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Arts In Education

As we prepare for the upcoming legislative session, I thought it appropriate to return to my wheelhouse and take a deep dive into the essential nature of arts in education. more

Last Chance To End Gerrymandering

With the decennial U.S. Census beginning next month, and that data soon being used to redraw congressional and state legislative district lines, Maryland's ongoing gerrymandering is hard to swallow. more

The Lighted Path Forward

After all these years, I remain profoundly honored by the chance to occupy the very office once held by Millard Tawes, Louis Goldstein and William Donald Schaefer. more

Council Update

In December 2019, the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force submitted its preliminary report to the public during an hour-long presentation. more

Council Update

It alarms me to hear what is happening across the street from council chambers in Annapolis. The halls have been abuzz with terms like “progressive tax,” “service tax” and “historic tax increases.” more

“Just A Sheriff’s Deputy”

“You’re just a sheriff’s deputy” is a phrase often heard by Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and often used by people who either do not pay attention to, or do not understand, the structure of our county law enforcement. more

The FY2021 Board Of Education Budget

I fought for well-thought-out and carefully targeted reductions in spending presented by my colleague, because I deeply care about how our taxpayer dollars are spent. more

Letter To The Editor: Thank You From Operation Christmas Child

I am writing to thank Arnold residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. more

Some History On The State House

 You would think that if the Maryland State House was haunted, it would be by bills killed in committee, or by the woes of politicians and partisans whose causes weren't addressed. more

Let’s Make Maryland Retirement Friendly

I love my state, but I have to say it: Maryland is not the best place to retire. more

Preventing Crisis Among Our Youth

If we want every Maryland student to receive a world-class education, we need to help kids while they are young by connecting them with people who will listen and guide them to needed services. more

Mapping The Monster: It’s Time To Address Behavioral Health Care

As a freshman, I heard many times from members on both sides of the aisle that I should find my passion, become an expert and develop a reputation as the point of contact on that issue. more

College Savings Now And Down The Road

College loans can have crushing consequences for students and their families. The burden of this debt – now at $1.6 trillion nationally – has reached a crisis level. more

News From Senator Ed Reilly’s Office

The 441st Maryland General Assembly was gaveled to order on Wednesday, January 8, with both chambers welcoming new leadership to their bodies. more

Delegate Malone, From The Perspective Of A Legislative Aide And A Constituent

I look forward to my seventh session, which will begin next January, now working as Delegate Michael Malone’s legislative aide. more

Gambling With Our Future

One of the more important issues before members of the Maryland General Assembly this session will be the question of the extensive and costly education recommendations in the Kirwan Commission’s Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. more

Welcome Back To School!

Welcome back AACPS students, parents, guardians, teachers and staff! Let’s talk about some back-to-school resources, as well as my priorities for this school year. more

Transportation Report, Start Times, And Debunking Myths

Now that we have the report in hand, let’s resume our conversation about healthy, safe, age-appropriate start times for all AACPS students. more

The Importance Of Health Services

With Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman as the county health officer and Kai Boggess-deBruin, Ph.D., as the new deputy chief administrative officer for health and human services, we are signaling a fundamental shift in how we approach wellness. more

Ready Or Not, It’s Tax Time

The 2020 tax season officially started on January 27 and our agency is ready to assist taxpayers with the high level of customer service they deserve. more
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