Tag: Andy Harris
Maryland ranks near top of states with most political engagement.Read More
Marylanders with pre-existing conditions would be protected, even if Supreme Court jettisons ACA.Read More
Brandon Scott’s lead widens in Baltimore mayor’s race. Del. Nick Mosby is likely City Council president; Bill Henry beats Comptroller Joan PrattRead More
Most Marylanders agree with Gov. Hogan’s COVID-19 restrictions, new Gonzales Poll finds.Read More
“All of the bills you will be considering over the next 61 days are important and worthy of debate and discussion. But none of them are nearly as important as addressing the out-of-control violent crime, the shootings, and murders that are destroying Baltimore City,” Gov.Larry Hogan said Wednesday in a 25-minute speech to a joint session of the House and Senate at the State House in Annapolis.Read More
Maryland Rep. John Delaney was among 47 Democrats to join with almost all House Republicans, including Rep. Andy Harris, Thursday in blocking further admissions of Syrian refugees into the United States pending tougher vetting. The restrictions, in a bill called the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act, passed on a 287-137 vote, despite a veto threat from President Barack Obama. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Timonium, was recovering from surgery and was one of only eight representatives who did not vote.Read More
Over the rivers and through the woods, two dozen runners and bikers will start a 3-day super marathon Friday morning to traverse the 225-mile perimeter of Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District, the second most gerrymandered seat in the country.
The “gerrymander meander” is organized by Common Cause, the League of Women Voters, and the Annapolis section of the National Council of Jewish Women to encourage Maryland to reform its highly partisan process of congressional redistricting.Read More
Off to the Races: Hogan’s hijacking; the Harry Hughes problem; Neuman backs Kittleman; District 12’s crowded field
Last week was chock full of hearings and events as politicos and legislators tried to cram things in before Thanksgiving/Hannukah and a short run-up to Christmas.Read More
Let’s agree Obamacare’s sign-up period is off to a dreadful start. On a positive note, this isn’t a dash but a long-distance race. There’s plenty of time to overcome the IT glitches.Read More
The internal party struggle over filling the Senate seat vacated by Sen. E.J. Pipkin in District 36 on the Upper Shore remains in flux as freshman Del. Steve Hershey of Queen Anne’s County secured the official vote of the Kent County Republican Central Committee on Thursday. This reversed a Tuesday vote that went to Audrey Scott, the 77-year-old Queenstown resident and former Republican State Party Chair.Read More
In the insider race to succeed Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin in the seat he resigned on the Upper Shore, former Republican Party State Chair Audrey Scott has become the surprise front runner. Two of the central committees in the four counties of District 36 have voted for her, dissing the campaigns of current Dels. Mike Smigiel and Steve Hershey.Read More
Three-term Del. Michael Smigiel of Cecil County will now have to compete against a close colleague in District 36 to fill the seat vacated by Senate Republican Leader E.J. Pipkin, who is moving to Texas. Freshman Del. Steve Hershey, R- Queen Anne’s, said he will enter his name for consideration with the Republican central committees of Caroline, Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties — saying there is currently “no clear cut favorite.” Former Del. Richard Sossi, defeated by Hershey in a close 2010 race, said he will also file.Read More
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