Harford County Council General Election Wrap-Up

Harford County Council updates come in with some new faces and a couple close results. The Harford County Council is comprised of seven members. Below are the current results by district. Council President Incumbent Patrick Vincenti (R) won his bid for reelection as President of the County Council with 65 percent of the vote. District A - Previous District A Council Member Andre Johnson (D), who ran for delegate in this election cycle, will be…

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Maryland Senator Robert G. Cassilly Wins Harford County Executive Race

Maryland Senator Robert G. Cassilly will succeed former County Executive Barry Glassman in Harford County With 69 percent of the vote as of Wednesday morning, Robert G. Cassilly (R) will take over as Harford County Executive against Navy veteran, Blane H. Miller III (D). The Senator has represented Maryland’s 34th District since 2015, and previously served as a member of Harford County’s Council from 2002 to 2006. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins…

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Baltimore County Executive Olszewski Earns Second Term
Baltimore County Executive- elect Johnny O Jr. (photo source: twitter)
Baltimore County Executive Olszewski Earns Second Term

Baltimore County Executive John "Johnny O" Olszewski wins a reelection bid against Republican Pat McDonough. Current Baltimore County Executive and Second Vice President on the MACo Board of Directors, John Olszewski (D), held on to his seat against former Maryland Delegate Pat McDonough (R) with 59 percent of the vote as of Wednesday morning. County Executive Olszewski, a former school teacher, is a Dundalk, Maryland native. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Goucher College, a…

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First $60M in Opioid Settlement Funds Comes Through – Here’s Where It’s Going

Maryland's counties will receive a total of $36.2M from almost $38M in the first round of disbursements to local governments. In a press release, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced yesterday that all counties and municipalities participating in settlements with the former opioids manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, and opioid distributors, McKesson, Cardinal Health, and Amerisource Bergen will begin receiving their first payments in the coming weeks. The total amount Maryland expects to receive as…

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$10 Billion More In Opioid Settlements from Walgreens and CVS

An agreement in principle was announced on Wednesday for CVS and Walgreens to pay $5B apiece to settle lawsuits nationwide, while a third pharmacy giant is still working towards a deal. These payments would bring the total value of all opioid related settlements up to more than $50 billion, with the majority of funds earmarked for state and local governments to continue the fight against opioid misuse in their communities. The agreements in principle represent…

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Landlords Face New Eviction Laws Enacted During the Moratorium

As rents have risen across Maryland, post-COVID eviction laws could provide an additional buffer for tenants struggling to pay as emergency rental assistance runs out in the coming months. Despite a slow start, more than 91,000 Maryland renter households have received over $482 million in emergency rental assistance funds through August 2022 according to a recent article in the Herald-Mail by Dwight Weingarten. With emergency rental assistance almost fully expended and rental rates in Maryland going…

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Howard Police Recognized by the Governor’s Office

The Howard County Police Department will receive two awards in recognition of incorporating effective crime prevention programs as an integral part of an overall community policing initiative and violent crime reduction effort. The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services will recognize the outstanding public safety initiatives undertaken in Howard County. The awards cover the 2021 calendar year as the formal recognition was delayed due to pandemic-related restrictions. The Chief of Police, Gregory…

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Austin, TX Leverages GIS to Synchronize Resources Around Homelessness

Austin, Texas has developed a homeless encampment management app to help coordinate responses for site management, tracking and prioritization. According to the Route-Fifty article, the application focuses specifically on end-user adaptability when engaged in on-site management activities that require the coordination of multiple governmental departments. “The tool is used in the field by staff to capture information about homeless encampments, including factors related to health, safety, and impacts on infrastructure, property, and environmental health. This…

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Dr. Kisha Davis Nominated to Montgomery Health Department

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced the nomination of Dr. Kisha Davis to serve as the County Health Officer, with a confirmation vote scheduled for Tuesday, November 15. According to the press release, Dr. Davis would be responsible for continuing the County’s efforts on disease control and prevention, eliminating health inequities, promoting county-wide inclusion of health in all policies and working with the Maryland Department of Health coordinating disease control and the development and implementation…

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Todd Turner Confirmed for Office of Ethics in Prince George’s

Todd Turner is set to begin his new role as Executive Director of the Office of Ethics and Accountability in Prince George's on December 5, 2022. Turner has served in the District 4 seat of the Prince George's County Council since his election to the office in 2014. He also served as co-chair of the county council in 2018 and council chair in 2019 and 2020. A friend of MACo, Turner served for many years…

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