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The Reality of Obamacare Hits Home

Posted: July 26, 2015 at 10:32 pm   /   Newsletter

By Pat Fenati While going door-to-door during my campaign last October, I spoke with a voter who told me his wife needed surgery. Since their deductible was $12,000, she planned to postpone the surgery until 2015 rather than use the deductible late in 2014 and face another $12,000 fee a few months later. For all […]

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Stuck on the Beltway? Virginia Offers Congestion Ideas to Maryland

Posted: July 26, 2015 at 12:11 am   /   Newsletter

By Mark Uncapher Public attention on Maryland transportation planning issues has primarily focused on the Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties’ Purple Line and Baltimore’s Red Line since Larry Hogan became governor. The largely limited impact these two projects would actually have on congestion has often been lost. Planners estimate that the Purple Line would add […]

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Why is the County Still in the Liquor Business?

Posted: July 26, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   Newsletter

By Richard Fidler Montgomery County is only one of the nation’s more than 3,000 counties which has complete control over the sale and distribution of alcohol. But in spite of increasing calls to privatize the whole operation and get the county out of the liquor business, virtually nothing has been done. Why? Could it be […]

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Allen West at Times Square Rally: The Voice of American Exceptionalism

Posted: July 25, 2015 at 11:51 pm   /   Newsletter

By Deborah Lambert Last week’s rally at Times Square to protest America’s nuclear deal with Iran attracted thousands of people and an impressive list of speakers, who called attention to the multitude of problems with this so-called agreement, in order to try and prevent it from going into effect.Dozens of organizations sponsored the “Stop Iran […]

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James Calderwood Appointed to Chair Maryland Transportation Commission

Posted: July 25, 2015 at 11:48 pm   /   Newsletter

By Deborah Lambert Governor Hogan has appointed antitrust lawyer James A. Calderwood to chair the Maryland Transportation Commission, where he will serve as an advisor to the Governor and Secretary of Transportation, and study the state transportation system. In his previous position as special counsel at the law firm, Zuckert, Scoutt and Rasenberg, L.L.C., Calderwood’s […]

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