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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

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
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