Posts Tagged ‘ Maryland ’

Maryland Republican Party Denounces the Non Vote on Pay Raises

Maryland Republican Party Denounces the Non Vote on Pay Raises

Today the Maryland Republican Party denounced the legislature’s decision not to vote on their own pay raises during this session, effectively leading to a 15.7% pay raise for legislators over the next four years. Maryland Republicans in the House and Senate repeatedly tried to get an up or down vote on this issue, but...
Read More »

Maryland Delegate George on the Md Health Exchange

Maryland Delegate George on the Md Health Exchange

Renews calls for federal prosecutor to investigate influence of large corporate donors in procurement process Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron George has issued the following statement regarding the O’Malley/Brown administration’s decision to abandon the Maryland Health Exchange for a Connecticut model: “We cannot allow the O’Malley/Brown administration to get away with wiping this scandal under...
Read More »

Delegate McMillan Comments on the Maryland 2015 Budget

Delegate McMillan Comments on the Maryland 2015 Budget

    The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee called this budget, “Fiscally prudent and socially responsible”, as he does every year. He spoke of actions in previous years, such as the gas tax increase, that this budget is built upon. I view this budget, and how we arrived at this sad pass, quite...
Read More »

DNR Kicks Off the 11th Annual Natural Resource Photo Contest

DNR Kicks Off the 11th Annual Natural Resource Photo Contest

Calling all photographers ─ novice, professional and those who just happen to snap a great picture! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest. New this year, the contest now features an additional category and an online submission option! “As winter melts away and...
Read More »

Senate Republicans Propose Amendments to 2014 Budget Bill

Senate Republicans Propose Amendments to 2014 Budget Bill

During floor debate on the 2014 state budget, Senate Minority Leader David Brinkley (R – Frederick and Carroll) and other Republicans challenged the feasibility of the spending increases in Governor Martin O’Malley’s 2014 budget and proposed various amendments to reduce state spending over the next year to more reasonable levels. Two months after the...
Read More »

Maryland Revenues Failed to Meet Budget Estimates

Statement by Minority Leader David Brinkley About Board of Revenue Estimates’ Bleak Outlook On Maryland Revenues Following the announcement by Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates that actual revenues failed to meet budget estimates over the last quarter, Senate Minority Leader David Brinkley (R – Frederick and Carroll) issued the following statement: “The budget crisis...
Read More »

Wanted: Your Opinions on Restoring the Chesapeake Bay

Wanted: Your Opinions on Restoring the Chesapeake Bay

Three decades after the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement was signed, Chesapeake Bay Program partners and jurisdictions are seeking public input on a new agreement that will guide the next chapter of restoration across the watershed, recommitting citizens, stakeholders and local governments to conservation success. “We create a healthy Bay through plentiful habitats for wildlife,...
Read More »

Advancing Solutions for Maryland Women

Advancing Solutions for Maryland Women

2014 WOMEN OF TOMORROW AWARDS   CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Maryland Commission for Women, the Maryland State Department of Education and the Friends of the Maryland Commission for Women are seeking recommendations of outstanding young women from Maryland, in grades 7-12, for our 2014 Women of Tomorrow Awards. Young women are honored in three...
Read More »

Joint Statement on Gov Rick Perry’s Visit to Maryland

House and Senate Republican Leaders and the State Republican Party issued the following joint statement today commenting on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Visit to Maryland: “It is no surprise that Gov. Rick Perry sees Maryland’s businesses as ripe for a cross country move to Texas, or anywhere else for that matter. Governor O’Malley’s record...
Read More »

Maryland Senate Welcomes Newest Member

Republican Senators Congratulate Delegate Steve Hershey on Being Appointed the New State Senator from District 36 Earlier today, Governor Martin O’Malley announced that he had selected Delegate Steve Hershey (R – Cecil) to fill the State Senate seat for Maryland’s 36th Legislative District vacated by former Senator E.J. Pipkin when he resigned in August....
Read More »

