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Council Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Dream Continues…

I encourage everyone to remember those who worked tirelessly to ensure the many liberties we enjoy today as we welcome February, which is Black History Month. more

Governor Hogan Releases FY21 Budget Focused On Violent Crime, Education And Economic Development

Governor Larry Hogan recently released his Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget, which funds Marylanders’ top priorities, including crime, education, transportation and the environment. more

The School Budget

Happy New Year, which, amongst new beginnings and resolutions, marks the start of the busiest time of year for your AACPS school board. This month’s column is dedicated to sharing a few of my initial reactions to Dr. George Arlotto’s recommended budget. more

We’re Not Giving Up On The Bay

When it comes to the Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort, in Anne Arundel County, we are still in. 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

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

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

“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

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

Pittman Schedules Budget Town Hall Meetings In January

Each meeting will feature opening remarks from Pittman and the councilmember representing the district, and will be followed by a brief presentation. more
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