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Celebrating Women’s History Month

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

Establishing Hunting And Fishing Rights

Some of the most memorable moments with my dad were during our annual fishing trips on the Magothy River. more

Maryland Is In A Violent Crime Crisis

Our community recently experienced a shocking incident when two Anne Arundel police detectives were shot by a criminal they were investigating for a recent murder. 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

“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

Letter To The Editor: In Response To “Pittman On The State Of Anne Arundel County,” Pasadena Voice, January 22

It is stated in this column that County Executive Steuart Pittman commented at his December 2019 State of the County address on the tax increases in this fiscal year budget. 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

Arlotto’s School Budget Focuses On New Teachers And Pay Raises

In his $1.36 billion operating budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021, presented to the Board of Education on December 18, Superintendent George Arlotto included pay raises for employees and 195 classroom teaching positions to address enrollment increases and to reduce class sizes. more

Reservations About The Kirwan Commission And $31.9 Billion Price Tag

The Thornton Commission was tasked with meeting these expectations in 2002. I will leave the analysis of that commission’s successes or failures up to you, but it is worth noting that we are now back to the drawing board. more

Letter To The Editor

Letter to the editor from Pasadena resident. more

Suicide Is A County Public Health Crisis

Beyond gun violence, suicide has been one of the top 10 causes of death in Anne Arundel County for the last seven years. And the number of suicides has been increasing, both in the county and nationally more

Courthouse Dogs Going Statewide

Helping those in need has been one of my core objectives in the Senate. Whether it is vulnerable veterans, seniors or children, I have championed legislation to help them. 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

A Year Later: 2019 County Council Summary

December is upon us. It’s the most wonderful — and busy — time of the year! This month also marks one year since members of the county council were inaugurated. more

Remember Your Local Businesses This Holiday Season

It's more important than ever to shop local this holiday season. 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

Governor Hogan Announces “Innovation Schools” Accountability Initiative, School Construction Plan

In early December, Governor Larry Hogan announced an education package that includes an accountability initiative to turn around persistently underperforming schools, as well as the largest school construction plan in state history. more

Letter To The Editor: News From Fort Smallwood Park

There is good news and bad news to report. The good news is that the current sand restoration project will soon be completed, and the walking path around the pond will be reopened. Other good news is … more

The Season Of Service

The holiday season reminds us of the power of giving to others and the impact our service can have to make our community a better place to live. more
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