of the neighborhoods in our District are being left
behind. We have communities where the residents can't
go outside after dark. Communities where the unemployment
rate is far higher than the state average. Blocks where
most of the houses are boarded up. The problems have
started to spill into all of our neighborhoods. Young
people especially, that feel that opportunities are
passing them by, are resorting more often to criminal
activity, sometimes violent.
work to bring opportunities into all of our communities.Let's
work to reverse policies that have discouraged businesses
from moving into the area, and look for ways to make
it less costly to do business in Maryland. Improving
the business climate will dramatically increase the
number of opportunities for our residents.