Politics

Change to Come for MD Route 5

Change to Come for MD Route 5

The Maryland State Highway Administration presented their updated plan for improving MD-5 at this week’s St. Mary’s County Commissioners meeting. Referencing a PowerPoint with the data collected over the past few years, they said, “When we looked at the individual crash reports, what we were finding is that many of the accidents that were...
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Message from Congressman Steny Hoyer

Message from Congressman Steny Hoyer

Hoyer Herald: Connect with Me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Participate in Photo Contest Today marks the beginning of the third annual Member Online All-Star Competition, a friendly competition I am hosting that will encourage my Democratic colleagues to continue to engage with their constituents online. With over 50% of adult Americans now active on Facebook,...
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Health Reform an Economic Boost to Maryland

Health Reform an Economic Boost to Maryland

At the National Governors Association meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, Governor Martin O’Malley today released a new report on the economic impact of health reform in Maryland. The report, conducted by the Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, finds that implementation of the Affordable Care Act will benefit the state’s budget by more than...
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Citizens Encouraged to Get Involved in Local Gov’t

Citizens Encouraged to Get Involved in Local Gov’t

The Charles County Commissioners are seeking county residents to fill vacancies on the following boards, committees, and commissions: Adult Public Guardianship Review Board Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board Animal Matters Hearing Board Area Council on Aging Citizens Law Enforcement Advisory Task Force Commission for Women Disadvantaged Business Loan Review Committee Gaming Permit Review Board...
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Calvert’s Slaughenhoupt Asks for Bid to Be Reissued

Calvert’s Slaughenhoupt Asks for Bid to Be Reissued

During the Calvert Board of County Commissioners meeting, a bid award for custodial services that also included grass mowing, trash pickup, emptying of dog waste receptacles, Solomons Comfort Station, Sheriff’s substation and the Solomons Riverwalk was to be awarded. The purpose of the bid was to provide all labor, material, supervision and equipment necessary...
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Commissioners Working Toward Agreement with County Administrator

Commissioners Working Toward Agreement with County Administrator

The Board of County Commissioners and Dr. Rebecca Bridgett are working toward a mutual and professionally amicable agreement regarding Dr. Bridgett’s tenure as County Administrator. Effective today, Dr. Bridgett has been separated from County employment “not-for-cause,” pursuant to the terms of her contract. Deputy County Administrator c will become Acting County Administrator.
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Solomons Citizens Upset with Possible Closure of Farren Avenue

Solomons Citizens Upset with Possible Closure of Farren Avenue

At the public hearing on June 10, during the Calvert Board of Commissioners, many citizens of Solomons took the opportunity to let their opposition be known. The proposed closure of a portion of Farren Avenue dates back to November 30, 1998, when the Maryland Department of Transportation conveyed by deed this street to the...
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Hoyer Announces New List of Bills as Part of Make It In America Plan

Hoyer Announces New List of Bills as Part of Make It In America Plan

Today, I delivered a major policy speech on the role of manufacturing in building a strong and competitive economy, and introduced a new list of bills as part of the Democrats’ Make It In America jobs plan. Manufacturing has led our economic recovery over the past two years, and I am committed to strengthening the industry...
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Time to Repeal Obamacare

Time to Repeal Obamacare

On Wednesday the Republicans will hold another repeal vote of Obamacare. Previously 30 floor votes have been taken to repeal, defund, or dismantle the law. Unfortunately the bill is dead on arrival in the Senate. And if it did pass there, it surely would be vetoed by President Obama. Repealing Obamacare before 2013 is...
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O’Donnell Statement on June Employment Report

O’Donnell Statement on June Employment Report

“June’s dismal employment report is one more indictment of the policies of career politicians who do not understand how to create the environment to encourage private sector job creation. Maryland families are suffering but our so called leaders continue to push policies that discourage investment, increase taxes and cause uncertainty. As a result, Maryland...
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Chamber Establishes Scholarship for CSM Business Students

Chamber Establishes Scholarship for CSM Business Students

Nanette Sparks of Waldorf is the inaugural recipient of an annual scholarship established by the Charles County Chamber of Commerce for business majors at the College of Southern Maryland. Sparks is a military spouse and mother of seven whom, in addition to pursuing her degree at CSM, is active with her church and her four sons’ scouting activities, serving...
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Happy 4th of July: A Day for Action!

Happy 4th of July: A Day for Action!

