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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, Sen. Van Hollen Releases Statement

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote to pass the Respect for Marriage Act: “No American should face discrimination – no matter who they love or where they live. The Respect for Marriage Act promises every legally married couple that their union will be given equal recognition...
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Charles County Leaders Take Oath of Office on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Charles County Leaders Take Oath of Office on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Charles County Oath of Office Ceremony for Charles County’s elected officials is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Charles County Government Building, Commissioners’ Meeting Room (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata). The following elected officials will be sworn in at the ceremony: Lisa E. Yates, Clerk of the Circuit Court...
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Newly Elected St. Mary’s County Officials To Be Sworn in on Monday, December 5, 2022

Newly Elected St. Mary’s County Officials To Be Sworn in on Monday, December 5, 2022

Citizens of St. Mary’s County are invited to attend the quadrennial Oath of Office Ceremony for St. Mary’s County elected officials on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at 6 p.m. The event will take place inside the Leonardtown High School auditorium, 23995 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. The following elected officials will be sworn at...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Meets With Governor-Elect Wes Moore at State House in Annapolis

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Meets With Governor-Elect Wes Moore at State House in Annapolis

Following Tuesday’s gubernatorial election, Governor Larry Hogan today met with Governor-Elect Wes Moore to discuss the smooth and orderly transition to the incoming administration. Following a private meeting in the governor’s office at the State House in Annapolis, the governor and governor-elect took questions from the media. “I was very pleased to have the...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 25, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 25, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners hosted a Public Hearing to receive comments on proposed Ethics Ordinance revisions requested by the County Attorney’s Office. Following the Public...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 18, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 18, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners presented Proclamations in honor of Red Ribbon Week, Ace’s Angels, Economic Development Week and National Disability Employment Awareness month. The Department...
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2022 General Election Canvassing Notice for St. Mary’s County

2022 General Election Canvassing Notice for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Board of Elections will be canvassing the 2022 Gubernatorial General Mail-in Ballots and Provisional Ballots. Pre-Election Day Canvass will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at 9 a.m. These results will not be released until Election Night. The after Election Mail-in Ballot Canvass will be Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at...
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REMINDER – Deadline to Register is October 18, 2022; Maryland State Board of Elections 2022 General Election

REMINDER – Deadline to Register is October 18, 2022; Maryland State Board of Elections 2022 General Election

Ballot Drop Boxes In addition, yesterday SBE began the process of delivering and installing official ballot drop boxes across the state. SBE anticipates it will take five days to deliver and install all 281 ballot drop boxes. A list of the ballot box locations is available online (in Spanish) Voters who choose to utilize...
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Charles County Commissioner Meeting Roundup – October 4 and 5, 2022

Charles County Commissioner Meeting Roundup – October 4 and 5, 2022

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Deputy County Administrator Deborah Hall, Department of Planning and Growth Management Director Deborah Carpenter, Economic Development Department Director Kelly Robertson-Slagle, Department of Public Works Deputy Director Bernard Cochran, and Department of Public Works Chief of Environmental Services Frances Sherman provided a presentation on the Goal 3: Environment of the County Commissioners Goals...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations and NAS Patuxent River Gate Hours for Columbus Day

St. Mary’s County Government Operations and NAS Patuxent River Gate Hours for Columbus Day

NAS Patuxent River Announces Gate Hours for Columbus Day Holiday Friday, October 7th. Gate 1: 24/7 Gate 2: 5:30 a.m., to 6:00 p.m. Gate 3: Closed NOTE: No extra lanes open during morning rush hour. Saturday/Sunday/Monday, Oct 8-10th Gate 1: 24/7 Gate 2: Closed Gate 3: Closed In observance of the Columbus Day holiday,...
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Charles County Commissioners Meeting Roundup – September 27, 2022

Charles County Commissioners Meeting Roundup – September 27, 2022

On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, County Commissioners held a follow-up work session on 2023 Preliminary State Legislative Proposals and Associate County Attorney II Danielle Mitchell provided an update on the proposals. County Commissioners agreed to move forward on the following legislative proposals: Legalizing golf cars and low speed vehicles on Cobb Island Requiring emergency inpatient...
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Annapolis Man Facing Federal Charge for Threatening a Member of Congress

Annapolis Man Facing Federal Charge for Threatening a Member of Congress

A criminal complaint has been filed charging Justin Kuchta, age 39, of Annapolis, Maryland, with a federal charge for sending messages over the Internet that threatened to injure a United States Member of Congress.  The complaint was filed on September 6, 2022. The criminal complaint was announced by United States Attorney for the District...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – August 23, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – August 23, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners then presented a Proclamation in honor of Women’s Equality Day and Commendations to local Special Olympics 2022 USA Games participants. Photos...
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UPDATE: Piney Point Man and Capitol Riot Suspect Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge of Obstruction of an Official Proceeding

UPDATE: Piney Point Man and Capitol Riot Suspect Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge of Obstruction of an Official Proceeding

