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Maryland’s 442nd Legislative Session Comes To A Close

The Maryland legislature wrapped up its annual 90-day session on April 12, passing some of the most comprehensive bills to come across the statehouse floor in recent history. more

Session Notes From The Senate

This year’s legislative session included bills related to pandemic relief, education, taxes and much more. Let’s take a closer look. more

Understanding The Mental Health Access Initiative

Last year, I introduced the Mental Health Access Initiative, which corrects a troubling disparity between how we address substance use disorder and mental illness. more

A “Unique” 2021 Session

In past legislative sessions, meeting for the 90 days in our House office building has been a hustle and bustle of activity and events. more

Looking Back At The Legislative Session

The 2021 legislative session ended on Monday, April 12, at midnight. more

Introducing The Sheriff’s App

The Sheriff's app allows access information about active warrants, victim services, the court system, COVID resources and more. more

Plan 2040: Moving On To Regional Plans

On April 19, the council debated amendments 56 through 128 — a six-hour meeting discussing and debating most amendments. more

Letter To The Editor: National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Hospice of the Chesapeake's president and CEO, Michael Brady, thanks families for their critical support. more

Plan 2040 — A Work In Progress

Bill 11-21, also known as Plan 2040 or the General Development Plan, is before the Anne Arundel County Council. more

Court Dog Therapy For Veterans

Senator Simonaire and I brought forth additional legislation that would allow the court dog therapy program to occur in the veterans treatment courts. more

Fund Our Schools!

The losses of the past year are incalculable. more

Letter To The Editor: Opposition To Four Modifications For Enclave At Severna Park Project

The health of our waterways and the life of the citizens of this county should be your top priority, not modifying county laws. more

Got An Opinion? Share It With Us!

We want to hear your thoughts regarding what’s happening in the neighborhood. more

Good News

Trinity Bible Church senior pastor Stephen Mitchell delivers good news: we are loved and wanted. There is living, lasting hope. more

Report Cards Can Create Slippery Slopes

Parameters are set in advance so that students may know what standards they will be graded on. It works a bit differently when you are in an elected roll. Or a recent report card from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) would suggest it does. more

Mr. County Executive, Policy Shapes Behavior

House Bill 933 would allow the Anne Arundel County Council to impose an increase on the rate of the transfer tax imposed on residential and commercial properties sold in the county. more

Combating Misinformation

It is hard to believe we are already past the midpoint of a legislative session unlike any other. more

Let’s End GerryMaryland

Gerrymandering is redrawing those lines for political advantage, whether to elect more members of a political party or protect political incumbents. Either way, your vote matters less. more

Welcome Back Students!

Finally, we have turned a corner on the long, winding road back to a normal school week for all students. more

The Danger Of Canceling Each Other Out: A Christian Response To Cancel Culture

Instead of the internet and culture fostering dialogue bridge-building and the world becoming a smaller place, today it seems the chasm between us has widened and the internet has become a glorified echo chamber that fosters tribalism rather than bridge-building. more
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