Politics

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties,

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties,

I am writing this letter to convey the great honor you have given me while serving as your representative in the Maryland House of Delegates. Always attempting to take your elective franchise with the utmost sincerity, I have tried to execute my obligations with the integrity and diligence such a responsibility deserved. Being your...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Orlando Terror Attack

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Orlando Terror Attack

On June 12, 2016, Governor Larry Hogan released the following statement in response to the terror attack at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday morning: “The First Lady and I are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence this morning at a nightclub in Orlando. We offer our most sincere condolences to the family...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Approves FY 2017 Budget

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Approves FY 2017 Budget

The Calvert County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) yesterday approved a $246.8 million balanced budget by a vote of three to two. The budget includes increases to real property and local income tax rates to take effect July 1, 2016 and Jan. 1, 2017, respectively, as well as a resolution to annually reevaluate...
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Letter to the Editor – Regarding Calvert County Tax Increase

Letter to the Editor – Regarding Calvert County Tax Increase

Sadly, our county commissioners are not doing the job their positions stipulate. They are not acting in the best interest of Calvert County’s citizens, who elected them in office. Many of their decisions and behaviors draw the suspicion that they act only as agents for the government itself, or that of financiers on Wall...
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Governor Larry Hogan Rescinds 72 Executive Orders

Governor Larry Hogan Rescinds 72 Executive Orders

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2016.06, rescinding 72 obsolete executive orders issued by previous administrations over the last 46 years. The removal of almost five decades of gubernatorial directives that are either outdated or superseded by legislation reflects the ongoing effort of the Hogan administration to modernize and streamline state government, including...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Promote Boating Safety

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Promote Boating Safety

National statistics indicate an average of 700 people die each year in boating related accidents nationwide and nearly 70% of these deaths are caused by drowning. With the summer season about to begin the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County observed National Safe Boating Week with a proclamation ceremony. Boating experts indicate the vast majority...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs 144 Bills into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs 144 Bills into Law

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by Senate President Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the State House in Annapolis, which included a number of bills aimed at protecting Maryland citizens and modernizing Maryland’s criminal justice system. In total, the governor signed 144 bills...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Balances FY 2017 Budget

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Balances FY 2017 Budget

The Calvert County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), will present its proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget at a public hearing Tuesday, May 24, at the Calvert Pines Senior Center in Prince Frederick at 7 p.m. The $246.8 million balanced budget adheres to the BOCC’s priorities for supporting an excellent public school system, maintaining...
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Maryland Governor and General Assembly Provide $1 Million for New Facility

Maryland Governor and General Assembly Provide $1 Million for New Facility

The National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Speaker of House of Delegates Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller through the Maryland State Legislature have provided a grant of $1 million toward the goal of $10 million that will fund construction of a new facility. “We...
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Hoyer Attended Christmas in April Events in Southern Maryland

Hoyer Attended Christmas in April Events in Southern Maryland

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer attended Christmas in April Events on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties, where community volunteers rehabilitated the homes of low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners to improve their living conditions. Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties both have local Christmas in April volunteer organizations that...
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Community Meeting to be Held to Address Traffic Concerns in North St. Mary’s County

Community Meeting to be Held to Address Traffic Concerns in North St. Mary’s County

With traffic congestion a major concern for residents in the north county, the Department of Land Use and Growth Management (LUGM) is undertaking a study to identify a north county parallel road. The road would run east of Three Notch Road, extending from Mohawk Drive to MD 6. LUGM will hold a meeting to...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Robert “Bobby” Kiesel Wins Democratic Central Committee Labor Award

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Robert “Bobby” Kiesel Wins Democratic Central Committee Labor Award

On Friday, April 15, 2016, Lt. Robert “Bobby” Kiesel of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was honored at the Charles County Democratic Central Committee’s annual Truman/Kennedy Dinner Awards as the recipient of the Labor Award. According to the Committee, “Awardees should be a member or representative of a local trade, FOP, IAFF or school...
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Clinton, Trump Cruise to Victories in Maryland Primary

