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Annapolis to host National Young Republican Convention in 2017

Annapolis to host National Young Republican Convention in 2017

| August 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Maryland Republican Party has announced that Annapolis, Maryland has been chosen to host the 2017 Young Republican National Convention. The Convention was awarded last week at the 2015 Young Republican National Convention in Chicago Illinois. “I am very excited to be bringing a National Republican Organization to Annapolis in 2017,” commented Joe Cluster, MDGOP Executive Director and […]

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Maryland Governor Hogan diagnosed with aggressive form of cancer

Maryland Governor Hogan diagnosed with aggressive form of cancer

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. It is a B-cell, non-Hodgkins Lymphoma; which he explained responds well to treatment. The Governor will no resign and will continue to work for Maryland as he fights this battle. The Governor said he woudl rely on Lt. Governor […]

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A chat with a Sea Shepherd at the Ebb Tide

A chat with a Sea Shepherd at the Ebb Tide

| February 10, 2015 | 4 Comments

You never know who you will run into at the Ebb Tide Tavern in Annapolis. On Friday night, I headed over for one of their killer bacon cheeseburgers (Their food will surprise you–all of it. Try it out some time.) and some karaoke (as a spectator, not participant).  Close to midnight, a guy walked in […]

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House considering future of Crownsville Hospital site

House considering future of Crownsville Hospital site

| February 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

After the Crownsville Hospital Center has sat mostly abandoned for a decade, the House Environment and Transportation Committee held a hearing Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. on House Bill 27, establishing a task force to bring together state officials, county officials, and local residents to create a plan for the future of the Crownsville […]

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Gambrills businesswoman seeking Vitale’s vacant seat

Gambrills businesswoman seeking Vitale’s vacant seat

| February 2, 2015 | 2 Comments

Gambrills businesswoman and Crofton resident, Angelette Aviles, announces her interest in applying for Delegate Cathy Vitale’s soon-to-be vacant seat. Her motivation comes from her customers, vendors, and neighbors who, while at her bakery eating desserts, openly discuss their frustration with the state’s affairs as well as their suggestions for a better Maryland. Aviles states, “after […]

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Sierra Club blasts Governor Hogan on clean air protections

Sierra Club blasts Governor Hogan on clean air protections

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week, after more than fifteen months of intensive engagement with industry and the public health community, Maryland’s Department of the Environment finalized new protections against air pollution from the state’s coal-fired power plants. These safeguards would protect Marylanders from harmful smog pollution, which is responsible for a host of adverse health effects, including triggering […]

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Maryland State Police top cop resigns

Maryland State Police top cop resigns

| January 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown announced late today he will resign his position to pursue other opportunities. In a letter to Maryland State Police troopers and civilian employees, Colonel Brown said he is leaving with a ‘heavy heart,’ effective January 19, 2015. He thanked Maryland State Police employees for their outstanding service […]

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O’Malley names Vitale, Klavans to Anne Arundel Circuit Court

O’Malley names Vitale, Klavans to Anne Arundel Circuit Court

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Governor O’Malley announced today the appointments of ten judges to the Maryland Circuit and District Courts.  These appointees bring a diverse array of legal experiences to their new positions.  They also represent the ethnic and gender diversity of our great state. The newly appointed judges were recommended to Governor O’Malley by local trial court judicial […]

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Public legislative priorities forum scheduled

Public legislative priorities forum scheduled

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The State Delegates and Senators from Anne Arundel County will hold a Legislative Priorities Forum for the public on Thursday, December 4th, at 7:00 p.m.  County and community organizations will have an opportunity to present their legislative priorities, issues, and needs to the County’s state legislators in advance of the 2015 Legislative Session.  Each group […]

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WOW, Maryland turns a little more red

WOW, Maryland turns a little more red

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a surprise to many, Larry Hogan trounced Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown in the Governor’s race for Maryland last night.  While most polls gave Hogan a solid shot at the Governor’s Mansion, it was widely speculated that Prince Georges County, Montgomery County, and Baltimore City would lift the Lieutenant Governor; but they actually let him […]

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South County Candidate put on notice by State Board of Elections

South County Candidate put on notice by State Board of Elections

| October 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Seth Howard, a Republican candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates in District 30-B has fallen behind on his campaign reporting for the second election cycle and received a Show Cause Letter from the State Board of Elections. Howard was a candidate in 2010 and again in 2014 and during the two election cycles has […]

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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 | 22 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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