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  • Council Legislation

    By Councilman Derek Fink
    This past month, the county council heard and voted on several pieces of legislation. Two pieces of legislation were very important to me. One was contentious, with the council and county executive split on whether to pass the bill. The other was a straightforward but important resolution...
    • Senator Bryan Simonaire’s bill to pair veterans with service dogs was co-sponsored by the entire Senate. The bill now heads to the House of Delegates.
      Senator Bryan Simonaire’s bill to pair veterans with service dogs was co-sponsored by the entire Senate. The bill now heads to the House of Delegates.

    Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program

    By Senator Bryan Simonaire
    The hearing room was packed with veterans, military doctors, a former secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs, founders of nonprofits and four highly specialized service dogs. It is not something you see every day in our committee hearing room, but it was a wonderful and moving day of...
  • Making Anne Arundel County The Best

    By Steve Schuh
    When our administration came into office two years ago, we pledged to make our county the best place to live, work and start a business in Maryland. We are working to achieve that goal by implementing a five-point plan to reduce taxes and fees, accelerate school construction, invest in public...
  • Letter To The Editor: In Response To Senator Bryan Simonaire

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    Letter To The Editor: In Response To Senator Bryan Simonaire

    I have a few comments regarding the article “Immigration Issues Are Out Of Control,” written by Senator Bryan Simonaire. I believe there are a few misconceptions about what the Dream Act actually entails, and I would like...

  • Letter To The Editor: Let’s Come Back Together – Ability Grouping And The Effects On Pasadena Youth

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    “Without using a calculator, what’s 39,812,208.2 divided by seven?” When I was in third grade, I was taught to find that the answer was 5,687,458.32 by using long division: a concept that most of my other classmates would not learn until two years later. I wasn’t a genius (nowhere even close), but I happened to show potential early on in my elementary school days.

    Ability grouping is the routine of grouping kids together according to their talents in the classroom. The practice emerged around the turn of the 20th century as a way to prepare students for their appropriate place in the workforce. Students with higher abilities were exposed to intense and rigorous...
  • Letter To The Editor: Fracking

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    When my husband and I were looking for a place to raise our children, Severna Park was a natural fit. The unique combination of great schools, beautiful scenery and a supportive community makes this area hard to beat. We feel we found the optimal environment for our family and intend to make this town our home for years to come. That’s why we have grave concerns about the possibility of allowing fracking in our state.

    We feel it’s in everyone’s interest to keep our air and water clean, healthy and safe. Right now, multiple fracking bills are up for debate in the Maryland General Assembly. We must call our representatives to let them know that a ban on fracking is a...
  • Group Homes

    By Derek Fink
    A few weeks ago, my office received numerous phone calls and emails from residents in my district who were concerned about the possibility of a sober living facility moving into their neighborhood. Being their representative, I heard all of their concerns, which ranged from an increasing crime rate to a lowering of property value of their homes. I understand their concerns and tried to find a way to address them without taking away the opportunity for recovering addicts to get better in a safe environment.

    The Fair Housing Act, as amended in 1988, prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status and national origin. I am in favor of...
  • Payment In Lieu Of Taxes

    By Steve Schuh
    When examining any economic development agreements that could benefit the citizens of Anne Arundel County, we need to pursue the best outcome for taxpayers. We need to partner with entities that can assist the county in providing extraordinary public benefits to residents.
    The proposed Payment in...
  • Working With Governor Hogan

    By Delegate Meagan Simonaire
    Each session has its unique attributes, and this session is no different. There is a sense that we can really improve the quality of life for Marylanders under the leadership of Governor Larry Hogan.
    The governor has asked for assistance from senators and delegates from both sides of the aisle....
  • Immigration Issues Are Out Of Control

    By Senator Bryan Simonaire
    While I certainly do not condone the breaking of laws to enter our country, I can understand why many would choose that risk to improve their lives. That being said, we should not give citizenship benefits to illegal immigrants. The federal government has categorically dropped the ball on this...
  • Politics Disclaimer

    By Voice Media
    The columns published in our Politics & Opinion sections come from elected officials representing the districts where the Pasadena Voice is delivered. They are intended to inform readers about where their local politicians stand on issues and what actions they are taking on behalf of their...
  • Recently Archived

  • Letter To The Editor: A House Divided

    By James J. Bilenki Jr. USN. Ret.
    The Titanic sank. Elvis is dead. Hillary lost. Get over it for God’s sake!
    We (the conservatives) didn’t riot. We didn’t block traffic, shut down institutions of higher learning because the poor liberal students needed counseling for their grief. We didn’t have puppies...
  • Sick Legislation

    By Matthew Pugh - Anne Arundel Republican Central Committee
    The 2017 Maryland General Assembly is underway. As they do in every session, lawmakers are considering some significant issues over the next three months that will impact Marylanders for years. What’s different this year is that Maryland, a longtime petri dish for Democrats, has a Republican...
  • Letter To The Editor: Let’s Come Back Together – Ability Grouping And The Effects On Pasadena Youth

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    “Without using a calculator, what’s 39,812,208.2 divided by seven?” When I was in third grade, I was taught to find that the answer was 5,687,458.32 by using long division: a concept that most of my other classmates would not learn until two years later. I wasn’t a genius (...
  • David Bossie To Speak At AAGOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

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    The Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County will welcome David Bossie, president of Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation and deputy executive director for the Trump presidential transition team, to speak at the annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Tuesday, March 7, from 6:...
  • The State Budget

    By Councilman Derek Fink
    At the end of the Maryland General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session, I wrote an article that highlighted some of the good, bad and ugly legislation that was passed and how it affects Anne Arundel County. Governor Larry Hogan has shown that he and his administration are dedicated to...
  • Frederick Douglass And Roger B. Taney

    By Steve Schuh
    Over the last several years, much debate has surrounded the Roger B. Taney statue on the grounds of the Maryland State House in Annapolis.
    Roger B. Taney, a native Marylander, served as a state delegate, state senator, United States Secretary of the Treasury, attorney general of the United States...
  • 2017 Forecast Is Good For The Future

    By Senator Bryan Simonaire
    Let’s face it: Anne Arundel County had a rough couple of years when it came to some of its representatives. We endured criminal behavior from a former county executive, delegate and councilman, all resulting in jail time for each of them. No level of government was exempt, but looking forward...
  • Governor Hogan Releases Budget

    By Delegate Nic Kipke
    Governor Larry Hogan released his budget in January, and for the third year in a row, his budget provided record funding for education, is structurally balanced, and does not require tax increases. While this is nothing new for Governor Hogan, it was only five years ago that Governor Martin O...
  • Letter To The Editor: Rezoning At Deerfield

    By Greater Pasadena Council
    It is time for haphazard zoning and rezoning to stop in Anne Arundel County!
    A development group by the name of Two Farms Inc. is proposing to rezone a 5-acre residential parcel from R5 to commercial (C3) in the Deerfield community. The parcel is situated at the intersection of Mountain Road and...
  • Council Update

    By Councilman Derek Fink
    I hope that everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving; it is one of my favorite holidays, and I cannot believe it has come and gone so fast. This year in general has really gone by fast. Tree lighting ceremonies are being held throughout the county the last few weeks, many people were out getting...

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