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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March 9, 2015

Del. Lisanti introduces bill to help Aberdeen fund highway utility work

By Bryna Zumer Aberdeen leaders are hoping to avoid paying to move utility lines for state highway projects near Aberdeen Proving Ground, and a newly-proposed state bill could help them. After a state project to add lanes to Route 22, “we suddenly found out in the city that we were going to be required to move some utility lines, and …

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December 22, 2014

Lisanti assigned to House Economic Matters Committee

By Len Lazarick House Speaker Michael Busch late Friday announced committee assignments for six standing committees in the House of Delegates, giving 58 new delegates the spots where they will spend most of their time as legislators. Most incumbent delegates kept their current assignments, but six Democrats moved over to the Economic Matters Committee, the most shifts for any committee. …

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November 4, 2014

Lisanti wins a Delegate Seat, Preventing Republican sweep of Harford County

Bryna Zumer and David Anderson Republican Barry Glassman took a quick and commanding lead in his bid to become Harford County’s next county executive as early general election returns began to trickle in Tuesday. By 9:30 p.m., he declared victory. Harford also is getting a new sheriff, as Republican challenger Jeffrey Gahler knocked off two-term Democratic incumbent Sheriff Jesse Bane. …

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October 17, 2014

Mary Ann Introduces Bill to Improve to Community Input Meetings

UPDATE:  Bill Passes at the last Council Meeting of the year on Oct. 21st An argument Tuesday night over a bill that would have changed Harford County’s community input meetings highlighted the challenges of making the county’s development process more user-friendly. Councilwoman Mary Ann Lisanti introduced legislation asking developers to invite county planning and zoning officials to community input meetings, …

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September 11, 2014

Mary Ann Introduces Resolution Addressing Adequate Compensation for Public Employees

BY BRYNA ZUMER, [email protected] The Harford County Council members passed a heavily-edited resolution Tuesday night they hope will encourage the next county executive to give government, sheriff’s and public school employees a raise. The resolution, which council members said went through seven drafts, recommends the county executive “initiate and encourage open communication” between the council and the Board of Education, …

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June 25, 2014

Lisanti Top Vote Getter In Democratic Primary

BY BRYNA ZUMER, [email protected] Incumbent Del. Glen Glass won one of the Republican nominations for two House seats in the Route 40 area subdistrict 34B, while County Councilwoman Mary Ann Lisanti led a crowded Democratic field in Tuesday’s primary election. Unofficial returns have Lisanti leading the field of five by 544 votes over Marla Posey-Moss in second, who had a …

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June 19, 2014

Death of Nellie Armstrong Lisanti – Mother of Mary Ann Lisanti

Jun 19 2014 Passing of Nellie and Funeral Arrangements Press ReleaseFor Immediate Release Death of Nellie Armstrong Lisanti – Mother of Councilwoman LisantiFuneral Arrangements It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Nellie Armstrong Lisanti, Mother of Councilwoman Mary Ann Lisanti, at 90 a life-long resident of Havre de Grace who died June 18th at home …

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June 17, 2014

The Aegis Endorses Mary Ann Lisanti for Delegate

Legislative picks for Harford [Editorial] Editorial from The Aegis Harford County is represented in the Maryland General Assembly by delegates and state senators from three districts, all of which cross county lines and two of which are confusingly divided into subdistricts. Though the Maryland Board of Elections website lists a swarm of candidates running for the three Senate and nine House of Delegates …

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April 21, 2014

Mary Ann & Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenways River Clean Up

WBAL Baltimore Earth Day sweep cleans up Susquehanna River Annual cleaning uncovers litter, debris from Harford County shoreline HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. —Old tires, plastic bags and lots of other trash are found in the Susquehanna River every year, and every year, volunteers get together to help keep it clean as part of Earth Day efforts. Billy Boniface and his …

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April 16, 2014

Baltimore Sun Endorses Mary Ann Lisanti for Delegate

Baltimore Sun Editorial Harford endorsements [Editorial] The Sun makes endorsements in the following races in Harford County: District 7 The only contested primary race in District 7 is among the Republicans seeking seats in the House of Delegates, where the three incumbents are challenged by two political newcomers. Long-time incumbent Rick Impallaria and relative newcomer Kathy Szeliga have been reliable …

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