UPDATE 8/23/2022: John Daniel Andries, 36, of Piney Point, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 to a felony charge for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count...
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U.S. Senator Van Hollen Secures Two Climate Provisions in Newly Released Inflation Reduction Act; Applauds Progress on Combatting Climate Change and Risings Costs

U.S. Senator Van Hollen Secures Two Climate Provisions in Newly Released Inflation Reduction Act;  Applauds Progress on Combatting Climate Change and Risings Costs

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement applauding the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes key provisions from the Senator’s HOPE for HOMES Act and his and Senator Markey’s Clean Energy Accelerator (National Climate Bank) proposal: “We are facing the moment of truth in our battle to confront the climate crisis. We...
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Unofficial 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election Results for Saint Mary’s County

Unofficial 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election Results for Saint Mary’s County

Last updated: 07/20/2022 10:57:00 AM Governor / Lt. Governor Republican Candidates Name Party Early Voting Election Day Mail-In Ballot / Provisional Total Percentage Dan Cox and Gordana Schifanelli Republican 1,500 4,074 NR 5,574 56.43% Robin Ficker and LeRoy F. Yegge, Jr. Republican 90 171 NR 261 2.64% Kelly Schulz and Jeff Woolford Republican 1,275...
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Unofficial 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election Results for Charles County

Unofficial 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election Results for Charles County

Last updated: 07/20/2022 10:47:48 AM Governor / Lt. Governor Republican Candidates Name Party Early Voting Election Day Mail-In Ballot / Provisional Total Percentage Dan Cox and Gordana Schifanelli Republican 641 2,303 NR 2,944 67.34% Robin Ficker and LeRoy F. Yegge, Jr. Republican 28 80 NR 108 2.47% Kelly Schulz and Jeff Woolford Republican 292...
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Calvert County Board of Elections Provides Voting Information for 2022 Primary Election – Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Calvert County Board of Elections Provides Voting Information for 2022 Primary Election – Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Ahead of the 2022 Maryland primary election, the Calvert County Board of Elections announces multiple ways for citizens to view election results after the polls close and offers important reminders for citizens voting in person or by mail. The Maryland primary election will be held Tuesday, July 19 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m....
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Election Information from Maryland State Board of Elections

Election Information from Maryland State Board of Elections

The Maryland State Board of Elections is encouraging eligible voters interested in casting a ballot in July’s primary election to register to vote online. SBE is also urging those who are already registered to confirm their latest district and polling place information using the online voter lookup tool. The deadline to register to vote...
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Governor Hogan Signs More Than 100 Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including More Jobs for Marylanders Act and Judicial Transparency Act

Governor Hogan Signs More Than 100 Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including More Jobs for Marylanders Act and Judicial Transparency Act

Governor Larry Hogan today signed an additional 103 bipartisan bills into law, including measures to advance key administration initiatives, such as the More Jobs for Marylanders Act and the Judicial Transparency Act. “Today, we signed another 103 bipartisan bills into law, including measures to promote job creation, address violent crime, advance our Chesapeake Bay...
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Court of Appeals of Maryland Issues Order Moving Primary Election to July 19

Court of Appeals of Maryland Issues Order Moving Primary Election to July 19

The Court of Appeals of Maryland issued an Order, In the Matter of 2022 Legislative Districting of the State, moving the 2022 Primary Election from June 28 to July 19. The Order also amends certain deadlines for the Primary Election Calendar. The following deadlines have been amended: The deadline for filing certificates of candidacy,...
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St. Mary’s County Board of Elections Office Seeking Election Judges

St. Mary’s County Board of Elections Office Seeking Election Judges

The St. Mary’s County Board of Elections Office is seeking eligible individuals willing to serve as Election Judges for upcoming elections. Training is provided, and participants are compensated. You are eligible to be an Election Judge if you: Are registered to vote in Maryland Are 16 years old or older Are not a candidate...
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Jaymi Sterling Formally Files for State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County

Jaymi Sterling Formally Files for State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County

Jaymi Sterling (Republican), a 14-year veteran prosecutor, officially filed for State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County. Sterling, a life-long Republican, will be running in the Republican primary election for St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney. “As we see big-city crime creep into our county, we need new leadership to stand up and protect our community,”...
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Senate Unanimously Passes “George “Walter” Taylor Act”

Senate Unanimously Passes “George “Walter” Taylor Act”

The Senate just UNANIMOUSLY passed SB 273 – Environment – PFAS Chemicals: Prohibitions & Requirements (George “Walter” Taylor Act), the bill that protects Marylanders from toxic PFA chemicals by: prohibiting the use of fire fighting foam laced with PFAS; banning the use of food packaging that contains PFAS; and prohibiting the sale of carpets...
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Candidate Filing Deadline Extended for 2022 Primary Election

Candidate Filing Deadline Extended for 2022 Primary Election

The Calvert County Board of Elections announces that the deadline to file as a candidate for the 2022 Primary Election has been extended to Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 9 p.m. The Calvert County Board of Elections office will remain open on March 22 until 9 p.m. The office will be closed on Monday...
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