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New commerce secretary promotes Maryland’s future Kelly Schulz, Maryland’s new secretary of commerce, has been on the job for little more than two months and she’s preparing for the 21st century. “Maryland has many business-friendly assets, first and foremost of which is Governor Hogan’s commitment to our state being Open for Business,” she said, describing […]

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Pittman Unveils Arundel County Transition Report

More than 200 volunteers contributed to Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman’s recently released transition report. The 20-page report includes 63 broad recommendations, with a total of 298 action items in the subcommittee reports. Recommendations included adding some key management positions within county government, increasing staffing levels for teachers and public safety personnel, adopting new […]

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Ball Releases Spending Affordability Advisory Committee Report

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has released the Spending Affordability Advisory Committee Report for fiscal 2020. In December 2018, Ball renewed the committee through Executive Order, giving them several objectives and a deadline of March 1, 2019. The committee was charged with reviewing the status and projections of revenues and expenditures for the county, not […]

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Anne Arundel releases health assessment

The 2018 Anne Arundel County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) has been released. The comprehensive, data-driven report, which identifies the health needs of the community, is a collaboration between the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Anne Arundel Medical Center, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC), Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, […]

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Pittman introduces campaign finance reform

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman has announced the introduction of state legislation to reform campaign finance rules in Anne Arundel County. Senate Bill 710 was introduced at the request of the county executive and will prohibit campaign donations to county council and county executive candidates by developers with applications pending before the county. “As […]