Clinton, Trump Cruise to Victories in Maryland Primary

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump won their party primaries in Maryland Tuesday, further cementing their status as presidential frontrunners and making it more than likely they will be opposing each other in the fall. Clinton defeated her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, in Maryland’s Democratic primary. On the GOP...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs 172 Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs 172 Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by Senate President Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the State House in Annapolis, which included a number of bills aimed at creating opportunities for Maryland’s students, as well as broadly expanding opportunities for voters to participate in early...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces New State Parks Partnership

Governor Larry Hogan Announces New State Parks Partnership

In recognition of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration, Governor Larry Hogan and Department of Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton announced today that the Maryland Park Service will honor the national “Every Kid in a Park” program. Through this initiative, which provides complimentary national park admission to fourth grade students and their families, Maryland will...
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Hoyer Released the Following Statement on Tax Day

Hoyer Released the Following Statement on Tax Day

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement on Tax Day. Due to the observance of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, the federal filing deadline has been moved to Monday, April 18: “For many Americans, the arrival of the tax filing deadline each year is a reminder of our shared responsibility to...
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Photo Release: Commissioners Proclaim April as Archaeology Month

Photo Release: Commissioners Proclaim April as Archaeology Month

On Tuesday, April 12, the Charles County Commissioner proclaimed the month of April as Archaeology Month in Charles County. Charles County has a rich history and heritage, exemplified by historic buildings, cultural landmarks, natural features, and local rituals. The county is enhanced by historic preservation associations, groups, and professionals who donate countless hours and...
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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to be Held in Support of Men and Women in Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to be Held in Support of Men and Women in Law Enforcement

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County, the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services and the Triad/SALT Council invite the community to join them in thanking this year’s Law Enforcement Officers of the Year at the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day ceremony. The event also remembers the men and women who gave...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs 106 Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan Signs 106 Bills Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by Senate President Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch for a bill signing ceremony at the State House in Annapolis, which included a number of bills aimed at improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. In total, the governor signed 106 bills into...
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Governor Hogan Restores and Protects Funding for Land Conservation and Preservation Programs

Governor Hogan Restores and Protects Funding for Land Conservation and Preservation Programs

Governor Larry Hogan signed HB 462, a bill that restores and protects state funding to transfer tax-funded land conservation, preservation and recreation programs, into law this morning at an event at the State House. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton, Assistant Secretary Daryl Anthony, and Land Acquisition and Planning Director Emily Wilson were...
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Governor Larry Hogan Joins Vice President Biden Introducing New Johns Hopkins’ Cancer Institute

Governor Larry Hogan Joins Vice President Biden Introducing New Johns Hopkins’ Cancer Institute

Governor Larry Hogan today delivered remarks and helped to publicly introduce the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg/Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Johns Hopkins medical campus in East Baltimore. He was joined by Vice President Joseph Biden, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels, Johns Hopkins Medicine Dean and CEO...
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Former Charles County Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley Sentenced for Civil Rights Violation

Former Charles County Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley Sentenced for Civil Rights Violation

U.S. Magistrate Judge William Connelly sentenced former Charles County Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley, of La Plata, Maryland, today to one year of probation for deprivation of rights under color of law for ordering a deputy sheriff to activate a stun-cuff worn by a pro se criminal defendant during a pre-trial court proceeding. ...
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Maryland Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill After Debate Over Amendments

Maryland Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill After Debate Over Amendments

The Maryland Senate unanimously passed a sweeping criminal justice reform bill Thursday, despite debate that amendments had limited the legislation’s scope and effect. The Justice Reinvestment Act aims to reduce Maryland’s prison populations, corrections spending and recidivism rates by refocusing correctional resources on “serious and violent offenders,” according to a legislative analysis. Provisions of...
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Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Celebrates 382nd Maryland Day with Pride of Baltimore II

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Celebrates 382nd Maryland Day with Pride of Baltimore II

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today joined officials from the Hogan administration and the Pride of Baltimore II at City Dock in Annapolis to officially proclaim March 25, 2016 to be the 382nd Maryland Day, recognizing the landing of the first European settlers in Maryland. “It is an honor to present the official Proclamation marking...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Passage of Budget in House

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Passage of Budget in House

Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement in response to the passage of the FY 2017 budget in the Maryland House of Delegates: “In January, our administration introduced a budget that highlighted key priorities for Maryland, including a second year of historic education funding and substantial investment in our neglected transportation system. For the...
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