the Apprenticeship 2030 Commission


ANNAPOLIS, MD - Senator Mary Beth Carozza (R-District 38) has accepted an appointment made by Senator President Bill Ferguson to serve on the Apprenticeship 2030 Commission.
The purpose of the commission, established by the passage of Senate Bill 104 in the 2023 Maryland General Assembly Session, is to examine and make recommendations to reduce skill shortages in high-demand occupations and provide affordable training for career pathways for young people.


“I constantly hear about the shortage of skilled and trained employees, and this appointment will allow me to continue to work with local industry, students and community leaders with an apprenticeship focus to meet the needs of the employers while keeping our young talent right here on the Shore,” said Carozza who has worked on this general priority with Shore employers, local technology high schools, Wor-Wic Community College, and the Tri-County Council since she was elected as a Delegate in 2014.


Carozza noted workforce shortages in all the major industries, and that the work on the Apprentice Commission will be focused on expanding registered apprenticeships to 60,000 by
2030 and reaching the goal for 45 percent of high school graduates to complete the high school level of a registered apprenticeship.


Other Maryland Senators appointed to the Commission include Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm Augustine (D- District 47, Prince Georges); Senate Budget Committee Vice Chair Jim Rosapepe (D-District 21, Prince Georges and Anne Arundel); and Senator Arthur Ellis (D-District 28, Charles County). 


The Commission will report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly December 1, 2023.


Senator Carozza Awarded Honorary Membership

MARYLAND – Maryland State Senator Mary Beth Carozza was awarded honorary membership into the First State Detachment of the Marine Corps League.

She was honored for her support of the military and our veterans.

See the photo:

Senator Carozza awarded honorary membership - 47abc (wmdt.com)

 


Carozza Reponds to Governor's Safety Package

WGMD Story

Click above for full story on WGMD.

 

EXCERPT:

Governor Wes Moore today laid out the Moore-Miller administration’s new vision to address public safety in Maryland. The strategy is an all-of-the-above approach focused on supporting law enforcement; building stronger, more vibrant communities; coordinating across all aspects of government; and investing in Maryland’s youth through the Safe Summer initiative...

 

UPDATED – 06-16-23 –

Response from District 38 State Senator Mary Beth Carozza (Worcester, Wicomico & Somerset Counties):

“During a week where we on the Eastern Shore were honoring the life of Corporal Glenn Hilliard on the one-year anniversary of his brutal murder by a repeat, violent offender, the Governor’s public safety announcement struck a raw nerve in my district where two of our finest law enforcement, Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook and Wicomico County Sheriff Corporal Glenn Hilliard, were savagely murdered by repeat, violent criminals over the last two years.

My constituents are demanding accountability and real consequences when it comes to dealing with repeat, violent offenders, and they are frustrated that there are no bold plans in addressing the violent crime in our communities,” said Carozza, who was one of the speakers at a June 12 vigil held on the one-year anniversary of the murder of Cpl. Glenn Hilliard at the Pittsville Fire Department.

Carozza noted that the Governor’s announcement concentrated on coordination and information sharing between various levels of law enforcement and a new summer youth program for juveniles within the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, with the expectation that this pilot program will expand to other state agencies. The Governor’s plan did not include any measures to reduce drug-trafficking, armed robberies, car-jackings or homicides, nor did it increase penalties against repeat violent offenders to remove them from the streets where they intimidate witnesses and influence young minds to follow in their footsteps. None of the Governor’s proposed initiatives reduce the number of illegal guns in the hands of criminals nor hold violent juveniles accountable for their crimes.

“This announcement follows the 2023 legislative session where the supermajority of Democrats went after law enforcement, instead of criminals, by passing legislation to increase the prosecutorial powers of the Attorney General to investigate law enforcement and by taking away one of the most effective tools of removing illegal guns from the streets by no longer allowing police to search vehicles that smell of marijuana. Without this tool, more illegal guns will be accessible to criminals. The Governor could have vetoed these measures that hurt law enforcement and reduce public safety, but they are now going into effect,” said Carozza.

“Public safety should be the number one priority for anyone involved in public service, whether elected or not, or whether directly involved or not,” said Carozza. “You can’t truly move forward with excellence in education, more affordable housing and healthcare, or a cleaner environment if Marylanders are not safe in their homes, neighborhoods, and communities. And public safety can only work if you have real accountability and real consequences.”

As we prepare for the 2024 legislative session, we will keep calling for and pressing the Governor and the legislature to work with us on commonsense violent crime policies and legislation. We say their names – Corporal Keith Heacook, Corporal Glenn Hilliard and the countless names of all Maryland victims of violent crimes – as we push for real accountability and consequences for the safety of all Marylanders.”


Mary Beth Carozza for State Senate