Commentary

Guest Commentary: The Legislature Forgot Mental Health Again

Guest Commentary: The Legislature Forgot Mental Health Again

By Herbert Cromwell Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland In passing legislation to raise Maryland’s minimum wage, the General Assembly included a provision to increase reimbursement for community-based developmental disabilities providers 3.5% each year for four years starting July 1, 2015. The intent is to ensure that these providers are able to pay competitive...
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Mark Arness: Going the Distance & Working Hard for You

Mark Arness: Going the Distance & Working Hard for You

Born in the remote mountains of rural Montana, Mark Arness learned early on the value of commitment, teamwork, and perseverance, while attending school in a one-room schoolhouse and living in a log cabin. After moving East, he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Virginia and went on to attend Federal Medical school in...
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Sheriff Cameron Announces Press Conference

Sheriff Cameron Announces Press Conference

On behalf of the Maryland Sheriff’s Association, Sheriff Tim Cameron would like to notify the citizens of St. Mary’s County of a press conference being held on February 25, 2014 at 11:00AM at Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis. Maryland Chiefs and Sheriffs opposing the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana will be participating in this press...
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Firefighters Rescue Trapped Dog From Underneath Flooded House

Firefighters Rescue Trapped Dog From Underneath Flooded House

On Friday, February 21, 2014 shortly after 3:00p.m., the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the last of the tree and wires down for the day, when a call came in regarding a flooding condition with a dog trapped under the crawl space of a house on Barberry Lane in the Pepper Ridge...
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Nowhere Near the End for Maryland GOP

By Tony O’Donnell I read with interest the column of the long active political commentator, Barry Rascovar, last week where he gives assessment of the viability of the Maryland Republican Party. It brought to mind a famous quote from a great president, Ronald Reagan, who opined about what the liberals of his time knew...
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Maryland State House – Call 911 – Ambulance Needed

Opt Ed Piece from Senator Nancy Jacobs Maryland drivers are getting ready to head to the emergency room for a transfusion, as Governor O’Malley is sucking their life’s blood out of them, or should I say the few dollars they have left in their wallets. With all the legislation that was passed in the...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Today, May 27, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins, and...
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Republican Women Stand Up for Families & Communities

Republican Women Stand Up for Families & Communities

House Republican Women Stand Up for Safe Families and Safe Communities Today, women legislators of the House Republican Caucus stood together in support of policies and programs that keep Maryland’s children safe. “In the wake of recent tragedies, much of the priority and focus of the conversation has been on firearms,” said House Minority...
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O’Donnell Statement on the July Jobs Report

O’Donnell Statement on the July Jobs Report

“The employment report for the month of July is further evidence of the failure of Washington policy makers to address this economic downturn in an effective manner. The increase in the unemployment rate to 8.3% despite the economy adding 163,000 jobs is unacceptable. Politicians like Steny Hoyer who have spent 31 years in Washington...
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O’Donnell Endorses Bongino for U.S. Senate

Bongino

Tony O’Donnell, candidate for the US House of Representatives in Maryland’s 5th Congressional District endorsed former United States Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino for U.S. Senate. “Spending at the federal government is out of control and unsustainable,” stated O’Donnell. “Washington policymakers are out of touch and wreaking havoc with the economy and the nation....
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O’Malley Statement on Preliminary June Jobs Report

O’Malley Statement on Preliminary June Jobs Report

Governor Martin O’Malley recently released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of preliminary employment data for the month of June: “In Maryland, we are moving forward. Nearly 25,000 more Marylanders are working than were last June. Twenty-two hundred fewer Marylanders have filed new unemployment insurance claims this June compared to...
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Time to Repeal Obamacare

Time to Repeal Obamacare

On Wednesday the Republicans will hold another repeal vote of Obamacare. Previously 30 floor votes have been taken to repeal, defund, or dismantle the law. Unfortunately the bill is dead on arrival in the Senate. And if it did pass there, it surely would be vetoed by President Obama. Repealing Obamacare before 2013 is...
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Joint Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Health Care Act

Joint Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Health Care Act

Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act: “President Obama and Congress chose to pass the Affordable Care Act because the status quo was hurting our ability to create jobs, expand opportunity, and protect the health of...
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Playground Safety on Hot Summer Days

