June 27, 2017
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  • Hit A Home Run This Summer At Maryland’s Craft Breweries

    By Peter Franchot
    As summertime approaches, I can’t think of two things that go better together on a sweltering day than baseball and cold beer.
    And Maryland is home to the best of both – the Orioles are one of the top teams in the American League and craft brewers from the mountains of Western Maryland...
  • Letter To The Editor: The Superintendent’s Proposal For Later Start Times, And What Should Be Done InsteadExclusive

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    While Start School Later Anne Arundel County (SSLAACo) is pleased that Anne Arundel County Public School's proposed bell schedule provides safe, healthy and academically appropriate school start times for high school students, we are concerned about significant schedule changes proposed for...
    • County Executive Steve Schuh recently participated in a local American Red Cross blood drive. “Giving blood can help save a life,” Schuh said. “More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day, and every citizen who is able to donate can help make a difference.”Photo Provided
      County Executive Steve Schuh recently participated in a local American Red Cross blood drive. “Giving blood can help save a life,” Schuh said. “More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day, and every citizen who is able to donate can help make a difference.”

    County Executive Steve Schuh Encourages Citizens To Donate Blood

    By Voice Media
    County Executive Steve Schuh recently participated in a quarterly Anne Arundel County blood drive and encouraged citizens around the county to donate blood.

    “Giving blood can help save a life,” Schuh said. “More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day, and every...

    • Governor Hogan has remained positive while completing two-thirds of his chemotherapy treatment for Stage III B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.Photos Provided
      Governor Hogan has remained positive while completing two-thirds of his chemotherapy treatment for Stage III B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

    Governor Hogan Approaches Final Leg Of Chemotherapy Treatment

    By Zach Sparks
    Three minor surgeries, three spinal tap procedures and 20 chemotherapy sessions of 24 hours each – the road to recovery has been tumultuous for Governor Larry Hogan. But now, with two-thirds of his treatment complete and less than two months remaining, he continues to flaunt his trademark...
  • Presidential Elections: Maryland And Anne Arundel CountyExclusive

    By Dan Nataf
    By Dan Nataf

    Director

    Center for the Study of Local Issues

    As we watch the field of presidential candidates take shape, the national media is abuzz with speculation — will Trump triumph or will Bush make it a trifecta for his family? Will Hillary Clinton be the inevitable Democratic candidate, or does Bernie Sanders stand a chance of bypassing her on the left?

    Whoever is the winner of each party’s primary, the general election will probably see a close election driven by the attractiveness of each candidate, the effectiveness of their campaigns, and most of all, the propensity for voters to align with their party identification. A small percentage of voters at play...

  • Got An Opinion? Share It With Us!Exclusive

    By Voice Media
    We want to hear your thoughts regarding what’s happening in the neighborhood. Is there a current issue at hand that you feel strongly about? We know our readers are passionate about their neighborhoods, schools, community and so much more – and the Voice would love for you to tell us about it.

    Letters to the Editor can be emailed to pvnews@pasadenavoice.com and may be edited for space, clarity, grammar, spelling, etc. We encourage you to express yourself, but please be brief – letters should be limited to 250 words, though we do on occasion run longer letters. We look forward to hearing from you!...

    • Governor Hogan announced that he was 95 percent cancer-free on August 18.Photos Provided
      Governor Hogan announced that he was 95 percent cancer-free on August 18.

    Governor Hogan Announces That His Cancer Is Nearly Gone

    By Zach Sparks
    The support has been everywhere: a poster-board scrawled with wishes for a speedy recovery on August 15 at the Maryland Association of Counties conference in Ocean City, a bumper sticker pronouncing “God Bless Governor Hogan” on the back windshield of a vehicle parked on State Circle on...
  • Letter To The Editor: Don’t Be In The Dark About The DARK ActExclusive

    By Kosmas Koukoulis
    On July 23, the Unites States House of Representatives voted on a new bill that would transfer the power to enact food labeling initiatives away from the states and give that power solely to the federal government. The bill, dubbed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act by supporters and the Deny...
    • Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey made a trip to Annapolis on Wednesday, July 15, to receive Governor Larry Hogan’s official endorsement for president.
      Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey made a trip to Annapolis on Wednesday, July 15, to receive Governor Larry Hogan’s official endorsement for president.

