Business, Politics

County Council candidate calls for tabling pay increases for Baltimore County elected officials

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Tony Campbell, Republican nominee for the 6th Councilmanic District is calling for a tabling of any pay increases for Baltimore County officials, the County Executive, and the County Council until new members are sworn in later this year. “Politicians giving themselves a raise is never a good thing. Politicians who do it in the middle of a recession, …


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Maryland Primary Election 2022 Results: Olszewski, McDonough lead Baltimore County Executive race

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland voted on Tuesday and many results from 2022’s primary election are still coming in. In race for governor, Trump-endorsed Dan Cox (56.2%) led the Republican charge, defeating the Hogan-endorsed Kelly Schulz (40.3%).  On the Democrats’ side, Wes Moore (36.7%) leads Tom Perez (27.4%). In the race for Baltimore County Executive, Johnny Olszewski (84.2%) defeated Adam Reuter (15.8%) on …


WMCCA: Vote NO to Bill 41-22

NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association President Heather Patti. On Tuesday evening, June 28th, the Baltimore County Council will vote on Bill 41-22, a Bill that would allow the County Administrative Officer the discretion to waive Developer’s Fees. Recall for a moment that Baltimore County’s Inspector General found that Baltimore County had illegally waived …

Baltimore County 2022 Women of the Year announced, to be recognized on Monday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and the Commission for Women will recognize three outstanding women during its 40th Annual “Woman of the Year” Awards Ceremony. The event will take place on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Baltimore County Council Chambers. The 2022 recipients are: Charlotte W. Bullock as the “Woman of the Year”, a long-standing resident dedicated to …

Baltimore County Council delays vote on bill that would waive fees for developers amid criticism

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council voted unanimously this week to delay the vote on a bill that would notify councilmembers when there is a request to waive fees for developers. In light of recent criticism of the legislation, the County Council delayed the vote until July. Back in January, the Baltimore County Inspector General released a report indicating that millions …

Five Baltimore County Council members sign letter urging school board to consider replacing superintendent

TOWSON, MD—Five members of the Baltimore County Council have signed a letter urging the school board to replace Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams. In the letter, the councilmembers cite constant issues found in Baltimore County Public Schools such as transportation issues, school buses running late, and low student and teacher morale. The letter tp Baltimore County Board of Education Chair Julie …

Sierra Club endorses Councilman David Marks for reelection

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Sierra Club, the nation’s largest environmental advocacy organization, has endorsed Baltimore County Councilman David Marks for reelection. “I am very happy to tell you that the Sierra Club has endorsed your candidacy for Baltimore county council in the 2022 election cycle,” wrote Marie LaPorte, political chair of the Greater Baltimore Group of the Sierra Club. “We greatly appreciate …

Olszewski expands Operation ReTree Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Council Chair Julian Jones on Thursday celebrated Earth Week by announcing an expansion of Operation ReTree Baltimore County, a new equity-based tree planting initiative that is expanding severely diminished tree canopies in highly populated, lower-income neighborhoods. Surrounded by community members and officials, Olszewski and Jones planted one of 45 native trees that are …