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Hoyer: Paid Family Leave is Pro-Family, Pro-Children & Good for Our Country

Hoyer: Paid Family Leave is Pro-Family, Pro-Children & Good for Our Country

This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks at a press conference with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) on the reintroduction of the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA). Below is a transcript of his remarks: “Thank you Carolyn Maloney for your continued...
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2017 Visitors Guide Showcases Why Calvert County Is a Favorite Destination

2017 Visitors Guide Showcases Why Calvert County Is a Favorite Destination

The 2017 Calvert County Visitors Guide is now available. Use the Visitors Guide to find information on shopping, restaurants and visitor attractions like Calvert Cliffs State Park, Breezy Point Beach & Campground, Calvert Marine Museum, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, the Patuxent Wine Trail and many other fun and fascinating attractions. The guide also...
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Verizon Announces New Unlimited Data Plan

Verizon Announces New Unlimited Data Plan

Unlimited data on the Verizon network has arrived. Beginning Monday, Verizon is offering an introductory plan that gives you unlimited data on your smartphone and tablet on the best 4G LTE network in the country. With Verizon Unlimited, you also get HD video streaming, Mobile Hotspot, calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and...
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Governor Larry Hogan’s Robust 2017 Legislative Agenda

Governor Larry Hogan’s Robust 2017 Legislative Agenda

33 Specific Initiatives to Change Maryland for the Better More Jobs for Marylanders Act of 2017 Legislation that will create thousands of jobs by eliminating all state taxes for ten years for new manufacturers and providing income tax credits for existing manufacturers that create jobs in high unemployment areas. Road Kill Bill Repeal Legislation...
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IRS: Don’t Fall for Scam Calls and Emails

IRS: Don’t Fall for Scam Calls and Emails

Scams continue to use the IRS as a lure. These tax scams take many different forms. The most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try and steal money from taxpayers. Identity theft can...
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State House Democrats Propose Legislation Aimed at Trump Policies

State House Democrats Propose Legislation Aimed at Trump Policies

Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis announced five priorities Tuesday aimed at resisting policy efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration and the Republican-controlled Congress. One would withdraw all of Maryland’s past calls for a constitutional convention, another would direct the attorney general to oppose “harmful” federal policies, two would create commissions to monitor health and financial...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $126.2 Million in Revenue During January

Maryland Casinos Generate $126.2 Million in Revenue During January

MGM National Harbor brings in $48.8 million in its first full calendar month In its first full calendar month of operation, MGM National Harbor generated $48,828,135 million from slot machines and table games in January, leading the way as the state’s six casinos totaled $126,212,756 in revenue during the first month of 2017 –...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan emphasized bipartisan achievement and outlined his plans to reform redistricting, foster economic growth and fight Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis in his third State of the State address Wednesday… Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, and my fellow Marylanders: It is...
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Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Maryland House and Senate Democrats are moving to stamp out prescription drug price gouging and force drug makers to reveal how their drugs are priced. joshua-auerbach-right-jeremy-greene Assistant Attorney General Joshua Auerbach, right, and Hopkins medical historian Jeremy Greene. On Tuesday, policy analysts, advocates and an assistant attorney general testified before the Senate Finance Committee...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce

Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce, legislation that will restructure and protect Maryland’s current underperforming employee pension system. The proposed legislation will allow the state to begin paying down the unfunded liability in the current pension system while creating a sustainable retirement system that will...
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NDW Participate in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield Annual Exercise

NDW Participate in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield Annual Exercise

Naval installations in the National Capital Region will participate in the United States Fleet Forces Command annual anti-terrorism/force protection exercise, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS), Jan. 30-Feb. 10. These Naval installations include Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSF Indian Head...
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Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update

Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update

The third round of public meetings on the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update will be held in February, March, and April. Five workshops are scheduled, each focused on a different important issue. The first workshop focuses on transportation and is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the College of Southern...
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WANTED: Can You Identify the St. Mary’s County Purse Thief in This Video?

WANTED: Can You Identify the St. Mary’s County Purse Thief in This Video?

