From the office of Del. Pat McDonough:
“Delegate McDonough will introduce an e-verify bill that mandates any projects financed by the Maryland Transportation Trust Fund or the Maryland Transportation Authority require contractors, sub-contractors and employees to be vetted by the E-Verify system”
Maryland taxpayers will be hit hard by recent toll increases and proposed gas tax hikes. Experts estimate that both increases will confiscate a minimum of $1.3 billion from Maryland taxpayers. The government and General Assembly leaders claim that the money will be used for transportation structure, repair and other items. Moreover, they are now claiming that the infrastructure activities are actually a job-generating plan. This concept is similar to
President Obama’s stimulus program which has come under severe criticism for creating short-term employment or very few new jobs.
Delegate McDonough said, “If any jobs are created as a result of these burdensome tax increases, those jobs should only go to lawful citizens of the United States. The only way to protect these job opportunities for our citizens is to require all contractors, sub-contractors and employees to submit to the E-Verify program. I will be introducing legislation that mandates the E-Verify plan.”