Talking Politics: City of Annapolis

March 21, 2022,

Where you gonna park when Hillman comes down? The date has not been set for the start of demolition of the Hillman Garage, but it is coming down very soon.  The demolition and construction process will take between 14 to 16 month and during that time it will be very challenging to find parking in […]

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Talking Politics: Anne Arundel County

March 21, 2022,

Changes Coming to County Council No matter what happens in the Fall elections the Anne Arundel County Council will look significantly different.  If you want to find out more about the candidates, see a map of each district and get an idea of the voter registration, click HERE.  But first, check out these three questions: […]

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Talking Politics: State

March 21, 2022,

Happy Gas Tax Holiday Around the nation, a rising number of governors and state lawmakers have been calling to suspend gas taxes, because prices have been at record highs that could go up even higher. Maryland is right in the mix as a month-long suspension of the state’s 36-cent fuel tax became law on Friday, […]

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Economic Spotlight

March 21, 2022,

What’s going on out there? Spring is here and we continue to move into the ‘new normal” of the post pandemic economy. But we are dealing with some very tricky economic conditions.  We are seeing a round of significant inflation, which is being led by gas prices, there is a falling unemployment rate and yet […]

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Talking Politics: State, County & City

March 21, 2022,

Talking Politics: State There are still a lot of economic challenges that we are trying to navigate, not to mention that the General Assembly is at the midpoint of their 90-day session and has just sent us a Gas Tax Holiday. Click Here for a full update on State Politics. Talking Politics: Anne Arundel County […]

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Talking Politics: State

February 15, 2022,

State Budget Before the pandemic, the State was looking at a structural budget deficit.  Now, after billions of dollars of federal aid and stronger performance of income and other taxes, the State is looking at a surplus.  So the question becomes: what to do with the money? The Governor started the dialog with the General […]

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Talking Politics: County

February 15, 2022,

Campaign Spending and County Proposal Anne Arundel County Council voted down a public campaign finance resolution at its meeting on February 7th.  It would have put a new referendum item on the ballot in the fall to establish a small donor public matching system to fund Campaigns for County Executive and County Council.   Participation would […]

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Talking Politics: City

February 15, 2022,

City Council to Vote on Hillman Garage Project Mark Kleinschmidt For many years the Annapolis business community and city residents have talked about replacing the Hillman Garage and argued about the future redevelopment of City Dock.  The decaying condition of the garage and the increased frequency of flooding at City Dock have pushed both projects […]

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Show Them Some Love

February 15, 2022,

Show Them Some Love Recruitment in the Post-Pandemic Economy By: Mark Kleinschmidt Hopefully you are enjoying the spirit of Valentine’s Day and you have found your true love. Many employers are still looking, not so much for their true love but for some qualified candidates for job openings.  We have all been reading about how […]

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Talking Politics: City

January 10, 2022,

Talking Annapolis Politics On the local level,  Gavin Buckley is getting settled into his second term after a significant election victory where he got 73% of the vote. There was slight change on City Council as Fred Paone, the lone Republican, did not run for re-election and Alderman from Ward 2 and Karma O’Neil, a […]

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