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POLL: Annapolis Election–who would you vote for now?

POLL: Annapolis Election–who would you vote for now?

| August 21, 2017

In a purely unscientific manner, we are trying to get a pulse on the upcoming election.  Please take 30 seconds for this anonymous survey. Just click OK and it should scroll to the next question.

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Statue of Roger B. Taney removed from Annapolis’ State House overnight

Statue of Roger B. Taney removed from Annapolis’ State House overnight

| August 18, 2017

The signs were clear. First Governor Hogan made a statement. Then the Trust that is responsible for the grounds of the State House held a vote.   “No Parking” signs were placed all around State Circle late yesterday afternoon. An increased Maryland Capitol Police presence was noticeable. And, like the statues in Baltimore, the divisive […]

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Annapolis Election: Recorded interviews with all Aldermanic candidates

Annapolis Election: Recorded interviews with all Aldermanic candidates

| August 14, 2017

  Below are audio interviews originally published by The Maryland Crabs Podcast (go on and subscribe) with the Aldermanic Candidates for the upcoming City of Annapolis primary election. We reached out to all 18 candidates and all but one, Larry Claussen a Republican in Ward 1, responded. We fanned out across the City, usually meeting […]

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Senator John Astle slams Pantelides order to silence Trump dissent

Senator John Astle slams Pantelides order to silence Trump dissent

| August 8, 2017

In a statement today, Democratic Mayoral candidate John Astle was sharply critical of a recent email Republican Mayor Mike Pantelides dictated to city department heads that forbids them from offering opinions or comments on social media about President Trump and other issues Pantelides considers “national” in nature. According to published reports, Pantelides’s email was in response […]

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Maryland League of Conservation Voters endorse Pantelides for Mayor

Maryland League of Conservation Voters endorse Pantelides for Mayor

| July 27, 2017

The Anne Arundel Chapter of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) has announced that, after interviewing all candidates and carefully evaluating their records and positions on environmental issues, they are endorsing incumbent Mayor Mike Pantelides in the 2017 City of Annapolis mayoral election. “Annapolis is fortunate to have some very strong candidates for […]

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Arnett makes it official for next run for Annapolis Alderman

Arnett makes it official for next run for Annapolis Alderman

| July 24, 2017

On July 17th Ross Arnett ended any further speculation about his intentions to run for re-election by filing to continue as the alderman from ward 8. Ross is proud of his record as “the Independent Voice for Eastport” and hopes to spend the next four years finishing the work that he began during the Moyer, […]

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James Kitchin to run for District 7 County Councilmanic seat

James Kitchin to run for District 7 County Councilmanic seat

| July 3, 2017

James Kitchin of Crofton, Maryland has filed to run as a Democrat for the Anne Arundel County Council in District 7. He will have a campaign kick-off event on Thursday, July 13 in Crofton. James grew up in Crofton, graduated from Arundel High School in 2003, and then earned a BA in Business Administration from […]

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Mayor hopefuls lay out their thoughts for leadership in forum

Mayor hopefuls lay out their thoughts for leadership in forum

| June 30, 2017

The four candidates for Mayor on the City of Annapolis laid out their thoughts on leading the city for the next four years. The forum, held at Rams Head On Stage and presented by Eye On Annapolis and The Maryland Crabs Podcast was a chance to get a broad perspective of the candidates and their […]

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Sarah Elfreth to run for Senator Astle’s Senate seat in District 30

Sarah Elfreth to run for Senator Astle’s Senate seat in District 30

| June 29, 2017

Sarah Elfreth has declared her candidacy for the Senate seat possibly being vacated by long-time Senator John Astle.  In a release sent out today, Elfreth said that there will be a more formal announcement in mid-July. We understand that the delay is to allow House Speaker Mike Busch to continue recovering from surgery so he […]

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At Maryland Municipal League conference, Hogan promises high-speed Internet to rural counties

At Maryland Municipal League conference, Hogan promises high-speed Internet to rural counties

| June 28, 2017

Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan delivered the keynote address at the 2017 Maryland Municipal League (MML) summer conference in Ocean City, Md. In his remarks, the governor highlighted the administration’s efforts to spur economic development and job creation, improve infrastructure, and tackle the state’s evolving heroin and opioid crisis. In addition, the governor announced two new Executive Orders; […]

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Hogan announces new hires for 2018 re-election campaign

Hogan announces new hires for 2018 re-election campaign

| June 27, 2017

The Hogan-Rutherford campaign today announced the addition of two key players to their 2018 campaign team. Ryan Reynolds, a native of Augusta, GA, will serve as campaign manager. Most recently a senior vice president at the Washington, D.C.-based polling and data analytics firm WPA Intelligence, Reynolds has served as a senior advisor to the campaign […]

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SOLD OUT: Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28th.

