Delegate Jazz Lewis - Internet Tax, Relief Act, Juvenile Restoration Act - Policy Dialogues Ep.15

“The digital [internet advertising] tax will help fund education...it's time for these large corporations to pay their fair share.”


The University of Maryland School of Public Policy Alumni Board's video and podcast series called Policy Dialogues discusses current events through a policy lens.


Episode 15 focuses on Maryland politics with Delegate Jazz Lewis (UMD SPP ‘14). Participants also included Evan Papp (UMD SPP ‘11).


We discussed his background and why he became interested in public policy and why he wanted to become a State Delegate and what was his experience running for elected office. We also discuss policies in Annapolis as a State Delegate and House Dem Caucus Chair, including:

  • Maryland “Internet Tax” on online ads;

  • Juvenile Restoration Act;

  • Relief Act of 2021; and

  • #HB32 applicable to a certain civil offense of use or possession of cannabis.

Delegate Jazz Lewis is Maryland’s 24th Legislative District and is the Chair of the Maryland House Democratic Caucus. Jazz is also the Senior Policy Advisor for Majority Leader Congressman Steny Hoyer, previously serving as Executive Director of Hoyer’s Maryland political organization.


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