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Advocating Like A Boss

Since 2016, we have seen a renaissance in local activism. I myself ran for office, having no previous political aspirations but concerned for the well-being of my friends and neighbors and looking for a way to give back. more

Together We Can End Distracted Driving

Shortly before the holidays, I was privileged to join two of my colleagues from the Maryland Association for Justice — Ryan Perlin and MAJ's president, Ellen Flynn — in giving an … more

Council Update

The new year is officially here. Most begin the journey of fulfilling their New Year’s resolutions while the winter cold settles over us, and the darkness of evening comes much earlier. more

County Executive Pittman Unveils Anne Arundel County Transition Report

More than 200 volunteers contributed to Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman’s transition report. more

“A Seismic Shift In Both Chambers” — Breaking Down Maryland’s 2020 Session

For the Maryland General Assembly, it’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. more

Impeachment – High Crimes And Misdemeanors

Much rhetoric has been bandied about recently about presidential impeachment. more

Maryland Could Soon Make Radical Changes To Education

The funding formula for Maryland public schools hasn’t been changed since the Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act was passed in 2002, but the Kirwan Commission is poised to change that fact. more

Our Secret Weapon Is You

We’re closing in on the end of year one, and we’ve made good progress. more

Behind The Scenes Of The Forest Conservation Bill

In September of this year, the county executive introduced Bill 68-19 to the council. This bill quickly became known as the “forest conservation bill.” It was the largest bill that this council has considered. more

State Of The County

When County Executive Steuart Pittman held his State of the County address in December, he outlined several key initiatives. Here are some takeaways paired with comments from Pittman. more

Opportunities And Choices

 The high school landscape today does not resemble what it did when I was going through in the early/mid ‘90s in Southern California. more

Remember Your Local Businesses This Holiday Season

Shopping local keeps your money circulating within our local towns and communities. These stores also employ thousands of Marylanders and represent the lifeblood of Maryland’s small business community. more

A Message From Sheriff Jim Fredericks

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I was sworn in as your sheriff, but I can assure you that the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office is moving forward to become more modern and efficient than ever before. more

General Assembly Update

I would like to bring to your attention six of the pieces of legislation that will be submitted to the General Assembly for consideration this session. more

The Kirwan Commission

Every one of our children deserves a world-class education, and our community deserves a global workforce, trained and ready for 21st-century opportunities. more

Bay Bridge Update

Nine months ago, here in the Severna Park Voice, I discussed the challenges surrounding Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic and state efforts to resolve it. Here is a status update. more

College Savings

Going to college has long been part of the American Dream. more

Public Support Is Strong For Starting School After Labor Day

Anne Arundel County Public Schools officials currently are analyzing feedback from a recent survey to help them best determine the 2020/2021 school year calendar. As they analyze the results and … more

Council Update

In 2018, I made a commitment to keep you informed on the issues, public meetings, and legislation that could affect our area. more

Pedestrian Safety

Roads without sidewalks or shoulders are increasingly common, especially in newer neighborhoods, mine included. While popular for financial, environmental and aesthetic reasons, shoulder-less roads without sidewalks can be a hazardous no-man's-land for runners and walkers alike. more
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