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Hogan announces Justice For Victims Initiative as 2017 session opens

Hogan announces Justice For Victims Initiative as 2017 session opens

| January 13, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan has announced the administration’s Justice for Victims Initiative, a series of proposals to help prevent future victims of crime, protect Maryland’s most vulnerable citizens, and stop repeat offenders. Joining the governor for the announcement were leading victims’ rights advocate Roberta Roper; Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis, and Sergeant David Owens, who investigated […]

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Changes afoot in Hogan’s Cabinet

Changes afoot in Hogan’s Cabinet

| January 12, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Lourdes R. Padilla as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR). Ms. Padilla will replace current Acting Secretary Gregory S. James, who will return to his prior role as Deputy Secretary for Programs. James became acting secretary in October following the departure of former Secretary Sam […]

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Hogan lays out jobs initiative in advance of legislative session

Hogan lays out jobs initiative in advance of legislative session

| January 10, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan today unveiled the 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative, a comprehensive legislative package that will provide incentives for the creation of thousands of jobs and $5 million in strategic investments in education and workforce training to put even more Marylanders back to work. As the centerpiece of this initiative, the governor announced the More […]

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Hogan unveils $65M environmental legislative package

Hogan unveils $65M environmental legislative package

| January 4, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan  announced key elements of the administration’s environmental agenda for the 2017 legislative session, which includes targeted investments and market-based solutions to protect and preserve Maryland’s environment and natural resources. The governor’s 2017 Environmental Package includes initiatives to grow jobs in green industries, promote the use of electric vehicles, invest in renewable energy […]

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Governor Hogan appoints Robbyn Lewis to House of Delegates

Governor Hogan appoints Robbyn Lewis to House of Delegates

| January 2, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan  announced the appointment of Robbyn Lewis to the Maryland General Assembly. The governor appointed Lewis to the House of Delegates following the recommendation of the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee. Lewis will replace Delegate Pete Hammen, who has accepted an appointment by Mayor Catherine Pugh as the chief of operations for Baltimore […]

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Schuh creates commission for Government Innovation and Effectiveness

Schuh creates commission for Government Innovation and Effectiveness

| December 31, 2016

County Executive Steve Schuh has formed the County Executive’s Commission on Government Innovation and Effectiveness, a bipartisan effort to examine how government can better serve the citizens of Anne Arundel County. “We are committed to providing the best government we can to the citizens of Anne Arundel County,” said Schuh. “We need a wholesale review […]

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Hogan appoints Roy McGrath as Director of Maryland Environmental Service

Hogan appoints Roy McGrath as Director of Maryland Environmental Service

| December 22, 2016

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Deputy Chief of Staff Roy McGrath as director of Maryland Environmental Service (MES). The director is appointed by the governor, and serves as the chief executive officer and chairman of a nine member Board of Directors. MES is a self-supporting, non-profit public corporation that provides services to […]

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Paula Poundstone to lend support to MD’s upcoming classroom screen legislation at Rams Head On Stage tomorrow

Paula Poundstone to lend support to MD’s upcoming classroom screen legislation at Rams Head On Stage tomorrow

| December 22, 2016

Award-winning comedian, author, actress and activist Paula Poundstone will hold a press conference at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis at 1:30 on Friday, December 23rd to express her support for Maryland legislation that will create classroom computer safety regulations.  Ms. Poundstone is active in her Santa Monica, California community, advocating for digital device limits […]

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Governor Hogan shuffles cabinet a bit

Governor Hogan shuffles cabinet a bit

| December 21, 2016

Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Dennis Schrader as secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). Secretary Van Mitchell is leaving his position in the administration to pursue opportunities in the private sector after two years of service to the state. “I want to offer my deepest gratitude to Van […]

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Annapolis Public Works Director leaves City to work in Baltimore

Annapolis Public Works Director leaves City to work in Baltimore

| December 20, 2016

The Director of Public Works for the City of Annapolis, David Jarrell, has tendered his resignation effective January 16, 2017. Jarrell will assume a role with the City of Baltimore. Jarrell was hired by former Mayor Josh Cohen in October 2010. Prior to coming to Annapolis, Jarrell was a senior executive in the City of San Diego’s Public […]

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Former City Attorney returns to Annapolis

Former City Attorney returns to Annapolis

| December 16, 2016

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that Michael Leahy will be returning to the City of Annapolis as its City Attorney, effective Monday, December 19, 2016. “This is a real win for the city, and needless to say, I am happy to have him back serving the city and addressing our legal responsibilities,” Mayor Pantelides said.  […]