    Governor Hogan Announces His Endorsement Of Christie For President

    By Dylan Roche
    There was plenty of speculation surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s visit to July 15 visit to Maryland. Christie, a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, joined Governor Larry Hogan at Double T Diner in Annapolis shortly before 10:00am, and although there was no...
  • Contentiousness, Then Compromise In Schuh’s First BudgetExclusive

    By Peter Crispino
    After a flurry of eleventh-hour alterations, the Anne Arundel County Council passed its $1.4 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2016. The budget includes funding for additional police officers and libraries while lowering the property tax rate and increasing the contribution to the school system...
  • A Look Back At Session

    By Senator Ed Reilly
    There was a new perspective in Annapolis this session with Republican Larry Hogan as our new governor. I am one of 14 Republicans, out of 47 senators, in the Maryland General Assembly. It was encouraging to work on legislation knowing that there was bipartisan compromise happening in the hallways...
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  • Investing In Public Safety

    By County Executive Steve Schuh
    Our county is on the verge of becoming the engine of Maryland’s economy. But to ensure we continue on our path to success, we need to secure a safe future for those who live, work and start a business here in our county.

    While out on the campaign trail last year, I promised we would...

  • Poll Finds That County Residents Are Optimistic About The Economy

    By Dan Nataf PhD
    For more than 30 years, the Center for the Study of Local Issues has polled county residents on a wide range of issues. Using students from a variety of courses, the spring 2015 survey was completed on April 2. That poll included several questions that tapped residents’ views of the economy...
  • Council Rejects Stormwater Fee Repeal

    By Peter Crispino
    Anne Arundel County’s most controversial tariff won’t go away anytime soon.

    The stormwater management fee – often derisively referred to as the “rain tax” – narrowly survived two repeal efforts before the county council at its April 6 meeting and secured its...

    • Delegate Michael Malone, a District 33 Republican, will bring small-business and legal experience to his work in the House of Delegates.Photo by Shawn Brubaker
      Delegate Michael Malone, a District 33 Republican, will bring small-business and legal experience to his work in the House of Delegates.

    Delegate Michael Malone Is Ready To Serve District 33

    By Shawn Brubaker
    Long attracted to public service, Delegate Michael Malone, a Republican from District 33, recently got his opportunity to serve in public office when Cathy Vitale stepped down from her position as a delegate to become a circuit court judge for Anne Arundel County. After his selection and...
  • Making Progress Toward Improving Anne Arundel County

    By Steve Schuh
    This month, our administration celebrated 100 days in office. While there is still much work left to be done, I am happy to report we have made progress in making our county the best place to live, work and start a business in Maryland.

    First, county government is fully staffed and operational....

  • School Facility Study A First Step To Smaller Schools

    By County Executive Steve Schuh
    Our students deserve the best, and I believe that it is the mission of county government to support our school system in its efforts to ensure an excellent education for our children.
    I am committed to working with the Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto to close the...
  • Making Progress In Maryland

    By Delegate Sid Saab
    From the rich blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the rolling mountains of the Appalachians, Maryland is an incredible state. Thank you for the honor, privilege and opportunity to represent the great 33rd district for the next four years. The 435th session is at full speed, and I am happy to...
  • A Look At Governor Hogan’s Budget

    By Senator Ed Reilly
    The Maryland Constitution requires the Maryland General Assembly to approve a balanced budget each year during the 90-day legislative session. This is the only requirement made of the General Assembly in our constitution. This means that the General Assembly cannot adjourn after 90 days if it has...
  • Schuh, Councilmen Take Aim At “Rain Tax” RollbackExclusive

    By Peter Crispino
    A pair of bills awaiting action by the county council offer competing visions on a singular goal: repeal the county’s stormwater management fee, better known by its detractors as the rain tax.
    Although the bills share the same mission, they differ on the timeline for doing away with the fees...
  • A Republican Governor Will Add Balance To The Legislative Process

    By Senator Ed Reilly
    There is change in Maryland. Republican Larry Hogan has been elected as the seventh Republican governor of our state and the first since 2007, when Robert Ehrlich finished his one term as governor of Maryland. This win ended the trifecta that has controlled our state government during the O’...

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