Today’s Festival of Food Featured Restaurant: The Tea Room

Today’s Festival of Food Featured Restaurant: The Tea Room

People who are looking for some of the old time feel of Leonardtown should try the newly renovated Tea Room. The Tea Room is focused on providing dining services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. The friendly servers and staff will do everything they can to meet their customers expectations. The quiet and...
Read More »

Today’s Festival of Food Featured Restaurant: Salsarita’s

Today’s Festival of Food Featured Restaurant: Salsarita’s

Casual. Creative. Quick. Comfortable. That’s why Salsarita’s is your Fresh Mexican Cantina. Our guests return to us time and again for our bright and colorful atmosphere, our fresh recipes prepared daily in-store, and our great people who serve with a smile. Come try signature dishes like CasaRitos, Mexican pizzas, flame grilled steak and chicken,...
Read More »

Don’t Die in Maryland or New Jersey

Don’t die in Maryland or New Jersey if you want to avoid paying heavy estate and inheritance taxes. Thanks to the fiscal cliff tax deal (the American Taxpayer Relief Act), the federal estate tax exemption of a generous $5 million per person, indexed for inflation, is now permanent. So for 2013, up to $5.25...
Read More »

Registration for Bike to Work Day 2013 Opens

Registration for Bike to Work Day 2013 Opens

Register Early and Ride in Style – First 12,000 Receive Free Bike to Work Day T-shirt at Choice of Over 70 Pit Stop Celebrations Registration for the metropolitan Washington region’s annual Bike to Work Day 2013 on Friday, May 17 is now open at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. This year’s Bike to Work Day will be bigger than...
Read More »

Leonardtown Thanks its Veterans at Annual Parade

Leonardtown Thanks its Veterans at Annual Parade

On a bright cloud-free and unseasonably warm Nov. 11, the town of Leonardtown honored veterans with it’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade. The town was packed with spectators and enjoyed countless bands, floats and tributes to past and present military personnel. The parade lasted for approximately one hour and was followed by a stirring tribute...
Read More »

UPDATE 11:20 – Election Results

UPDATE 11:20 – Election Results

8 P.M. – Polls are now closed in Maryland and early election results should start rolling in soon. On the national front in the presidential race, many news organizations have predicted that Romney has taken early leads in Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Carolina and early Virginia poll results. More to follow shortly. Southern Maryland News...
Read More »

SHA Moves into Action as Hurricane Approaches Landfall

SHA Moves into Action as Hurricane Approaches Landfall

Hurricane Sandy is affecting much of Maryland and will continue to cause road conditions to deteriorate throughout the day as the eye moves closer to landfall. With the worst of the storm expected to pound Maryland with heavy rain and high winds today and tomorrow, widespread power outages and a possible blizzard in far...
Read More »

Gov. O’Malley Declares State of Emergency

Gov. O’Malley Declares State of Emergency

Governor Martin O’Malley this morning signed an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for all Maryland counties as the State continues to monitor Hurricane Sandy and its potential impact. The declaration gives the state flexibility to activate the Maryland National Guard and provide assistance to local emergency managers. “As Hurricane Sandy makes its...
Read More »

USDA Secretary Signs Maryland Disaster Designation

USDA Secretary Signs Maryland Disaster Designation

On August 29, 2012, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a Secretarial Disaster Designation for Maryland following severe drought and excessive heat which have decimated Maryland crops. “Thanks to Secretary Vilsack, other leaders in the Obama Administration, and all of our federal partners in Maryland’s Congressional delegation, we are now able to provide Maryland’s farmers with...
Read More »

1918: Influenza, War, and Restless Spirits

1918: Influenza, War, and Restless Spirits

This year’s production of the Ghosts of Sotterley, held on Oct. 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 will take guests back in time to the year 1918. While restoring Sotterley Plantation to its former glory, owner, Herbert Satterlee disturbs more than the bricks and mortar as the country is in the midst of a flu pandemic...
Read More »

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...
Read More »

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...
Read More »

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....
Read More »

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...
Read More »

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...
Read More »