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PODCAST: What’s in store for Maryland with a Trump presidency, Speaker Busch speaks to The Maryland Crabs

PODCAST: What’s in store for Maryland with a Trump presidency, Speaker Busch speaks to The Maryland Crabs

| December 16, 2016

Michael Busch is the Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates and is one of the longest serving Delegates and has been the Speaker for the past 13 years.  The man knows Maryland! This week The Maryland Crabs (our new-ish podcast) goes on the road and talks to Speaker Busch in the Speaker’s Lounge in […]

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Hogan to introduce emergency legislation to repeal transportation bill

Hogan to introduce emergency legislation to repeal transportation bill

| December 14, 2016

Governor Larry Hogan today reaffirmed that the administration’s top legislative priority for the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly will be the immediate and full repeal of House Bill 1013, more commonly known as the Road Kill Bill. At a State House press conference, the governor joined Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn in announcing […]

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Hogan to introduce common-sense sick leave legislation

Hogan to introduce common-sense sick leave legislation

| December 12, 2016

Governor Larry Hogan has announced plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly to provide common sense, balanced paid sick leave benefits that have the potential to cover nearly all working Marylanders without placing an unmanageable burden on job creators. During his remarks at a State House press conference, the […]

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Governor and First Lady to host Holiday Open House on December 17th

Governor and First Lady to host Holiday Open House on December 17th

| December 2, 2016

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan invite Marylanders and their families to join them for a Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 17, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Government House. The event is free of charge, open to the public, and no reservations are required. PARKING: Guests may park in the Bladen Street […]

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Hogan announces first SmartBuy purchase in Maryland

Hogan announces first SmartBuy purchase in Maryland

| November 28, 2016

The Hogan Administration today announced the first home purchase under a new homeownership initiative designed to ease the burden of student debt. Maryland SmartBuy, within the Department of Housing and Community Development, is the first program of its kind in the nation and will make move-in-ready homes available to buyers while eliminating student loan debt burden, […]

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Governor Hogan celebrates opening of new connector at BWI

Governor Hogan celebrates opening of new connector at BWI

| November 28, 2016

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan today joined business and state transportation leaders at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to celebrate the opening of the $125 million D/E Connector, a major airport construction project that will improve customer service for BWI Marshall Airport travelers. The D/E Connector provides additional international airline capacity […]

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Mayor appoints local restauranteur as Hispanic Liaison

Mayor appoints local restauranteur as Hispanic Liaison

| October 30, 2016

Mayor Michael Pantelides announced  that Roxana Rodriguez has been offered the position of Hispanic Community Services Specialist and will begin on Monday, October 31. “Ms. Rodriguez will be an incredible addition to our staff,” Mayor Pantelides said. “Her passion to serve our community, coupled with her work ethic and professional achievements, will be a real […]

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Anne Arundel’s Economic Development chairman resigns after arrest

Anne Arundel’s Economic Development chairman resigns after arrest

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

County Executive Steve Schuh today accepted the resignation of Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation Chief Executive Officer Robert Hannon. Hannon resigned on the heels of his recent arrest for burglary in Eastport where he is accused of entering a neighbor’s apartment and stealing her underwear. Mr. Hannon’s resignation is effective immediately. Chief Administrative Officer Mark Hartzell will […]

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Schuh introduces new County seal to Council

Schuh introduces new County seal to Council

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

County Executive Steve Schuh this week has introduced legislation to the County Council updating the official County Seal with a new design that features historically-accurate elements and will serve as one consistent image in conducting County business.  “We are very excited about the newly-designed County Seal because it provides a professional image depicting Anne Arundel […]

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Schuh appoints former City Alderman as Deputy Liaison to City of Annapolis

Schuh appoints former City Alderman as Deputy Liaison to City of Annapolis

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Keeping with his commitment to ensuring a close working relationship with the City of Annapolis, County Executive Steve Schuh has appointed Mike Christman as deputy liaison with the City of Annapolis. “The City and County are now working more collaboratively than ever before,” said Schuh. “Mike Christman has the experience and knowledge to help our two […]

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Schuh and Council earn a B+ in latest environmental report card

Schuh and Council earn a B+ in latest environmental report card

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters Anne Arundel Chapter’s newly released performance report card gives County Executive Steve Schuh an overall grade of B- for his actions on key conservation issues from December 2014 to May 2016. The report card also shows the County Council average environmental scores over the same period increasing from a […]

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