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Council Update

The topic of school capacity is one that I hear often, most recently at a Greater Severna Park Council meeting in late 2019. more

The Vaping Crisis Requires Action Now

As comptroller, I must protect consumers and keep dangerous products out of the hands of children – and it is a responsibility that I and my award-winning agency take very seriously. more

Chamber Update

We are excited to announce our newest members of the chamber. more

Forest Conservation Bill To Be Introduced

On October 7, the Anne Arundel County Council will open the public hearing for Bill 68-19. more

Letter To The Editor: In Response To “Students Weigh In On Suicide Resolution”

From the story, “Upon hearing of this request to provide adequate treatment to those affected by and at risk of death by suicide, the students of Severna Park High School look forward to ‘breaking the stigma around mental health,’ said sophomore Cooper Powell.” more

County Executive Pittman Re-establishes Community Grant Program

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced is re-establishing a community grant program in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 budget. more

The Steaming Reality About Vaping

Vaping products are highly addictive and contain nicotine salts, which make the flavors more palatable. Unfortunately, the targeted audience has become teenagers and young adults. more

Letter To The Editor: Anne Arundel County Treatment Of 911 Responders On 9/11

 Earleigh Heights Volunteer Firefighters provide a great service to Anne Arundel County. As a county resident, I would think the county would want to work with the volunteers, but instead it seems to make it as difficult as possible. more

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
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