Politics

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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Update on Prince Frederick Town Center Master Plan

Update on Prince Frederick Town Center Master Plan

In 1983, the Comprehensive Plan called for the development and approval of a Master Plan for each of the seven Town Centers. They were Dunkirk, Owings, Huntingtown, Prince Frederick, Saint Leonard, Lusby and Solomons. It would establish land use policies based on desirable economic development, public facilities available and needed, residential development, aesthetics, compatibility...
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Three Notch Trail Grant- Yes, Sewer Expansion- No

Three Notch Trail Grant- Yes, Sewer Expansion- No

St. Mary’s Commissioners Report June 12 By Jessica Williams This week’s St. Mary’s County Commissioners meeting was good news for pedestrians, bad news for the Charlotte Hall sewer system. The County Commissioners have approved a grant for $80,000 to complete phase VI of the Three Notch Trail, which is a five-mile segment that will...
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Calvert County Passes Ordinance to Extend Approvals of Development Projects

Calvert County Passes Ordinance to Extend Approvals of Development Projects

In an effort to provide relief to businesses dealing with a tough economic climate, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) today voted to adopt a measure that extends approvals for building projects without relieving approved projects from complying with all laws, including town center master plans. The ordinance grants a two-year extension...
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Calvert Commissioners Adopt FY 2013 Budget

Calvert Commissioners Adopt FY 2013 Budget

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), on June 5, adopted a $224.9 million operating budget and a $24 million Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 covering July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. The balanced budget includes no tax increases or use of the county’s fund balance for FY 2013....
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O’Malley Statement on Paycheck Fairness Act

O’Malley Statement on Paycheck Fairness Act

Governor Martin O’Malley  issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to consider the Paycheck Fairness Act: “It’s unfortunate that some members of the U.S. Senate have chosen politics over our people – preventing America from moving forward, growing jobs, opportunity, and hope for a prosperous future. “Over the last few decades, women’s...
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Franchot, IRS Warn of Scam Using Fraudulent Email

Franchot, IRS Warn of Scam Using Fraudulent Email

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, following the lead of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS),warned Marylanders on June 5 of an emerging scam involving fraudulent emails. The emails, being sent to military personnel, military retirees and civilian employees, indicate that individuals who are receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) may be eligible...
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O’Donnell Named Legislator of the Year

O’Donnell Named Legislator of the Year

Today, the Marine Trades Association of Maryland will honor Tony O’Donnell with their Legislator of the Year Award. This award recognizes an elected official’s contributions in promoting the betterment of the Marine Trades of Maryland. The Association chose O’Donnell for his work on HB 434, Sales and Use Tax – Sales of Dyed Diesel...
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Calvert County Commissioner: Opposing the FY-13 Budget

Calvert County Commissioner: Opposing the FY-13 Budget

Statement from Calvert County Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt Today, June 5, 2010, I will vote against adoption of the Calvert County FY-13 Budget. The following statement will be read into the record: I oppose this budget. My preference is otherwise. Staff worked long hours making a balanced budget. An actual decrease of $7 million from last...
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Senator Miller to Visit Calvert Aquaculture Facilities

Senator Miller to Visit Calvert Aquaculture Facilities

On Sunday, June 10, 2012, Senator Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, President of the Maryland Senate, will visit the shellfish aquaculture facilities of the Patuxent Seafood Company on Broomes Island and Johnny Oyster Seed in St. Leonard, Maryland. , Andy and Jill Buck, proprietors of Patuxent Seafood, and Jon Farrington, proprietor of Johnny Oyster Seed,...
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Hoyer Supports Veterans Legislation, Fights Pay Freeze for Federal Employees

Hoyer Supports Veterans Legislation, Fights Pay Freeze for Federal Employees

MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN STENY H. HOYER Throughout my career, I have been committed to supporting the men and women who sacrifice so much defending our nation. During the Democratic-led Congress, we made historic investments to provide veterans improved health care, access to a quality education, expanded employment opportunities, and an updated VA home loan...
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Celebrating Memorial Day on Veteran’s Green at Calvert Courthouse

Celebrating Memorial Day on Veteran’s Green at Calvert Courthouse

Calvert County citizens came together on Monday, May 28 to honor and remember our fallen heroes. It was a hot, sticky afternoon on the Veteran’s Green at the Courthouse. Despite the weather, many came to participate. The Posting of the Colors was performed by Calvert, Huntingtown, Patuxent and Northern High Schools ROTC and the...
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O’Donnell Pounds “Hollywood Hoyer”

O’Donnell Pounds “Hollywood Hoyer”

Maryland Congressional candidate Tony O’Donnell today called upon incumbent Congressman Steny Hoyer to end his globetrotting fundraising jaunts and talk about the issues of concern to families in Southern Maryland, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. “Hoyer has gone Hollywood on us,” said O’Donnell, “and I don’t mean Hollywood, Maryland. He leads a life...
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O’Malley, Miller, Bush Announce Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion

O’Malley, Miller, Bush Announce Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion

Governor O’Malley, Senate President Miller and House Speaker Busch today announced the names of the Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion, which will study the issues associated with a potential expansion of gaming in Maryland, and, if appropriate, propose legislation that may be considered by the General Assembly at a Special Session in July....
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O’Malley Statement on April Jobs Report

O’Malley Statement on April Jobs Report

Governor Martin O’Malley recently released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of preliminary employment data for the month of April:  “This was a disappointing month of job creation in what remains the best quarter of private sector job growth since 1999, and our second best quarter since BLS started measuring in...
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O’Donnell Statement on Teacher Pension Shift

O’Donnell Statement on Teacher Pension Shift

On Monday Annapolis passed a bill to shift the cost of teacher pensions to local governments giving the legislature another $250 million to spend on other programs. This will force local governments to raise $250 million taxes to cover the pensions the first year, and $1.5 billion over five years –in some cases forcing...
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O’Malley Statement on Close of Special Session

O’Malley Statement on Close of Special Session

Governor Martin O’Malley issued the following statement on the close of the Special Session and the completion of the FY 2013 budget: “I’d like to thank Senate President Miller, House Speaker Busch and the members of the General Assembly for completing work on the State’s FY2013 budget. “With their leadership and willingness to come...
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O’Donnell Calls for a Tax Freeze

O’Donnell Calls for a Tax Freeze

On Monday Annapolis introduced a bill to increase income taxes on individuals who earn more than $100,000 and couples who earn more than $150,000 – even though the budget was already balanced. With unemployment still high and the economy stalled Annapolis is redefining wealth, while Maryland already has one of the highest combined local...
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O’Malley Announces Special Session

O’Malley Announces Special Session

Governor Martin O’Malley recently announced that he would convene a special session of the Maryland General Assembly beginning on May 14, 2012. The special session will be held to complete work on Maryland’s budget to ensure that Maryland’s Triple A bond rating is protected, and critical investments in public education, public safety, the State’s workforce,...
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O’Donnell Saddened by Same Sex Marriage Law

O’Donnell Saddened by Same Sex Marriage Law

Tony O’Donnell, candidate for Maryland’s 5th Congressional District seat in the  US House of Representatives and the Republican Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, is calling on Marylanders who value the sanctity of marriage to support a petition placing this critical issue on the November ballot so that Marylanders can decide for themselves....
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Gov. O’Malley Signs Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage

Gov. O’Malley Signs Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage

Governor Martin O’Malley today, joined by Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012 into law.  With the passage of this historic bill, Maryland now becomes the eighth state in the nation to legalize gay marriage....
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