June 22, 2018

Harford Teachers Union endorses Delegate Lisanti in Primary

Harford teachers union lists candidate endorsements [Letter] The Aegis Letter to Editor from Teachers Union The Harford County Education Association has endorsed 16 candidates for local, state and national offices in the upcoming elections. We believe these candidates will best serve the needs of our community, our schools, our teachers and our children. Most importantly, these candidates have demonstrated a …

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February 2, 2018

Harford legislators file bills for bond funds for SARC, preschool

By David Anderson Harford County legislators have filed bond bills in Annapolis seeking funding for a handful of projects, including an improved and expanded shelter for Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center and improvements to a historic northern Harford building that houses a community preschool. Another bond bill would support the ongoing renovation of the Historical Society of Harford County’s headquarters …

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January 10, 2018

Harford legislators get down to business as 2018 General Assembly session begins

By David Anderson and Allan Vought Harford County’s eight state delegates and three state senators joined their 136 fellow legislators for the traditional start of a new legislative session in Annapolis Wednesday. The session falls during an election year, as incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is seeking a second term and many legislators — including Harford’s — are kicking their …

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October 5, 2017

Freeze your credit before you get burned

by Susan C. Lee Thanks to a new law, Marylanders may freeze their credit reports once for free as of Oct. 1st, and now more than ever, it is in your interest to do so. Equifax, a credit monitoring agency, was recently hacked, exposing the sensitive personal information of at least 145 million people. And last week, Yahoo disclosed that …

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April 5, 2017

Maryland General Assembly gives final OK to Democrats’ sick leave bill

By Michael Dresser The General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to a landmark bill that would extend paid sick leave to almost 700,000 Maryland workers, setting up a potential clash with Gov. Larry Hogan, who has threatened to veto the measure. The House of Delegates approved the Senate version of the Democratic legislation by a veto-proof margin, sending it to …

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March 17, 2017

State bill would protect workers affected by hospital closures

By David Anderson• Statewide legislation is being considered in the Maryland General Assembly that would provide some relief for displaced employees of hospitals that close, such as University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace which is slated to close in the next several years. Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, whose district includes Havre de Grace, is sponsoring House …

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February 3, 2017

Maryland looks to crown ‘King of Ducks’ state waterfowl

Jake Brodsky, Capital News Service ~~The state of Maryland has a host of symbols, ranging from iconic, such as the Baltimore oriole and the diamondback terrapin, to trivial, like the state’s official sport of jousting or milk as the state’s official beverage. Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti, D-Harford, is proposing a bill that would add a new state symbol: the canvasback …

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December 8, 2016

Reaction varied to latest plan to replace Harford Memorial Hospital

By Bryna Zumer Harford County Executive Barry Glassman praised University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s plans for a more limited-use hospital in Havre de Grace and expanded inpatient services at its Bel Air location, but a state legislator has concerns about the impact the planned closing of Harford Memorial Hospital will have on the surrounding area. Glassman said he believes …

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