Enhanced Maryland work zone laws, increased fines going into effect June 1

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Highway Administration is reminding motorists of changes to speed enforcement laws in an effort to improve safety for highway workers. The new law, which goes into effect on June 1, 2024, will allow speed cameras to be placed in more work zones across the state. The law also increases fines for violations detected by work zone […]

District 7 Delegates celebrate annual legislative scholarship recipients

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The District 7 Delegates this week announced the awarding of their annual legislative scholarships. Delegates Ryan Nawrocki, Kathy Szeliga, and Lauren Arikan hosted a celebration ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, to honor the recipients and their families.  The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company hosted the event in their truck bay. The scholarship application opened in January and decisions were made in […]

Baltimore County Fire Chief Rund to retire in July

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday made two senior leadership announcements. Baltimore County Fire Department Chief Joanne Rund on Monday announced her plans to retire from County service, effective July 2024. Additionally, Kimberly Routson will serve as acting director of Government Affairs. Routson will succeed Jennifer Aiosa who has departed from her role as of director of Government […]

NOW YOU KNOW: Baltimore County speed camera bill on life support

The following is an update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki have been extremely concerned about a bill that has been reintroduced this session in the General Assembly. The bill would allow unlimited speed cameras to be placed across Baltimore County. HB58, Baltimore County—Speed Monitoring Systems—Residential Districts, authorizes the use of speed monitoring […]

NOW YOU KNOW: As the Cost of Living Increases, So Does the Cost of Driving

The following is an editorial piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Another day, another way of trying to take money from Marylanders’ pockets seems to be the theme of Annapolis. Governor Moore has already asked for “Moore” than over 250 new fee increases in this legislative session. Now, Maryland liberals have introduced HB1070, which would require the Maryland […]

Delegates call for local law enforcement to cooperate with ICE in response to border crisis

The following is an editorial piece from Delegate Kathy Szeliga and Delegate Matt Morgan. Due to the massive influx of illegal immigrants caused by President Biden’s open border policies, communities around the country have become increasingly unsafe. Just recently, a Venezuelan migrant who crossed the southern border illegally killed 22-year-old Georgia college student Laken Riley while she was out for […]

Governor Moore announces EmPOWER Maryland plan to increase energy efficiency in more than 60,000 households

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will increase the number of households served by its EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program over the next three years. The approved plan is in response to new statewide household electric savings goals for limited-income households, established by the passage of HB169 during the 2023 […]