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Republican gubernatorial debate tonight

Republican gubernatorial debate tonight

| March 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

With the primaries less than 4 months away, Republican candidates for Governor will meet at the Columbian Center, 335 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park, Md. on Thursday, March 13, 2014.  7:00 to 9:00 PM. The public is welcome.  Refreshments served. Confirmed: David Craig, Harford County Executive and former member of the Maryland House of Delegates;  Ron George, Member, […]

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O’Malley Hopes To Raise Minimum Wage To $10.10

O’Malley Hopes To Raise Minimum Wage To $10.10

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Governor O’Malley released details of the Administration’s 2014 legislative agenda, focused on boosting efforts to grow the economy from the middle out, create more jobs, support our nation-leading innovation firms, and better prepare our children to compete in the 21st century global economy. “We’re going to forge consensus and increase the minimum wage — […]

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Police Lieutenant Fredericks Running For Delegate In South County

Police Lieutenant Fredericks Running For Delegate In South County

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jim Fredericks announces his candidacy as a Republican for State Delegate, District 30B, in southern Anne Arundel County. He is a life-long resident of the county and lives in Tracys Landing with his wife and three children. Jim is a 21-year veteran of the county police department and a graduate of Anne Arundel Community College. […]

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Don Quinn Is 2nd Challenger For Astle’s Senate Seat

Don Quinn Is 2nd Challenger For Astle’s Senate Seat

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Don Quinn is running for the senate seat in District 30 against incumbent, John Astle. Eric Knowles has previously announced his candidacy. “It is time for a new generation of leaders to tackle the challenges that we are facing in Maryland.  Our oppressive business environment is making it difficult for small businesses to survive, driving […]

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Mitchelle Stephenson Running For Delegate

Mitchelle Stephenson Running For Delegate

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mitchelle Stephenson, candidate for District 30B, the open single-member South County delegate seat, is announcing her candidacy at a Happy Hour fundraising event on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bistro at South River Golf Club in Edgewater. Stephenson is the co-founding editor of the South River Source. “She has the interest, the drive, the personality, […]

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MD Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Weekend

MD Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Weekend

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Maryland Black Caucus Foundation (MBCF) announces their 2013 Annual Legislative Weekend, entitled “The New Maryland: Changing Faces, Economy, and Priorities” at the Loews Annapolis Hotel located at 126 West Street beginning Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. For the past eighteen years, the MBCF has partnered with the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) to host their annual […]

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The New Maryland Gun Laws: What They Mean For Gun Buyers

The New Maryland Gun Laws: What They Mean For Gun Buyers

| October 21, 2013 | 19 Comments

Maryland’s strict new gun control law is already here. The firearm bill passed in the last legislative session took effect on October 1, 2013. Considered as one of the nation’s toughest firearm regulations, many—especially gun sellers, gun owners, and gun buyers—are scrambling to understand the bill. So what is it about? How will it affect […]

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Understanding The New Distracted Driving Laws That Took Effect On October 1

Understanding The New Distracted Driving Laws That Took Effect On October 1

| October 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Distracted driving is a problem for anyone on the road. In Maryland alone, between 2007 and 2011, 152,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents and about 1,100 were killed. Nearly two-thirds of drivers say they talked on a handheld cell phone while driving in the last month, and one in three do it on a […]

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Simonaire Submits Legislation To Allow Tax Deduction For Rain Tax

Simonaire Submits Legislation To Allow Tax Deduction For Rain Tax

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Senator Bryan Simonaire (District 31) requested the Department of Legislative Services staff to draft legislation ensuring if the Rain Tax stays in place that property owners would get to deduct it off their Maryland Income Tax forms. Senator Simonaire is putting together a package of legislation to repeal, reduce or compensate residents for this burdensome […]

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Will Del. Dwyer’s Second DUI Arrest Result In Jail Time? One Attorney’s Prediction

Will Del. Dwyer’s Second DUI Arrest Result In Jail Time? One Attorney’s Prediction

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lately, it seems like you can’t turn on your television without seeing news reports about politicians or public figures behaving badly. From Anthony Wiener’s obsession with sexting (Carlos Danger, anyone?), to San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s alleged repeated instances of sexual harassment, to Jesse Jackson Jr.’s embezzlement of campaign funds, the behavior runs the gamut […]

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Maxwell’s Unreported $1 Million Signing Bonus with Prince George’s County, Courtesy of Maryland Taxpayers

Maxwell’s Unreported $1 Million Signing Bonus with Prince George’s County, Courtesy of Maryland Taxpayers

