Politics

END-OF-YEAR POLL: Will you vote for Johnny Olszewski in 2022?

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Back in May, Johnny Olszewski, Jr. announced plans to run for a second four-year term as Baltimore County Executive in next year’s elections. Based on how he has handled the budget, transportation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and other local issues do you plan to vote for Johnny O. in 2022? Please take our poll below… Will you vote for Johnny …


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Baltimore County Board of Elections names new election director

HUNT VALLEY, MD—Baltimore County Board of Elections President Bruce Robinson on Thursday announced that Ruie Lavoie has been named the County’s new Election Director. Lavoie will begin in her new role on December 29, 2021. Lavoie has worked in Maryland elections for more than 12 years, the first 10 in Baltimore County, and the last two as Election Director in …


Olszewski announces legislation to create Baltimore County ‘Fair Election Fund’

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that he will introduce legislation to create Baltimore County’s first public financing system for candidates for County Council and County Executive, beginning with the 2026 election cycle. Olszewski has proposed a package of reforms in recent months, including a proposed charter amendment to create a system for public financing for candidates. …

Baltimore County Fair Election Fund Work Group issues final report

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Fair Election Fund Work Group on Thursday released its final report detailing a proposed structure and guidelines for creating Baltimore County’s first public financing system for candidates for County Council and County Executive. Establishing a Fair Election Fund is a key priority for Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, who has called for a public financing option …

Governor Hogan vetoes bill that would eliminate life sentences without parole for juveniles

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced actions on legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2021 legislative session. The governor has vetoed SB494 – Juveniles Convicted as Adults – Sentencing – Limitations and Reductions. Governor Hogan issued the following statement on the matter: “Our administration has consistently demonstrated a historic commitment to criminal justice reform. In 2016, we passed …

Olszewski announces Baltimore County Fair Election Fund Work Group

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the creation of the Fair Election Fund Work Group, which will make recommendations to the Baltimore County Council on the creation and implementation of a public financing system for candidates running for county council and county executive in the 2026 election cycle. Establishing a Fair Election Fund is a key priority …

Governor Hogan declares state of emergency for Presidential Inauguration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation (below) declaring a state of emergency related to the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. This executive action will allow the state to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states. The governor has also asked the White House for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to reimburse state …

FBI seeks to identify violent agitators involved in Washington D.C. unrest, Governor Hogan to hold press conference

WASHINGTON, DC—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively investigating Wednesday’s civil unrest in Washington D.C. A group of protestors breached the U.S. Capitol building while Congress was in session to certify the 2020 presidential elections results. At least 4 people are dead and 52 individuals were arrested.  Fourteen police officers were also injured in the disturbance. The Maryland Emergency Management …