SOLD OUT: Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28th.

| June 20, 2017

The first Mayoral Forum of the 2017 election cycle will be held at Rams Head Onstage on June 28th at 6:00pm. No-cost tickets are required for admission; but they are sold out! We are asking ticket holders to be at Rams Head On Stage no later than 645pm. At 645pm we will begin to release […]

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Ward 5 draws Republican candidate for Alderman

Ward 5 draws Republican candidate for Alderman

| June 17, 2017

James Appel, a Republican appointee of Governor Hogan, has entered the race for City Council in Ward 5.  Ward 5 will be vacant this year as current Alderman, Jared Littmann will not seek re-election.  Currently, Marc Rodriguez, Littmann’s legislative aide is running as a Democrat for the ward. According to Appel’s website, he is a […]

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Annapolis Mayor addresses City’s position on withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

Annapolis Mayor addresses City’s position on withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

| June 9, 2017

I wanted to comment on a recent story in the Capital Newspaper about the Paris climate agreement and how candidates for mayor would react. One of the democratic candidates called on me to make a commitment to work toward a clean energy economy and meet important climate goals. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity […]

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1st Annapolis Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28th

1st Annapolis Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28th

| June 9, 2017

The first Mayoral Forum of the 2017 election cycle will be held at Rams Head Onstage on June 28th at 6:00pm. Eye On Annapolis and The Maryland Crabs Podcast are presenting a community forum with all four Mayoral candidates–Mayor Mike Pantelides, Senator John Astle, Gavin Buckley, and Nevin Young. Since it is a primary race […]

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Astle vows to uphold Paris Climate Agreement if elected Mayor

Astle vows to uphold Paris Climate Agreement if elected Mayor

| June 6, 2017

Today, Senator John Astle announced that if elected Mayor, he will honor and uphold the historic commitments enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement. “Denying the science of climate change is dangerous for our city and for our future.  As Mayor of Annapolis, I will work towards a clean energy economy and meeting critical climate goals.  If the federal […]

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Local businessman, Scott MacMullan announces candidacy for County Council

Local businessman, Scott MacMullan announces candidacy for County Council

| May 13, 2017

Scott MacMullan, a native of Annapolis, an attorney and a successful small business owner, declared his candidacy for County Council District 6 today. “As an Annapolis native who runs my own business and does a lot of volunteer work in the community, I decided to run for office to make a difference on the County […]

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Fracking ban and seven other bills signed into Maryland law

Fracking ban and seven other bills signed into Maryland law

| April 19, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan was recently joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Among the seven bills signed was HB 1325, which bans hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the State of Maryland. The governor also signed […]

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School funding bill is now law with Hogan’s signature

School funding bill is now law with Hogan’s signature

| April 15, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan was recently joined by Senate President Pro Tem Nathaniel McFadden and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony to sign HB 684, which enables additional funding to be distributed to school systems in Baltimore City and ten additional jurisdictions facing declining enrollment. The Baltimore City funding is contingent upon […]

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Hogan vetoes bill weakening school accountability

Hogan vetoes bill weakening school accountability

| April 6, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan has vetoed HB 978, legislation that would mandate weak accountability standards for Maryland public schools, risk federal funding for K-12 education, and trap thousands of children in failing schools. “We are proud of the many great schools in Maryland, but too many equally deserving children continue to be stuck in schools that are […]

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Peroutka to introduce bill urging State to oppose Maryland Trust Act

Peroutka to introduce bill urging State to oppose Maryland Trust Act

| March 31, 2017

Anne Arundel County Councilman Michael Peroutka (R, District 5) will introduce a resolution on Monday asking State legislators to oppose the Maryland Trust Act which limits the ability of local governments to freely cooperate with Federal authorities regarding illegal immigration.  Delegate Herb McMillan also opposed that bill and has laid out his reasonings in a […]

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MD receives $195 Million for MD THINK

MD receives $195 Million for MD THINK

| March 26, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) was awarded over $195 million in federal funding to build a groundbreaking technology platform that will transform the state’s ability to deliver vital human services to Marylanders. Maryland’s Total Human-services Information Network, or MD THINK, is a cloud-based data repository that will […]

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