 Independence Day – A Day for Action! “Independence Day is one of my favorite days of the year. It always conjures up memories of family gatherings with long-lost cousins, backyard barbeques, baseball games, parades, and watching family members shoot off fireworks.   “Now as each year passes and our government grows even larger and out...
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Charles County Commissioners Appoint Economic Development Director

Charles County Commissioners Appoint Economic Development Director

The Charles County Commissioners are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kwasi Holman as the Director of Economic Development. Mr. Holman will begin work with Charles County Government on July 16, 2012. Mr. Holman brings to Charles County Government more than 30 years of economic development, banking, small business turnaround, legislative affairs, policy...
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Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform is Victory for Marylanders

Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform is Victory for Marylanders

MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN STENY H. HOYER Today, the Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This decision is a victory for Maryland families and businesses who will continue to benefit from this landmark legislation. I’m pleased that Marylanders are already benefitting from health care reform, and I will work to continue...
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Joint Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Health Care Act

Joint Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Health Care Act

Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act: “President Obama and Congress chose to pass the Affordable Care Act because the status quo was hurting our ability to create jobs, expand opportunity, and protect the health of...
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Calvert Commissioner Jerry Clark’s “Conservative Spending”

Calvert Commissioner Jerry Clark’s “Conservative Spending”

Calvert County Board of Commissioners President Jerry Clark in recent statements to the press has stated that there will be no pay steps to County employees because of no money being available. This statement does not reveal the whole truth to the public and all County employees based on some recent alleged “conservative spending”...
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New Radio System Boasts Wide Coverage

New Radio System Boasts Wide Coverage

9-1-1 is getting an upgrade. The Department of Public Safety and Information Technology presented their three-phase plan to install a new emergency radio system at this week’s St. Mary’s County Commissioner’s meeting. Bob Kelly, director of the department, boasted that the new system will cover 95% of Southern Maryland and—yes—that even includes Ridge. This...
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Board of Ed Budget Approval Sparks Heated Debate

Board of Ed Budget Approval Sparks Heated Debate

By Jessica Williams Discussion got off to a rough start at Tuesday morning’s St. Mary’s County Commissioners meeting when Superintendent Michael Martirano took the stand for approval of the FY13 Board of Education Budget. Commissioner Cindy Jones spared no sympathy for the Board. Upon hearing that most of the members were “out of town”...
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Calvert Commissioners Decide Two Special Tax District Assessments

Calvert Commissioners Decide Two Special Tax District Assessments

The Calvert Board of County Commissioners wrestled with the Special Tax Districts assessments for the Drum Point residents and Chesapeake Ranch Estates (CRE) for the coming year. The rate for each community goes on the county tax bill. Since January, the Commissioners have listened to many concerns, problems, opinions and options from residents as...
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Immigration Policy in the USA

Immigration Policy in the USA

Message from Tony O’Donnell, Nominee for Congress Fifth District of Maryland IMMIGRATION POLICY IN THE USA Yesterday the United States Supreme Court released the decision on Arizona v. the United States. I encourage you to read the decision for yourself, particularly be sure to read Justice Scalia’s decision. As you know Arizona passed its law as...
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Taxmageddon will Affect You

Taxmageddon will Affect You

Message from Tony O’Donnell Candidate for Maryland’s 5th Congressional District The largest tax hike in history will take effect on January 1, 2013 unless Congress takes action. Just how will this affect you? The Heritage Foundation has created a new interactive map to see Tax Increases by State. Heritage research shows that families will...
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O’Malley Statement on Gaming Expansion in Maryland

O’Malley Statement on Gaming Expansion in Maryland

Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement on June 21, on the work group to consider gaming expansion in Maryland: “The Commission arrived at a consensus for moving forward to resolve issues around gambling in Maryland. For some reason, the House leadership at the last minute decided they did not want to share in...
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Calvert Sends Letter to MDE Asking for an Extension of Time

Calvert Sends Letter to MDE Asking for an Extension of Time

The Calvert Board of County Commissioners had originally held a work session on the Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) on May 22, 2012 and expressed two concerns. The BOCC had a lack of confidence in the Chesapeake Bay Model that allocated nutrient reductions for Calvert County and the cost associated with implementation of the WIP....
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Message from Tony O’Donnell: Hoyer Supports Amnesty!

Message from Tony O’Donnell: Hoyer Supports Amnesty!

Dear Friend, Last week the President and his allies who have ignored border security for years overturned our laws, usurped Congress’s constitutional authority and granted amnesty to nearly one million illegal immigrants who have been living illegally in the United States while other law abiding individuals patiently wait their turn to come to America legally. Thirty-one...
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USCT Civil War Memorial Monument ‘Unique in the Nation!’

USCT Civil War Memorial Monument ‘Unique in the Nation!’

On Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m., dignitaries and citizens from around Maryland gathered to dedicate the United States Colored Troops Civil War Memorial Monument in Lancaster Park in Lexington Park. As one of the speakers and as one who was involved with the project Maryland  Sen. Roy Dyson exclaimed to the crowd from...
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