Wes Moore in 2024 Governor's State of the State speeches


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

On Crime: We take an all-of-the-above approach to public safety

Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Maryland legislature Feb 7, 2024

On Families & Children: Largest increase in funding for child care in state history

Last month, the Comptroller released a study outlining the affordability problems Maryland families face every day. Her report highlighted that as the cost of child care INCREASES, overall female employment DECREASES by 5%. And it's why our proposed budget includes the single largest increase in funding for child care in Maryland history. It's going to support 45,000 Maryland children this year. And we can make these investments in child care and housing without raising taxes on Marylanders.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Maryland legislature Feb 7, 2024

On Principles & Values: ENOUGH Act more than an acronym, it's a governing philosophy

We need to spend smarter across all state programs. Last month, we unveiled landmark legislation guided by that approach. It's called the ENOUGH Act. And it will continue our assault on child poverty. Engaging Neighborhoods, Organizations, Unions, Governments and Households--that's what ENOUGH stands for. But it's more than an acronym. It's a governing philosophy. We believe the people closest to the problems are closest to the solutions. If THEY offer the vision, WE can offer the support.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Maryland legislature Feb 7, 2024

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