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Letter To The Editor: In Response To “The Pressure Is Real”

Dear Mr. Roche,I just read your article “The Pressure Is Real” and have a few related comments and questions. I appreciate your writing on this topic, as I am a family-friend of a recent … more

Changes In Anne Arundel County

Happy spring to everyone! Along with the change of season, there are new ideas and positive changes happening at the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office. We are starting to implement plans and … more

Crossover – What’s That?

In theater, we have a time known as tech week when we feel like gods because we create whole worlds in six days, and on the seventh day, we do two shows. I have discovered that this world also exists … more

When Should The School Year End?

Do you remember when summer vacation ended after Labor Day weekend? Throughout the years, this date, which had been set as an unwritten tradition, has changed. Only a few years ago, children were … more

Politicians Should Not Be Drawing Their Own Electoral Maps

On March 26, the Supreme Court heard arguments in cases from Maryland and North Carolina, where citizens are asking the court to find that drawing congressional districts along partisan lines is … more

A Recap Of Our Budget Town Hall

On March 26, District 5 did not disappoint for the budget town hall that I had the pleasure of co-hosting with County Executive Steuart Pittmann. Just over 250 residents came out to hear our remarks, … more

The History Of Women’s Suffrage

Nineteen is the magic number for women's suffrage. more

The Value Of Focused Rage

As the saying goes, “Well-behaved women rarely make history,” and we are in a moment in our history that I never thought I’d see in my lifetime. more

An Update On Environmental Matters

Our county has a strong environmental ethic, and our communities depend on a clean, healthy environment as part of their quality of life. more

The County Budget

For 45 days, the council has dissected, analyzed, discussed and assessed the county executives’ budget that was presented on May 1. more

County Executive Pittman Unveils Anne Arundel County Transition Report

In a departure from traditional transition team structure, Pittman’s transition committees focused on communities rather than specific county departments. more

Federal Tax Reform, One Year In

One thing we do know – and that we expected – is that uncertainty remains the driving factor behind changed spending habits. more

Letter To The Editor: St. Martin’s Construction

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” more

The Role Of The Sheriff’s Office

Happy holidays from the Office of the Sheriff of Anne Arundel County! It is truly my pleasure to be your newly elected sheriff and the 120th sheriff in the history of the county. more

Maryland Has A Thriving Business Scene

I want to express my deep and sincere gratitude to the voters of Anne Arundel County and all of Maryland for once again placing their trust in me to continue serving as your comptroller. more

Recent Traffic Safety Concerns

I’m offering updated information on a couple of traffic safety concerns that many constituents have contacted me on. more

Gerrymandering Update

Let’s stop GerryMaryland. more

Building On The Excitement

Today, as I work to put together my team, as I get to know my fellow delegates, learn about my committee assignments, gather information on legislative priorities, and cull my schedule to ensure I haven’t missed an orientation, inauguration or opportunity for community engagement, I am filled with excitement. more

WATCH: Voice Editors Chat With Comptroller Peter Franchot

Topics included the government shutdown’s effect on the local economy, the upcoming tax season, school start dates and craft beer. more

We Want Anne Arundel To Be The Best Place

On December 3, I took the oath of office to be your county executive. That oath represents my commitment to you. more
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