On Monday, January 16, 2017, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the man seen in the videos below came into the ABC Liquors and Lounge located on Three Notch Road in California, and stole a purse hanging on the back of a woman’s bar stool. In the first video the man can be seen entering the...
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Calvert County Commissioners to Name Animal Shelter After Former Commissioner Linda Kelley

Calvert County Commissioners to Name Animal Shelter After Former Commissioner Linda Kelley

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announced today it will dedicate a new Prince Frederick animal shelter in honor of former Calvert County Commissioner Linda Kelley. The Owings resident is widely known as a vocal and committed advocate of animal rights and their safe and humane treatment. The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter...
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CSM Announces Tri-County Job and Career Fair

CSM Announces Tri-County Job and Career Fair

Looking for a job? Plan to attend the 2017 Tri-County Job and Career Fair on March 28 at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus. “The college holds the annual fair as both a service to our students and the community as a whole,” said Lisa Warren, Senior Associate Director of Career Services...
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Advanced Arresting Gear Remains Navy’s Choice for Next-Gen Recovery System

Advanced Arresting Gear Remains Navy’s Choice for Next-Gen Recovery System

On the heels of continued progress of the Advanced Arresting Gear’s test program, to include completion of the 350th trap of an F/A-18E Super Hornet in December, senior Navy officials announced the decision to continue with AAG as its choice of recovery system aboard the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The determination...
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Nammo to Bring More Than 130 New Manufacturing Jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

Nammo to Bring More Than 130 New Manufacturing Jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

The Nammo Group, based in Norway, will bring more than 130 new manufacturing jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Indian Head in Southern Maryland over the next five years. As part of an agreement signed today, Nammo Energetics Indian Head, a Maryland corporation, will partner with the installation’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Integrity in Government Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Integrity in Government Initiative

Standing on the steps of the historic Maryland State House, Governor Larry Hogan unveiled a series of sweeping ethics reform proposals to target conflicts of interest and corruption among state officials, increase transparency and public access to state government, and reform the county liquor board nominating process following a string of fraud and bribery...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December 2016

Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December 2016

Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,706 million in statewide gaming revenue. December surpassed the previous revenue record set in May 2016, when five casinos totaled $104,351,219 million. MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, which held its grand opening...
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Hoyer Attends Signing Ceremony at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

Hoyer Attends Signing Ceremony at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer joined Ambassador Kåre R. Aas of Norway at a signing ceremony marking the new public-private-partnership between NAMMO and the United States Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Division at Indian Head. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Good morning. I’m honored to be here at...
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Blackjack Soars over Southern Maryland

Blackjack Soars over Southern Maryland

The RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flew for the first time from Patuxent River Naval Air Station Webster Outlying Field, Maryland, in December. Before flying at Webster Field, the system conducted testing at the manufacturer Insitu’s facility, in Boardman, Oregon, as well as at Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadrons (VMUs) on the East...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative

Thursday January 12, 2017 Governor Larry Hogan announced the 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative. The initiative introduced a series of proposals to help prevent future victims of crime and to stop repeat offenders. This legislation is initiated to deter sex offenders, prosecute human traffickers, support victims of crime, and toughen penalties for repeat DUI...
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Pax River Sailor Named Regional Junior Sailor of the Year 2016

Pax River Sailor Named Regional Junior Sailor of the Year 2016

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Timothy Godden, of Naval Air Station’s Air Operations Department, was named Naval District Washington’s Junior Sailor of the Year during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Dec. 20. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Charles Rock, commandant, Naval District Washington, spoke of the professionalism and dedication necessary...
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Security Awareness for Taxpayers: The Tax Community Needs Your Help

Security Awareness for Taxpayers: The Tax Community Needs Your Help

The Maryland Comptroller’s Office and the federal Internal Revenue Service are doing everything they can to protect Marylanders from identity theft. But officials at both agencies urge Marylanders to take steps necessary to protect their personal and financial data. Cybercriminals continue to steal enormous amounts of personal data from outside the tax system and...
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Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers

Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers

With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are fair and that winners pay appropriate Maryland taxes. “Daily online fantasy sports games have a significant presence in Maryland,” Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said. “It is entirely appropriate that we...
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