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Applications being accepted to fill legislative seat of Speaker Busch

Applications being accepted to fill legislative seat of Speaker Busch

| April 10, 2019, 05:48 PM

STATEMENT FROM THE ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE: The Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee has begun the process of filling a vacancy left by the loss of one of Maryland’s most iconic leaders and a local hero, Speaker of the House of Delegates, Mike Busch. The AACDCC is committed to the continuity of […]

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Maryland’s Speaker of the House of Delegates, Mike Busch dies at 72

Maryland’s Speaker of the House of Delegates, Mike Busch dies at 72

| April 07, 2019, 08:18 PM

House of Delegates Speaker, Michael Busch passed away this afternoon at the age of 72.  Busch was the longest serving speaker in history. Busch’s health had been deteriorating over the past few years having had a liver transplant in 2017, a heart bypass in 2018, and most recently a bout of pneumonia that took him […]

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Hogan hires Michael Ricci as Communications Director

Hogan hires Michael Ricci as Communications Director

| March 14, 2019, 01:41 PM

Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Michael Ricci as Communications Director. Ricci brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to the governor’s communications office. He most recently served as Director of Communications for U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) from 2015-2019, where he led a ten-member communications […]

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Former Governor Harry Hughes passes away at 92

Former Governor Harry Hughes passes away at 92

| March 13, 2019, 06:46 PM

Maryland’s 57th Governor, Harry Hughes has passed away. He was 92. Hughes, a Democrat served two terms from 1979 to 1987. Governor Larry Hogan has ordered all State flags to be flown at half-staff and said in a statement: The First Lady and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Governor Harry […]

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Students to demand action on climate change at State House on March 15th

Students to demand action on climate change at State House on March 15th

| March 12, 2019, 06:41 PM

Maryland students will gather steps from the State House from noon to 2 p.m. on March 15 to hold a climate strike to demand legislative action to address the effects of climate change. The youth-led rally aims to give high school students, many of whom can’t vote yet due to their age, a voice in […]

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BRE: Switching Comptroller Franchot’s duties will cost upwards of $50 million

BRE: Switching Comptroller Franchot’s duties will cost upwards of $50 million

| February 19, 2019, 03:33 PM

The Bureau of Revenue Estimates, in a policy report to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, has put the price tag of a proposal to remove the Field Enforcement Division from the purview of the Comptroller’s Office at nearly $50 million over the next five years, a cost that would be borne directly by taxpayers. […]

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Pittman puts forth campaign finance reform bill to State Senate

Pittman puts forth campaign finance reform bill to State Senate

| February 11, 2019, 01:27 PM

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced the introduction of state legislation to reform campaign finance rules in Anne Arundel County. Senate Bill 710 was introduced at the request of the county executive and will prohibit campaign donations to county council and county executive candidates by developers with applications pending before the county. “As I […]

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State Senator moves to strip Franchot of enforcement duties

State Senator moves to strip Franchot of enforcement duties

| February 11, 2019, 10:25 AM

Senator Ben Kramer (D-19 Montgomery Co.) has filed legislation, Senate Bill 703, that would strip the Comptroller of Maryland of existing authority to regulate the alcohol, motor fuel and tobacco industries. For more than 168 years, since 1851, the office of the Maryland Comptroller has overseen tax collection and managed fiscal affairs for the State […]

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Former County Executive Leopold files to have misconduct verdicts vacated

Former County Executive Leopold files to have misconduct verdicts vacated

| January 28, 2019, 02:02 PM

Former County Executive John R. Leopold has filed a petition in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to have his convictions of misconduct in office vacated. The legal term is a Writ of Coram Nobis: The writ of coram nobis (also known as writ of error coram nobis, writ of coram vobis, or writ of error coram vobis) is a legal order allowing […]

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Former Capital Teas founder joins Pica Associates as newest lobbyist

Former Capital Teas founder joins Pica Associates as newest lobbyist

| January 21, 2019, 01:13 PM

Pica and Associates, LLC is pleased to welcome Manelle Nuñez Martino as an associate lobbyist with the firm. Manelle has extensive and valuable experience in several campaigns and is uniquely qualified for this role. She joins a well-established lobbying practice with many diverse clients. “I am proud to join Pica and Associates, and also excited to work […]

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Jeb Bush to speak at Governor Hogan’s Inaugural

Jeb Bush to speak at Governor Hogan’s Inaugural

| January 14, 2019, 02:28 PM

Governor Larry Hogan today announced details of the speaking program for the Inauguration Ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, January 16 at 12:30 PM on the Northwest lawn of the Maryland State House. A welcome message will be delivered by the sixth Montgomery County Executive, The Honorable Isiah “Ike” Leggett. Mr. Leggett was the […]

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Expect significant delays, parking restrictions, and road closures surrounding Hogan’s Inauguration

