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Pittman, Arundel health department address gun violence

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Anne Arundel County Department of Health have released a strategic plan to reduce gun violence led by the county’s Gun Violence Intervention Team.  Using a structured public health approach, the plan identifies data-driven and evidence-based strategies that engage community members, law enforcement, mental and behavioral health agencies, and […]

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In Maryland: Bill includes $390M for APL

Congressman C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger joined his fellow appropriators in passing legislation that will support economic development, including $390 million for NASA’s Dragonfly program to explore the habitability of Saturn’s largest moon, which is led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in North Laurel; and law enforcement across Maryland.  The $85.5 billion Commerce, Justice and […]

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Maryland invests $2M to attract international businesses

A $2 million investment is going towards the Maryland Global Gateway, an initiative that builds on the state’s Soft Landing Program. The program helps match international prospects with local incubators throughout the state, while growing Maryland’s hub of international companies. The program provides temporary homes for foreign companies looking to expand to the U.S. at an affordable […]

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Ruppersberger secures more than $240M for state defense 

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee advanced a defense funding bill that includes a 4.6 percent pay raise for troops as well as more than $240 million to boost programs and projects that contribute to Maryland’s defense-focused economy championed by Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger.  The $761.1 billion Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2023 now heads to the […]

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Pittman, ACDS announce community support grants

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced $2.12 million in funding for 74 community-based organizations through the county’s Community Support Grant awards program managed by Arundel Community Development Services.  Since Pittman reintroduced the program as part of the county’s fiscal 2021 budget, 154 awards totaling $4.5 million have been made to 92 unique nonprofits providing […]

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MEA announces $1.7M in for offshore wind grants

The Maryland Energy Administration has announced $1.7 million in grant awards to six businesses and/or training centers under the fiscal 2022 Maryland Offshore Wind Capital Expenditure Grant Program and the Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Grant Program. The purpose of the programs is to establish an offshore wind supply chain in Maryland by helping workforce training centers and emerging […]

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Bill passed to fund veterans, Maryland military facilities

The House Appropriations Committee passed legislation funding veterans programs and improvements at military facilities, including $7.6 million for a new test fabrication facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground championed by Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger.  In all, the $314 billion Military Construction-Veterans Affairs funding bill for fiscal year 2023 provides $601 million for improvements at Maryland installations. […]

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Howard signs Camp Ilchester purchase agreement

Howard County has completed the purchase agreement for Camp Ilchester. In May, the Howard County Council approved the County Executive Calvin Ball’s proposal to include $6 million in the budget to acquire the 21-acre property from the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. Howard County intends to preserve Camp Ilchester as green space, keeping up to 105 housing units out of the development pipeline […]

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Bipartisan Council majority passes Arundel’s fiscal ’23 budget

The Anne Arundel County Council passed County Executive Steuart Pittman’s fiscal 2023 budget in a bipartisan 6-1 vote. Voting in favor were Chair Lisa Rodvien, and Councilmembers Andrew Pruski, Sarah Lacey, Allison Pickard, Nathan Volke and Amanda Fiedler.  The budget includes a tax cut that lowers the income tax rate on the first $50,000 of […]