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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March 17, 2020

Take Advantage of Maryland’s Senior Call Check Program

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 …

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March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020 – Coronavirus Update from Annapolis

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 …

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March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 – Coronavirus Update from Annapolis

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 …

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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

Mary Ann Co-Sponsoring Bill that Ends Predatory Toll Fines

“Enough is enough!” said Del. Mary Anne Lisanti, D-Harford County, on Friday, January 31, 2020, at a press conference underscoring her advocacy for House Bill 38, which would reduce the civil penalty for a video toll violation to no more than $5.00. Currently, those who don’t pay a Maryland toll – intentionally or unintentionally – are fined $50.00. HB 38 also …

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