Friday, February 22, 2013
The chief executive officer of Howard County’s Economic Development Authority will be sworn into office at 10 a.m. Friday in Annapolis.
Laura Neuman, who was selected to be the new county executive, was greeted with a rush of applause moments after she received a majority vote Thursday from the Anne Arundel County Council. Neuman, 46, of Annapolis, currently serves as the CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority. She gave a rousing speech during her interview with council members on Thursday night, laying her whole life bare—her trials and successes in making her own way in the world. Neuman earned a master's in business administration without a high school diploma or undergraduate degree, worked at T. Rowe Price, and Hilton Hotels before earning a name for herself in Maryland. "It is truly an honor to serve," Neuman said after she was selected by the …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Silver Spring women among first to marry.
The long-awaited enactment of Maryland’s Civil Marriage Protection Act on Jan. 1 saw a number of same-sex marriages across the state, including the union between two Silver Spring women. The wedding of Ruth Siegel and Nina Nethery was one of a number of same-sex ceremonies profiled in a recent Washington Post story about New Year’s Day weddings. The couple’s ceremony began virtually as soon as the law took effect, at 12:02 a.m., with each participant wearing a baseball cap that read either Bride One or Bride Two. Nethery explained the importance of marriage to her. “When we have an argument, I always think about splitting up and leaving. But I’ve been married before and I remember this phenomenon. It changes your perception on how you …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Get a preview of the bills for the 2013 session on the county's website.
Interested in hearing about the issues the Prince George's County state delegation will be voting on and discussing in the 2013 session? The delegation will host a public hearing on Dec. 1 at Prince George’s County Community College. Before you head to the hearing or if you can't make it, the bills are available to view on the delegation's website— www.princegeorgeshousedelegation.com—under the “Legislation” menu. This menu will be updated as new legislation is drafted. In addition to public comments at the hearing, citizens are encouraged to submit written testimony to the delegates by e-mailing email@example.com. The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in the Queen Anne Theater on campus. The Prince George’s County House Delegation meets on …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Protestors argued that pit bulls are being unfairly targeted by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Annapolis resident Stehle Harris is afraid she won't have a home. As the owner of a bull terrier, Harris said the recent Maryland Court of Appeals opinion that pit bulls and pit bull crossbreeds are dangerous could lead to a slippery slope. It holds owners and landlords liable for attacks involving a dog believed to be a pit bull. "I think pit bulls' capacity to do damage is no greater than a chihuahua," she said. "I'm more apprehensive about smaller dogs." Harris was one of a group of Marylanders protesting the court's opinion at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis on Tuesday afternoon. Erin Harty of Baltimore said Harris' fears aren't unfounded. As a volunteer at Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, she said the center is already being …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
State senator urges General Assembly to move past gambling during special session.
The following letter was submitted by Sen. C. Anthony Muse, (D-Dist. 26) of Fort Washington. “The Only Gaming During a Special Session Should be Doubling Down on the People’s Business” Whether you support casinos in Maryland or not, one thing is certain, the proposed expansion of gaming will have no direct impact on the fiscal year 2013 budget. In fact, projected revenues from a proposed casino in Prince George’s County would not be realized for nearly six years, at best; and projected revenues from table games are a few years off as well. Further, the expansion of gaming hinges on the voters of Maryland agreeing to support the referendum, which some may say is likely, but there are no guarantees. For these reasons, and many others, it…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Legislation on the budget, a teacher pension shift, wind farming and transportation infrastructure funding are in limbo.
By Mike Bock, Aaron Carter, Mali Krantz, Dave Nyczepir and Ellen Stodola for Capital News Service Legislation on the budget, a teacher pension shift, wind farming, a casino and transportation infrastructure funding all were in limbo Friday, as the General Assembly prepared to wrap up for 2012. With the legislative session set to end Monday, legislators plan to put in overtime on Saturday as they attempt to tackle these issues -- the largest being the state's budget. "You know we don't have a budget folks," said Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. to the Senate on Thursday. "Conferees are having a very difficult time." While the budget conference committee, comprised of delegates and senators, was close to reaching consensus on …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Man went missing while sailing in Chesapeake Bay.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker will join national NAACP leaders in Annapolis today for push to abolish death penalty.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Republican delegates gathered in Annapolis Thursday to deliver thousands of petitions to the Maryland Secretary of State's office.
Republican delegates delivered an overwhelming number of petitions to Annapolis on Thursday evening to get the Maryland Dream Act in front of the public for a vote in 2012. More than 12 boxes, each brimming with petition signatures, were stacked around the entrance to the Maryland Secretary of State’s office on Thursday evening. They were delivered there by volunteers and delegates who want to see the Dream Act canceled by placing it on the 2012 ballot for a statewide referendum. They needed 55,736 signatures. And Republican Del. Neil Parrott (R-Washington) said on Thursday that with this newest batch, they have amassed more than 110,000. Senate Bill 167, commonly called the Maryland Dream Act, would allow high-performing, undocumented, …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
There was not much in the way of support among those who testified in Howard County on Feb. 23 to let their representatives know how constituents were leaning.
On Wednesday evening, the Maryland DREAM Act took the floor in Annapolis. But Howard County residents made their stance clear at the Feb. 23 delegation hearing in Ellicott City, two weeks before the issue came up for debate by legislators. Several residents shared their reasons for opposing the bill, which would allow students to pay in-state college tuition regardless of their immigration status. “People confuse me with an ATM machine,” said Ellicott City resident Chris Oxenham. He went to the University of Maryland and paid in-state tuition, he said, a right that he earned because his parents were taxpaying citizens. “[Now] I own a business out in Glenelg….There are business people out here, and we are being taxed to death…Make […