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.

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February 12, 2021

Harford delegation tables vote on all-elected school board until next week to get more feedback

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.

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April 24, 2020

Upper Chesapeake pledges continued service to Havre de Grace community while city leaders express ire over Harford Memorial Hospital closure

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, …

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April 16, 2020

Upper Chesapeake hospital consolidation plans for Harford County approved by state health commission

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 …

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February 19, 2020

Lisanti to Testify for Defense Workforce Opportunity Act

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 …

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February 13, 2020

HdG Supports Teen Who Needs Medical Cannabis At School

HAVRE DE GRACE, MD — The Havre de Grace City Council hosted a special meeting this week to pass a resolution in support of one of its young residents.

In an unusual move, Havre de Grace Mayor William T. Martin convened a meeting Wednesday night to put on record that the city supports proposed legislation inspired by Connor Sheffield.

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February 11, 2020

Md. bill would let auto policyholders choose ‘genuine’ parts

A bill scheduled for a hearing next month would demand Maryland policyholders be given the right to choose between “genuine,” aftermarket or certified aftermarket “crash parts” during a collision repair.

The definition of “genuine” suggested in House Bill 1418 for “motor vehicle liability insurance” permits recycled parts.

It defines genuine parts as anything “manufactured by or for the original manufacturer of the motor vehicle to be repaired” and “authorized to carry the name or trademark of the original manufacturer of the motor vehicle.”

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February 2, 2020

Lawmakers Intensify Bipartisan Push to Lower Late Fees on Electronic Tolls

A group of Maryland lawmakers say they’ve heard from drivers who complain about getting tagged with hundreds — sometimes even thousands — of dollars in late fees connected to Maryland’s video tolling system.

Maryland’s $50 late fees on video toll fines are too high, state Del. Alfred C. Carr Jr. (D-Montgomery) said last week. He called them predatory, and he said he is working to pass House Bill 38, which would drop the fines to $5.

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