Playground Safety on Hot Summer Days

Reader Submission Summer days are the best times to take our children to the playgrounds to let them run out that energy and just have an enjoyable time but parents need to alarmed. While playgrounds are a great place to take our kids, there are a lot of safety issues a parent should be...
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Immigration Policy in the USA

Immigration Policy in the USA

Message from Tony O’Donnell, Nominee for Congress Fifth District of Maryland IMMIGRATION POLICY IN THE USA Yesterday the United States Supreme Court released the decision on Arizona v. the United States. I encourage you to read the decision for yourself, particularly be sure to read Justice Scalia’s decision. As you know Arizona passed its law as...
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Taxmageddon will Affect You

Taxmageddon will Affect You

Message from Tony O’Donnell Candidate for Maryland’s 5th Congressional District The largest tax hike in history will take effect on January 1, 2013 unless Congress takes action. Just how will this affect you? The Heritage Foundation has created a new interactive map to see Tax Increases by State. Heritage research shows that families will...
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O’Malley Statement on Paycheck Fairness Act

O’Malley Statement on Paycheck Fairness Act

Governor Martin O’Malley  issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to consider the Paycheck Fairness Act: “It’s unfortunate that some members of the U.S. Senate have chosen politics over our people – preventing America from moving forward, growing jobs, opportunity, and hope for a prosperous future. “Over the last few decades, women’s...
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O’Donnell Pounds “Hollywood Hoyer”

O’Donnell Pounds “Hollywood Hoyer”

Maryland Congressional candidate Tony O’Donnell today called upon incumbent Congressman Steny Hoyer to end his globetrotting fundraising jaunts and talk about the issues of concern to families in Southern Maryland, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. “Hoyer has gone Hollywood on us,” said O’Donnell, “and I don’t mean Hollywood, Maryland. He leads a life...
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O’Donnell Statement on Teacher Pension Shift

O’Donnell Statement on Teacher Pension Shift

On Monday Annapolis passed a bill to shift the cost of teacher pensions to local governments giving the legislature another $250 million to spend on other programs. This will force local governments to raise $250 million taxes to cover the pensions the first year, and $1.5 billion over five years –in some cases forcing...
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O’Malley Statement on Close of Special Session

O’Malley Statement on Close of Special Session

Governor Martin O’Malley issued the following statement on the close of the Special Session and the completion of the FY 2013 budget: “I’d like to thank Senate President Miller, House Speaker Busch and the members of the General Assembly for completing work on the State’s FY2013 budget. “With their leadership and willingness to come...
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New Wildewood Sew & Vac is Ready to Provide the Top Three Products

New Wildewood Sew & Vac is Ready to Provide the Top Three Products

Wildewood Sew & Vac is a locally owned and operated business providing service, repair and sales of residential and commercial vacuums, sewing and embroidery machines. The Wildewood store joins the company’s two other locations – Waldorf Sew & Vac and Severna Park Sew & Vac. The new Wildewood location opened to provide a higher...
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O’Donnell Calls for a Tax Freeze

O’Donnell Calls for a Tax Freeze

On Monday Annapolis introduced a bill to increase income taxes on individuals who earn more than $100,000 and couples who earn more than $150,000 – even though the budget was already balanced. With unemployment still high and the economy stalled Annapolis is redefining wealth, while Maryland already has one of the highest combined local...
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NTP Review of “As Bees in Honey Drown”

NTP Review of “As Bees in Honey Drown”

They go by many names:  grifter, swindler, con artist, charlatan. Whatever the name, the game is still the same:  the con.  It is the oldest trick in the book, but somehow many still fall for it.  Maybe it is because people are desperate for fame and fortune, or caught up in the moment and...
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Calvert Economic Development Conducting 2012 Business Survey

Calvert Economic Development Conducting 2012 Business Survey

The Calvert County, Md., Department of Economic Development is conducting the 2012 business survey and seeks input from county business owners. The survey helps the department learn more about county businesses, offers insight into business concerns and suggests steps that can be taken to provide assistance.  Data collected from the survey will be used...
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MD Comptroller Urges Public Schools to Begin Academic Year After Labor Day

MD Comptroller Urges Public Schools to Begin Academic Year After Labor Day

Citing the benefits to Maryland families, small businesses, and tourism overall, Comptroller Peter Franchot today called for a statewide policy change to have all school systems in the state begin classes after Labor Day weekend.  Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan and members of the local business community joined the Comptroller at the announcement. “The...
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