Prince George’s County has hired Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) Superintendent Kevin Maxwell for a reported annual salary of $290,000, a $33,000 year increase on his $257,000 current salary from AACPS.  (See Capital, Baltimore Sun, and Washington Post coverage of his pay increase.)  Although the $290,000 figure isn’t technically a lie, it is highly […]

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NRA President To Speak At GOP Meeting

NRA President To Speak At GOP Meeting

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

National Rifle Association President David Keene will be the keynote speaker at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Celebration hosted by the Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County.  A strong defender of Second Amendment rights since the 1970s, Keene previously served as Chairman of the American Conservative Union, and has worked in both the White House […]

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Del. Don Dwyer Considers Switching Parties

Del. Don Dwyer Considers Switching Parties

| March 20, 2013 | 4 Comments

Conservative Republican Don Dwyer is considering switching parties in a move he has dubbed “Operation DINO–Democrats In Name Only.  Citing frustrations, Dwyer asked his Facebook audience if they would still support him and his conservative values if he switched parties.  The thought process was to upset the status-quo in the primary elections which tend to […]

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O’Malley Announces Governor For A Day Contest

O’Malley Announces Governor For A Day Contest

| March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

In honor of International Women’s Day, Governor Martin O’Malley launched Maryland’s first-ever “Governor for a Day” Essay Contest – an effort aimed at encouraging young women to pursue careers in public service, including in elected office. The contest asks young women ages 8-12 to explain in 400 words why they want to be Governor of […]

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O’Malley, Brown, Busch, To Visit Jones Elementary Today

O’Malley, Brown, Busch, To Visit Jones Elementary Today

| January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today at 1:30 p.m., Governor O’Malley, joined by Lt. Governor Brown, House Speaker Busch, the Maryland State Education Association, and other officials, will hold an event at Jones Elementary School to celebrate Maryland’s public schools being certified today as #1 in the nation for the fifth straight year by Education Week Magazine. Earlier this week, […]

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Delegate Dwyer Admits Alcohol Dependency

Delegate Dwyer Admits Alcohol Dependency

| January 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

With cries for him to resign echoing around the County, Delegate Don Dwyer has been clear that he has no plans to go anywhere and if the people of his district choose to not re-elect him, then the people will have spoken. Dwyer is in the process of a divorce and was involved in a […]

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State Republican Committee Seeking New Member

State Republican Committee Seeking New Member

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County has announced a committee member vacancy in Maryland State Legislative District 30 (Annapolis, Arnold, Edgewater, Shady Side, and surrounding vicinities). Anyone interested in serving on the Central Committee from District 30 should submit a resume and contact information (full name, address, home and cell phone numbers, and email address) to […]

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O’Malley Tweaks Absentee Ballot Requirements In Wake Of Sandy

O’Malley Tweaks Absentee Ballot Requirements In Wake Of Sandy

| November 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

Governor Martin O’Malley today issued an Executive Order regarding Hurricane Sandy and Absentee Ballots.  The Executive Order makes accommodations for Marylanders who, due to Hurricane Sandy, are unable to apply for an absentee ballot in person at their local board of elections. “From National Guard members assisting residents in Garrett County to residents displaced from […]

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AACC To Sponsor Candiate Forum October 23rd

AACC To Sponsor Candiate Forum October 23rd

| October 21, 2012 | 3 Comments

The Center for the Study of Local Issues at Anne Arundel Community College and the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will be co-sponsoring a candidate forum at Anne Arundel Community College. What:              Candidate Forum for Congressional Districts 3 and 4 When:                  October 23, 2012, 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. […]

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Do You Understand This Year’s Ballot?

Do You Understand This Year’s Ballot?

| October 15, 2012 | 3 Comments

A nonpartisan discussion will be lead by Annapolis Alderwoman Sheila Finlayson and County Councilman Chris Trumbauer to help prepare residents for the upcoming election. This informational session, which will address each ballot question, will be held Tuesday, October 16, at the Democratic Headquarters, 49 Spa Rd, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Alderwoman Finlayson and County […]

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League Of Women Voters To Host Congressional Candidate Forum

League Of Women Voters To Host Congressional Candidate Forum

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County League of Women Voters (LWV) will host a Candidates Forum that will set the stage for voters in Congressional Districts 3 and 4 to make informed choices in the November general election. The Forum will be held on:                                                         Monday, October 15, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.                                                         Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church (auditorium) […]

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The Pulse Of Our Readers

The Pulse Of Our Readers

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

When November comes, we will have a few very important questions to answer at the polls. The legislature created three very controversial laws and they are up for a vote by the people. Let’s see how the Eye On Annapolis readers stand.  Of course, it is completely unofficial and unscientific. The order of the answers […]

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