Two Democratic state senators suggested that Gov. Larry Hogan declare a state of emergency to deal with violence in Baltimore. The governor's office, however, says it's not a course of action now under consideration.
"The governor needs to declare a state of emergency--possibly, i don't know, that's just a thought--because something needs to happen," Kathy Klausmeier, a Baltimore County Democrat said in an interview with C4 Thursday. "As you said, Baltimore, if it's the worst in the whole country, that [reflects on] the whole state of our beautiful Maryland."
Klausmeier said she recently held a community meeting, where she heard from county constituents about the spillover of city violence. City homicides are at a record pace.
"That's not what I want. That's not what you want. Nobody wants it," she said. "It's not just for the city. It's for the whole state in general."