Wes Moore on Budget & Economy



Create new financial tools to drive housing development

Our state faces a problem of supply and demand. Prices go up because we don't have enough homes. We will create new financial tools to drive development and redevelopment in communities that need it most. We will build new pathways to homeownership and wealth creation. We will stand up for renters and confront the harsh truth that Maryland has the highest eviction filing rate in America. We will cut government red tape that makes it harder to build quality housing.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Maryland legislature , Feb 7, 2024

We can invest today while also preparing for the future

We made the largest investment in public education by any governor in our state's history AND introduced $200 million in targeted tax relief for children in poverty and veterans in retirement.

We put forward a plan to make Maryland the first state to end child poverty, AND we kept 10% in the rainy day fund. Let's put an end to the belief that we cannot invest in the future today, while also preparing for the uncertainty of tomorrow. It's Just. Not. True.

Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the Maryland legislature , Feb 1, 2023

Provide Minority Business Enterprises with support

Ensure procurement agencies reach their goals for investing in Minority Business Enterprise contracts and provide MBEs with supports around curriculum, capital, and customers.

Create a resource and knowledge base to provide MBEs with assistance and best practices

Ensure MBEs have a fair shot at contracts by cracking down on the use of MBE program waivers.

Source: 2022 Maryland Gubernatorial campaign website WesMoore.com , Jul 24, 2022

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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