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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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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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