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Public Support Is Strong For Starting School After Labor Day

Anne Arundel County Public Schools officials currently are analyzing feedback from a recent survey to help them best determine the 2020/2021 school year calendar. As they analyze the results and … more

Forest Conservation Bill To Be Introduced

On October 7, the Anne Arundel County Council will open the public hearing for Bill 68-19. more

Charter Amendments For Oversight And Transparency

Anne Arundel County government has increased spending 4.5 times faster than your income grew. Based on these numbers, I believe we can all agree on this - the way the county spends your money matters. more

Sign The Petition To Protect Our Community

As anyone who has sat in the hours of traffic on a Friday afternoon can attest, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in its current form cannot remain the only option for drivers heading to and from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. more

Pasadena Pegged As Potential Site Of Bay Bridge Span

When the Maryland Transportation Authority announced the potential sites for a new bridge crossing, Pasadena’s state delegation quickly denounced the plan. more

Embrace The Ability To Change Our Mentality

“On Labor Day, we labor.” My iconic high school football coach, Andy Borland, bellowed these words the days prior to Labor Day every single year I played football. more

College Savings Now And Down The Road

Being Maryland’s comptroller has taken me to every corner of our great state. Whether I’m talking with taxpayers in Oakland or Ocean City, one of the most repeated concerns from the people I meet is the cost of higher education. more

College Savings Now And Down The Road

College loans can have crushing consequences for students and their families. The burden of this debt – now at $1.6 trillion nationally – has reached a crisis level. more

Delegate Malone, From The Perspective Of A Legislative Aide And A Constituent

I look forward to my seventh session, which will begin next January, now working as Delegate Michael Malone’s legislative aide. more

Letter To The Editor

Calling all serious dumpster divers — there is lots of great junk and some food to be had at the new Anne Arundel County dump annex located on the parking lot of the Pasadena post office on … more

American Legion Names Simonaire The Outstanding Legislator Of The Year

For his advocacy of veterans, Senator Bryan Simonaire was named Outstanding Legislator of the Year during the American Legion annual convention in Ocean City on July 17. Simonaire has sponsored … more

Hogan Administration Unveils New Financial Transparency Web Application

Governor Larry Hogan and the heads of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) have launched the Maryland Transparency Portal, a new web-based … more

Serving The Community

Each year, Anne Arundel County gathers to celebrate National Night Out, an annual event that promotes camaraderie between public safety agencies and the community. The festive occasion was held … more

High-Quality Education

Public education will be one of the top issues of the upcoming legislative session. I firmly believe that every child in our state deserves a quality education, no matter where they live. We are … more

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week is a great opportunity to save money while also boosting our retail economy. This year’s Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week takes place August 11-17. more

County Budget Recap

On June 14, we passed the final budget so that the county can operate for another year. more

Horses Helping To Heal Veterans

This past February, the Hero Dogs organization was awarded the first grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs in Maryland. more

What Is Wrong With America?

The only advantage these patriots possessed were hearts filled with a dream and an unquenchable thirst for freedom and individual liberty. more

The Role Of The Clerk’s Office

The office was originally established to be an independent keeper of the records, and we still perform that function today. more

Drug Court Cases

Adult Drug Treatment Court isn’t a walk in the park. more
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