Expect significant delays, parking restrictions, and road closures surrounding Hogan’s Inauguration

| January 12, 2019, 06:37 PM

There will be road closures and parking restrictions in Annapolis leading up to, during and after the Gubernatorial Inauguration on January 16th. The Inauguration will be held on State Circle at Maryland Avenue. The following road closures will start at 11:30 p.m. on January 13th and end by 11:59 p.m. on January 16th: State Circle […]

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Hogan names new Kelly Schulz as Maryland Secretary of Commerce

Hogan names new Kelly Schulz as Maryland Secretary of Commerce

| December 20, 2018, 01:20 PM

Governor Larry Hogan recently announced the appointment of Kelly M. Schulz as secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce. Schulz currently serves as secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR). “Secretary Schulz is a strong advocate for Maryland’s job creators, and has a proven track record of working directly with our […]

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Pittman to be sworn in as new County Executive for Anne Arundel County tomorrow at 11am

Pittman to be sworn in as new County Executive for Anne Arundel County tomorrow at 11am

| December 02, 2018, 10:38 AM

At 11am tomorrow, Steuart Pittman will take the reins of government for Anne Arundel County on the stage at Maryland Hall. The event was free; however tickets are sold out and no longer available. There will be opportunities to watch online as the new County Executive lays out his vision for Anne Arundel County over […]

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Hogan signs order, forms redistricting committee to re-draw legislative lines in District 6

Hogan signs order, forms redistricting committee to re-draw legislative lines in District 6

| November 27, 2018, 08:19 AM

Governor Larry Hogan yesterday signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.29 creating an Emergency Commission on Sixth Congressional District Gerrymandering, a nonpartisan commission to comply with a federal court order requiring Maryland to draw new boundaries for the 6th Congressional District. The governor also announced his intent to reintroduce legislation to create a permanent nonpartisan redistricting process for both […]

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ELECTION 2018: And the winners were…along with our prediction score!

ELECTION 2018: And the winners were…along with our prediction score!

| November 07, 2018, 06:27 AM

Well, the results are in and there were certainly a lot of surprises in the local Anne Arundel County races. Below are our predictions presented yesterday with the winners highlighted in bold.  When we added them all up, we figure we have about 75% correct. Not great, but not too shabby.  The shockers were Adams, […]

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ELECTION 2018: Our predictions for most Anne Arundel County races

ELECTION 2018: Our predictions for most Anne Arundel County races

| November 06, 2018, 01:22 PM

We take out our crystal ball and offer some predictions on today’s races in Anne Arundel County. They are NOT endorsements, but simply reasonably reasoned guesses based on conversations with candidates, their supporters and detractors, and just the general conversation around the county. We have a pretty good track record on these since 2009. Certainly […]

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Pittman receives endorsement from Caucus of African American Leaders

Pittman receives endorsement from Caucus of African American Leaders

| October 24, 2018, 06:02 PM

The Caucus of African American Leaders of Anne Arundel County has endorsed Steuart Pittman for Anne Arundel County Executive. “Steuart Pittman has the vision, values and integrity to be a leader for all of Anne Arundel County,” said Carl O. Snowden, caucus convener. “Steuart has impressed us with his desire to show up, listen and […]

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Shenanigans land democratic candidates in hot water with the Board of Elections

Shenanigans land democratic candidates in hot water with the Board of Elections

| October 24, 2018, 02:31 PM

The Board of Elections for Anne Arundel County has sent the Anne Arundel County United Slate a cease and desist letter after the slate sent out nearly 10,000 mailers suggesting that they were official ballots  from the Board of Elections in the upcoming election. The slate is chaired by former Delegate MaryAnn Love of Glen […]

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“Women For Schuh” formed to support County Executive’s re-election bid

“Women For Schuh” formed to support County Executive’s re-election bid

| October 20, 2018, 01:08 PM

County Executive Steve Schuh has announced that women leaders from neighborhoods across Anne Arundel County have joined “Women for Schuh” to support his re-election efforts. “Women for Schuh” is chaired by Tracey Parker-Warren, Esq. “I am honored to serve as Chair of Women for Schuh,” said Tracey Parker-Warren. “In addition to following through on his promises to reduce […]

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Schuh receives endorsements from detention center officers and personnel

Schuh receives endorsements from detention center officers and personnel

| October 19, 2018, 01:05 PM

County Executive Steve Schuh has been endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Detention Center Officers and Personnel – CWA Local 2911. “I am proud to have earned the endorsement of our Detention Officers and Personnel for re-election,” said County Executive Steve Schuh. “They play a critical role in our larger public-safety efforts as we work […]

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Schuh endorsed by Anne Arundel County Detention Sergeants Association

Schuh endorsed by Anne Arundel County Detention Sergeants Association

| October 16, 2018, 04:41 PM

County Executive Steve Schuh was recently endorsed for re-election by the Anne Arundel County Detention Sergeants Association, International Union of Police Associations, Local #141. This is the organization’s first-ever endorsement of any political candidate. “I am honored to receive the first-ever endorsement made by the Anne Arundel County Detention Sergeants Association,” said County Executive Steve […]

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