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Peter Franchot Slams General Assembly on Gambling

August 16, 2012


The gambling bill designed to fatten the big gaming corporations has passed both houses of the Maryland General Assembly and was quickly signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley. Comptroller Peter Franchot responded with the following statement, printed in full below: “The passage of legislation that will pave the way for a Las Vegas-style casino in Prince […]

Eastern Shore Candidates Seek Favor With Small Business and Farmers, Ignore Everyone Else

October 14, 2010


Everyone in Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset Counties is a small business owner or a farmer. That’s the impression you would get, listening to the Maryland General Assembly District 38 candidates during a debate at Wor-Wic Community College on Wednesday night. Welcome to the Lower Eastern Shore, home to small business people and chicken farmers. All […]

Ocean City And America, Fall 2010

September 21, 2010


The trip isn’t over till it’s over . . .  And I’m not sure it’s ever over . . . Ocean City Summer Turns Into Fall The 2010 season is just about done in Ocean City. Delmarvelous Bike Week finished it off with a roar. The bikers are gone . . . and they left […]

Frank Kratovil Spending Taxpayer Money

April 12, 2010


Did you receive the interesting mailing from Rep. Frank Kratovil? It came in the mail on Saturday. Rep. Kratovil represents those of us who live in Maryland’s First Congressional District.  He mailed us two classy fliers in late 2009, and one earlier this year. This fourth flier is the nicest one yet, in my opinion. […]

Rep. Frank Kratovil Uses Tax Dollars To Tell Us He's Against Wasteful Spending

March 9, 2010


Re-election Politics 101 Did you see the glossy flier from Rep. Frank Kratovil in your mailbox?  It’s a classy mailer with eye-catching words: “Stopping Washington’s Blank Check.” Plus two full-color photos of your representative, Frank Kratovil. Rep. Kratovil, a Democratic congressman running for re-election this year, highlights three issues: “CUTTING GOVERNMENT SPENDING NOW” “EARMARK REFORM” […]

March 1 Is Tax Day For Taxicabs In Ocean City

February 26, 2010


For anyone who owned and operated a taxicab fleet or a single taxicab in Ocean City last season, March 1 is tax day. That’s the day you must show up at City Hall and purchase a taxicab medallion if you want to stay in business. The price tag, or franchise fee, is $1,500 each for […]

Marylanders Leading Fight for Health Care

February 25, 2010


Maryland is well-represented in President Barack Obama’s health-care showdown today, live and televised from Blair House. As President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walked across the street to the White House for the lunch break, the president paused for an impromptu one-on-one with Rep. Steny Hoyer, the congressman from Southern Maryland, who also happens […]