Anne Arundel News

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform Legislation, Joins Amicus Brief

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform Legislation, Joins Amicus Brief

Governor Larry Hogan once again called for nonpartisan redistricting reform in Maryland on January 18, 2018, and vowed to file legislation to achieve this important bipartisan goal. He also announced that he will join an amicus brief being filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of the plaintiffs in Benisek v. Lamone, a...
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United States Government Officially Shuts Down After Republicans, Democrats Fail to Strike Deal

United States Government Officially Shuts Down After Republicans, Democrats Fail to Strike Deal

After weeks of political posturing and debate, Congress failed to come to an agreement on a spending bill by the January 20, 2018 midnight deadline, resulting in non-essential government services shutting down effective immediately. A stopgap bill that passed the House would have avoided a government shutdown, but it failed to gain traction in...
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Funding for Opioid Emergency Less Than Expected in Hogan Budget

Funding for Opioid Emergency Less Than Expected in Hogan Budget

From kindergarten to graduate school, education clearly is Gov. Larry Hogan’s priority in this election year. The proof is spelled out in his administration’s $44.4 billion operating budget for FY 2019 delivered to the Maryland General Assembly Wednesday. To the chagrin of health professionals and advocacy groups, new funding for Maryland’s opioid “state of...
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Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

On January 16, 2018, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of attorneys general urging Congress to advance legislation allowing states with legalized medical or recreational marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system. Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to marijuana businesses,...
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CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the fall semester. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six...
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Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

A key Democratic narrative this election year is that Maryland used to have the best public schools in the country, but Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has short changed them so much that they have now slipped to 5th place. The problem with this partisan talking point is that the Education Week Quality County report...
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Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

On January 15, 2018, Governor Larry Hogan issued Executive Order 01.01.2018.04 creating the Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance to assist small businesses in complying with House Bill 1 (HB1), the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, passed by the Maryland General Assembly over the governor’s veto. As stipulated in the Maryland Constitution under Article...
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Maryland Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 18

Maryland Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 18

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering another opportunity for hunters this winter. Winter turkey hunting season runs Jan. 18-20 statewide, giving hunters that did not bag a turkey in the fall another chance. The department established the winter season in 2015 in an effort to increase turkey hunting opportunities while minimizing conflicts with other...
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Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are hoping to identify the victim of a homicide whose body was found last night on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Unfortunately she did not have any identification on her person when she was located. The victim, who is described as a black female...
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Governor Larry Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

With the 2018 Legislative Session officially underway, Governor Larry Hogan introduced several pieces of emergency legislation that will provide paid leave benefits to our citizens, combat violence across the state, and ensure accountability in our schools, including the Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018, a compromise proposal to fix a deeply flawed bill passed by...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet is SAM

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/10/2018 SAM  Featured Pet: Sam Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small (26 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Sam is an older guy who marches to the beat of his own drum.  He is sweet and loves to...
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Hogan Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model

Hogan Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model

Governor Larry Hogan, together with the Maryland Department of Health and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced on January 8, 2018 an extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model Contract. The federal government has agreed to approve a one-year extension to allow it to complete its review and to consider additional...
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Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

Maryland Hikers Start Off New Year Trekking More Than 2,500 Miles

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources welcomed 1,227 hikers at more than 30 state parks this New Year’s Day as part of the annual First Day Hikes initiative. Maryland Park Service rangers, staff and volunteers guided the brave souls through 2,500 miles of paths and trails, where they confronted below-freezing temperatures and blustery winds....
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Maryland Casinos Generate $141 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Casinos Generate $141 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced December 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County....
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, January 5, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, January 5, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: are closed for Friday, January 5, 2018, with a Code 3 for employees. No employees should report to work. Administrative leave will be provided for twelve month employees. Operations and Maintenance Emergency personnel will follow the established protocol. St. Mary’s County Government: Administrative Offices will open at...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Thursday, January 4, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Thursday, January 4, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: are closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018. No employees should report to work. Administrative leave will be provided for 12 month employees. St. Mary’s County Government: Operational Status for January 4, 2018 The following delays and schedule changes will be in effect for today: All St....
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Wednesday’s Pet is DUKE

Wednesday’s Pet is DUKE

Wednesday’s Pet for 01/03/17 is DUKE Featured Pet: Duke Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Shepherd Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Duke is a 1 1/2-year-old Shepherd Mix. Duke is a very friendly boy, who loves everybody. He...
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Maryland State Police Holiday Enforcement Efforts

Maryland State Police Holiday Enforcement Efforts

This year’s holiday season efforts of the Maryland State Police had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe. Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the holiday period resulted in more than 10,000 traffic stops that led to 264 arrests and more than 180 arrests of impaired drivers. Maryland...
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With Cold Temperatures Arriving Citizens are Encouraged to Prepare

With Cold Temperatures Arriving Citizens are Encouraged to Prepare

The coldest air of the season will arrive this weekend with bitterly cold wind chills of 5 below zero late Sunday into Monday and forecasted below 32 degrees all next week. The Department of Emergency Services would like to remind citizens to prepare for the unseasonably cold weather. During Extreme Cold: Check on your...
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IRS Has Tips for What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on December 31

IRS Has Tips for What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on December 31

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season. Here are some tips to get ready: For most taxpayers, Dec. 31 is the last day to take actions that will affect their 2017 tax returns. For example,...
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Upper Marlboro Man and Two Teens from Lusby Arrested for Armed Robberies in Lothian

Upper Marlboro Man and Two Teens from Lusby Arrested for Armed Robberies in Lothian

UPDATE 12/28/2017: During the course of this investigation Robbery Detectives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department were able to identify three of the four individuals involved in these robberies. On December 24, 2017 detectives located and arrested Daniel Shane McDonald, 49, of Upper Marlboro, and two juveniles, a 13 year-old male and a 16...
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New Federal Requirements for January 2018 License/ID card Renewals at MDOT MVA

New Federal Requirements for January 2018 License/ID card Renewals at MDOT MVA

Marylanders should be on the lookout for renewal notices for their driver’s license and ID cards.  As required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to maintain compliance with the federal REAL ID Act, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will now require documentation to renew federally compliant driver’s licenses...
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Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens Jan. 5

Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens Jan. 5

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 5 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all the state but its westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Legislation to Protect Maryland Taxpayers Under Federal Tax Reform

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Legislation to Protect Maryland Taxpayers Under Federal Tax Reform

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the administration will be submitting legislation to mitigate potential negative impacts of federal tax reform on Maryland taxpayers. The legislation will return any additional state revenue received due to the loss of federal deductions and exemptions. The governor made the following statement at a meeting of the Board of...
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MDOT SHA Lifts Non-Emergency Lane Closures to Clear Way for Holiday Travelers

MDOT SHA Lifts Non-Emergency Lane Closures to Clear Way for Holiday Travelers

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is suspending non-emergency lane closures for the long holidays. Travel forecasting agencies are predicting busier roads this holiday season as fuel prices have remained stable, enabling more people to take to the roads. Thursday and Friday are expected to be “getaway days” for millions...
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