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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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UPDATE: 35-Year-Old Piney Point Man and Capitol Riot Suspect Arrested on new Charges in Leonardtown

UPDATE: 35-Year-Old Piney Point Man and Capitol Riot Suspect Arrested on new Charges in Leonardtown

UPDATE 3/7/2022: On Friday, February 25, 2022, at approximately 11:35 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Action Lounge and Billiards in Leonardtown for a reported threats call. Police arrived at the scene and were speaking with the caller, when an adult male, later identified as John Daniel Andries, 35,...
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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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Governor Hogan Announces He Will Not Run For U.S. Senate In 2022

Governor Hogan Announces He Will Not Run For U.S. Senate In 2022

At a State House press conference this week, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he will not be a candidate for the United States Senate in 2022: “Lastly today, I want to put to rest a question that some of you have been asking me. I want to let you know that I will not...
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Calvert County 2022 Primary Election Mail-in Ballot Request Forms Mailed to Voters

Calvert County 2022 Primary Election Mail-in Ballot Request Forms Mailed to Voters

The Calvert County Board of Elections informs citizens that voters who wish to vote by mail in the state’s 2022 Primary Election will need to submit a mail-in ballot request form before June 21, 2022. The Maryland State Board of Elections began mailing ballot request forms to registered voters earlier this week. Maryland’s 2022...
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Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the expansion of his Re-Fund The Police Initiative to a three-year, $500 million investment in increased support for law enforcement, and for increased crime control and victim protection services across the state. The governor also announced that he will reintroduce legislation to address violent crime during the upcoming session...
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Charles County Board of Commissioners Moves Up Public Hearing on Face Coverings

Charles County Board of Commissioners Moves Up Public Hearing on Face Coverings

On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, the Board of Commissioners, held an emergency meeting in response to the alarming rise in COVID-19 transmissions affecting Charles County. At the meeting, they reintroduced Ordinance 2021-22 as emergency legislation and voted to reschedule the Jan. 12, 2022 Public Hearing on Required Face Coverings to Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, beginning at 4:30...
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Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Statement on Maryland State Police Salary Increases

Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Statement on Maryland State Police Salary Increases

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement after the Maryland State Police announced that effective January 1, 2022, the state will increase the starting pay of trooper candidates by 45%: “Today, we are taking the first step in implementing our $150 million Re-Fund The Police Initiative by ensuring that we offer more competitive salaries to the troopers who...
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Calvert County Democratic Committee Condemns Obscene Billboard in Huntingtown, Calls for Immediate Removal

Calvert County Democratic Committee Condemns Obscene Billboard in Huntingtown, Calls for Immediate Removal

On Monday, Calvert County Democratic Central Committee Chair Jeanette Flaim condemned the latest billboard erected at the intersection of MD 4 and Bowie Shop Road in Huntingtown of Calvert County, MD. “The obscene imagery and language displayed on this latest sign is deeply disturbing” said Flaim. The billboard displays caricature-like images of President Biden...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Congratulates Rachel Jones on Appointment to the Maryland House of Delegates

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Congratulates Rachel Jones on Appointment to the Maryland House of Delegates

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners has issued the following statement following Governor Larry Hogan’s appointment of Rachel Jones to fill the vacancy for the Maryland House of Delegates District 27B: “The Board of County Commissioners extends its congratulations to Rachel Jones on her appointment to represent the citizens of District 27B. Rachel’s...
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Calvert County Sheriff, Mike Evans Announces he Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2022

Calvert County Sheriff, Mike Evans Announces he Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2022

Calvert County Sheriff, Mike Evans post the following on his Facebook page today: To the Citizens of Calvert County: This year marks my 18th year as your Sheriff. After thoughtful consideration, I believe it is time to pass the torch at the end of my term in November 2022. I will be forever grateful...
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Governor Hogan Announces Restaurants May Resume Service After 10 PM Beginning Monday

Governor Hogan Announces Restaurants May Resume Service After 10 PM Beginning Monday

Governor Larry Hogan today issued an emergency order stating that, as of Monday, February 1, bars and restaurants will no longer be required to close at 10 p.m. In recent weeks, the state has distributed an additional $80 million in economic assistance to Maryland hotels and hospitality businesses, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Today’s actions...
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Sheriff’s Office Conducting Patrol Checks for Early Voting Center and Ballot Box Locations

Sheriff’s Office Conducting Patrol Checks for Early Voting Center and Ballot Box Locations

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conducting regular patrol checks at the Early Voting Center at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, which is open to voters from 7:00 a.m., to 8:00 p.m., each day through Monday, November 2, 2020, to ensure safe and uneventful voting for citizens. The Sheriff’s Office’s goal is to...
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Police in St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles County Warn Against Theft of Political Signs

Police in St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles County Warn Against Theft of Political Signs

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of the theft and vandalism of political signs from lawns and private property. All residents are reminded that removing, altering, or tampering with political signage is a crime. Anyone seen taking a sign without permission could be subject to criminal charges to include theft, trespassing...
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Federal and Maryland State Partners Working Together to Protect the 2020 Election

Federal and Maryland State Partners Working Together to Protect the 2020 Election

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur, FBI Baltimore Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow W. Jones III, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations’ Baltimore field office John Eisert and Inspector in Charge, US Postal Inspection Service, Washington Division Peter R. Rendina are...
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Maryland Breaks State Record for Highest Single-Day Early Voting Turnout with More Than 161,000 Votes

Maryland Breaks State Record for Highest Single-Day Early Voting Turnout with More Than 161,000 Votes

The Maryland State Board of Elections has announced that today’s unofficial voter turnout of more than 161,000 was the highest single-day early voting turnout in the state’s history. The total surpassed the previous unofficial single-day early voting record of 143,494 set on the final day of early voting in the 2016 general election. “We’re...
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