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85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Maryland hunters harvested 85,193 deer during the combined archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons (Sept. 9, 2016-Jan. 31, 2017), according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The harvest exceeded the 2015-2016 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,684 deer taken on Sundays open for deer hunting, representing an increase...
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Two From State Delegate’s Campaign Finance Committee Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Felony Theft

Two From State Delegate’s Campaign Finance Committee Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Felony Theft

State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Mary Murphy, Chairperson of the campaign finance committee “Friends of Michael A. Jackson” and her daughter Damiana Murphy, Treasurer of that same committee both pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County to conspiracy and felony theft. From a statement of facts read into...
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House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

The first items on the agenda for the Maryland House of Delegates Monday are House and Senate resolutions that will give Attorney General Brian Frosh sole discretion to sue the Trump administration to protect the “state’s interest as well as the health and welfare of Maryland residents.” The House Rules Committee Friday afternoon voted...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet is JOEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 02-15-17 JOEY Featured Pet: Joey Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (14 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Joey is beautiful red 3-year-old Chihuahua Mix.  This adorable boy is loveable, affectionate and...
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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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Oyster Advisory Commission Reviews Draft Management Proposal

Oyster Advisory Commission Reviews Draft Management Proposal

The Oyster Advisory Commission received a draft proposal for revising the state’s current oyster management areas. The proposal was based on deliberations at past commission meetings and includes stakeholder comments and recommendations from the commercial seafood industry, conservationists, environmentalists and watermen. The draft comes after the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reconstituted the commission and...
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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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Civil Rights Groups Push Legislation on Police Transparency

Civil Rights Groups Push Legislation on Police Transparency

Maryland is one of the least transparent states regarding police misconduct complaints, civil rights advocates said in Annapolis this week. The American Civil Liberties Union and CASA, a Latino and immigrant organization, as well as other civil rights groups on Wednesday announced support for legislation that would mandate transparency in police misconduct investigations in...
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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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Wednesday’s Pet is Thelma

Wednesday’s Pet is Thelma

Wednesday’s Pet for 02/08/17 is Thelma Featured Pet: Thelma Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Thelma is a beautiful 4-year-old Hound Mix. She is very affectionate and loves to play ball. Thelma...
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Maryland Association of Counties Stands with Governor Hogan on Road Kill Bill Repeal

Maryland Association of Counties Stands with Governor Hogan on Road Kill Bill Repeal

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), a non-profit and non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of local governments to the Maryland General Assembly, has voted to support Governor Larry Hogan’s call for a full repeal of House Bill 1013, more commonly known as the Road Kill Bill. This legislation, passed over the governor’s veto in...
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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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Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/1/17 is HARRY Featured Pet: HARRY Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (18 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Harry is an almost 1-year-old beagle-dachshund mix. He is well socialized and always happy. Harry is still young...
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Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

The life of a bird in the winter is more stressful than many people think – days are often windy and cold; nights are long and even colder. The berry-laden vegetation of summer and fall has withered or been consumed, and most insects have died or become dormant. Finding food can be especially challenging...
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Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

The State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci wants to remind all Marylanders of the importance and value of fire prevention. Nine fire deaths have been recorded during the first 30 days of the New Year. Six of these deaths involved victims under the age of 18. Two victims were over the age of 50...
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Spring Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland Lakes and Streams

Spring Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland Lakes and Streams

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has begun stocking about 338,000 brown, golden and rainbow trout throughout the state ahead of the 2017 fishing season. “The trout stocking program raises several hundred thousand trout at our hatcheries, which are stocked for anglers of all ages and skill levels,” said Maryland Fishing and Boating Services Director David...
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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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Wednesday’s Pet is WHITEY

Wednesday’s Pet is WHITEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 1-25-17 WHITEY Featured Pet: Whitey Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: American Bully Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Whitey and two females were surrendered to a local shelter. While in rescue, we have learned Whitey walks great on a leash and is...
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Governor Hogan Announces Heroin and Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement Initiative

Governor Hogan Announces Heroin and Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today joined with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dennis Schrader, Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Executive Director Glenn Fueston, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel State’s Attorney Wes Adams, and Anne Arundel Medical Center President Victoria Bayless at the...
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Hoyer Remarks on Executive Order Targeting Federal Employees

Hoyer Remarks on Executive Order Targeting Federal Employees

“Yesterday, President Trump issued an Executive Order. He imposed a hiring freeze on the federal workforce. It was not only a freeze, but an attack on those serving our country and a misguided action that will achieve the opposite of what is intended. “For those who are listening in the chamber, Mr. Speaker, let...
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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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