Three Baltimore County Council members speak out against Governor Moore’s proposed housing legislation

The following is an open letter from Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, Councilman Todd Crandell, and Councilman Wade Kach: Dear Baltimore County citizens: As elected representatives from eastern and northern Baltimore County, we voice our deep concern and opposition to proposed legislation that would allow high density housing projects without County Council input, review, or approval. At the state level, […]

Attorney General Brown announces $7.2 million in revenue to Maryland Opioid Restitution Fund from settlement with Publicis

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has announced that he and other state Attorneys General, working together with tribal governments, have reached a $350 million fifty-state settlement agreement with Publicis Health, LLC (“Publicis”), a division of the Paris-based global marketing conglomerate Publicis Groupe, S.A. Maryland will receive $7.2 million from the settlement (PDF) for Maryland to use in its […]

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announces campaign for Congress [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced plans to run for Congress. “Johnny O.” will look to replace retiring Democratic Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger in Maryland’s second district. Olszewski, 41, is currently serving his second term as Baltimore County Executive. He previously spent nine years in the Maryland General Assembly. “I am excited to announce that I’m officially running […]

Maryland Forest Service now accepting applications for Community Forestry Catalyst Fund

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Forest Service is offering a new grant program to distribute $4.8 million in federal Inflation Reduction Act funds towards urban and community forestry projects during the next four years. The Community Forestry Catalyst Fund expands resources for Maryland’s ambitious commitment to enhance its forest cover and tree canopy through the state’s 5 Million Trees for Maryland initiative […]

Delegates Szeliga, Nawrocki express concern over proposed bill allowing unlimited speed cameras in Baltimore County

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki on Tuesday issued statements expressing concern regarding HB58, which would allow unlimited speed cameras across Baltimore County, even outside of school zones. Last year, due to many concerns, this bill did not make its way out of the Baltimore County delegation; however, it has returned to the state legislature again this year. HB58 […]

Councilman Marks: Oppose Moore’s plan for dense development

The following is an editorial piece from Baltimore County Councilman David Marks. Throughout the Fifth District, one of the most recurring messages I hear from constituents is about overdevelopment. That’s why I’ve moved quickly in the new Fifth District to preserve open space, protect neighborhoods, and make sure growth is compatible with or communities. Last year, we blocked the Lafarge […]

Delegates Nawrocki, Szeliga share 2024 legislative session highlights and concerns

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Delegate Kathy Szeliga and Delegate Ryan Nawrocki on Wednesday said they eagerly anticipate the beginning of the 2024 legislative session, which lasts for 90 days until Sine Die on April 8th. The delegates say they are looking forward to introducing a package of bills during the session. These bills include legislation combating crime, protecting and supporting women, and addressing […]

NOW YOU KNOW: Year-end highlights – part 3

The following is a legislative update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. As we prepare for a new year filled with resolutions and growth, we took some time to review the highlights of what has taken place between the 2023 and upcoming 2024 legislative sessions. Once we return to Baltimore County after Sine Die, the work does not end. […]