A pair of lawmakers representing Harford and Baltimore counties are considering introducing a bill during next year’s legislative session to make school superintendents in those counties elected positions.Continue reading
Bad news gets headlines and good news gets buried; therefore, I am committed to keep you informed on issues and tell you "the rest of the story." So often we read something posted on social media or see a headline; yet, all too often we don’t know the behind the scenes information that lends context or explains the complexity of an event or issue. My goal is to give you a front row seat into your government and a critical analysis of how decisions are made so that you can spot political agendas, separate fact from fiction, and draw your own conclusions.
The Harford County Delegation opted to table for one week voting on an amendment to a bill that seeks to change the makeup of the county’s Board of Education from elected and appointed members to a fully elected board.
Several delegation members who had pushed last week to take a vote on the amendment before it had been written said during Thursday’s delegation meeting they wanted to give more time for public input.Continue reading
By DAVID ANDERSON | THE AEGIS |APR 24, 2020 AT 5:00 AM University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health remains committed to the patients served through Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, a hospital slated to close in the coming years as UCH begins a major transition in how its hospital services are delivered in Harford County. City officials in Havre de Grace, however, …Continue reading
By DAVID ANDERSONTHE AEGIS |APR 16, 2020 AT 5:07 PM Members of the Maryland Health Care Commission voted Thursday in favor of plans by University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health to consolidate its hospital services in Harford County, despite calls by some elected officials to remove the matter from the commission’s docket in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Upper Chesapeake’s three requests on the agenda included …Continue reading
Maryland is the first state in the country to start a free, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents, all across the state. HOW DOES IT WORK? Every day a telephone call will be placed to a participant at a regularly scheduled time. These calls will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. as close as possible …Continue reading
I am back on the House floor today, but I want to be sure all of you have seen that The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic that has infected nearly 200,000 people worldwide, and a national emergency has been declared. As of today, March 16, 2020, Maryland has reported 37 confirmed cases of …Continue reading
After weeks of monitoring the spread of Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19, we are now seeing the virus affect our state and local communities. This is not a drill. This is a serious situation, which requires all Marylanders to be proactive, vigilant, and calm. The Maryland General Assembly, the Governor, and all state agencies are unified in the effort to keep residents safe …Continue reading
On Friday, February 21, 2020, Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti (Harford County) will testify in front of the House Ways and Means Committee in support of her legislation, House Bill 371, which would exempt military retirement income from Maryland State taxes. Delegate Lisanti said “The legislature has been working on reducing the tax burden on our Veterans for some time now…It …Continue reading
Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti is constantly working to make Maryland a better state to live in, work in, and do business in; therefore, it should come as no surprise that many of the bills she introduces aim to one or more of these three goals. On February 17, 2020 there were hearings before the Economic Matters Committee on House Bills …Continue reading