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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

Demonstrating Leadership During A Crisis

I’ve just completed my second session in office, which ended once again with a history-making Sine Die, this time in the midst of an international crisis. more

Be Safe From COVID-19 And Domestic Violence

Many of us are using the stay-at-home time to catch up on household projects, start a fitness program, read a book or just play games with our kids. more

It Counts To Be Counted

In 1787, the men who framed the United States Constitution agreed that the growing new country needed congressional representation. more

Words Matter

Senate Bill 1028, called “Balancing the State Budget,” passed the state legislature in a mad rush on the last day of session. more

Doing Our Part During COVID-19 Pandemic

We are living in unprecedented times. As our state, nation and the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic, there is much fear and uncertainty about what tomorrow brings and what the future holds. more

Free And Low-Cost Legal Resources

Ronald Reagan once said, “The most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I'm from the government and I'm here to help.’" more

Celebrating Women’s History Month

More than 30 years ago, in 1987, Congress passed legislation designating March as Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women’s contributions and achievements in the United States. more

Celebrating Women’s History Month

In the Anne Arundel County courthouse, we have a remarkable number of women serving the judicial system. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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