Governor Moore Signs Executive Orders Establishing the Governor’s Offices to Support Children and Combat Crime

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Governor Wes Moore has signed two executive orders reaffirming the Moore-Miller administration’s commitment to fighting child poverty and public safety throughout Maryland. The executive orders establish the Governor’s Office for Children and the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention and Policy. The Governor’s Office for Children will drive a holistic, coordinated approach within state government and across public and private sectors at the federal,…

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MD Gov Moore Signs Order Establishing MD’s Office of Overdose Response

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On Thursday, Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed an executive order establishing Maryland’s Office of Overdose Response. This new office is a part of the State Department of Health and will coordinate and promote efforts across state agencies to address the overdose crisis in Maryland. Five key policy pillars will guide this approach to reducing overdoses:…

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UPDATED: Governor Moore Announces New Vision to Address Public Safety in Maryland; Response from State Senator Mary Beth Carozza

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Governor Wes Moore today laid out the Moore-Miller administration’s new vision to address public safety in Maryland. The strategy is an all-of-the-above approach focused on supporting law enforcement; building stronger, more vibrant communities; coordinating across all aspects of government; and investing in Maryland’s youth through the Safe Summer initiative. Additional Information and Statements Below… “An all-of-the-above approach…

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Talbot County Initiates Gun Violence Program

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The Talbot County State’s Attorney is going after a rising number of disqualified people who are in possession of loaded weapons. Scott Patterson says that those who are convicted of violent crimes or certain other offenses, like drug distribution, forfeit the right to lawful firearm possession under Maryland law. Patterson has reached an agreement with…

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Worcester Co. Adopts $227-Million FY ’23 Operating Budget

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The Worcester County Commissioners have approved a Fiscal Year 2023 operating budget of nearly $227-million.Spending grows by $10.4-million, or 5%, from the FY ’22 budget while reducing requested expenditures by $2.7-million. The budget contains no increase in the Worcester County real property tax rate and local income tax rate.Spending priorities include public safety, education and…

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Sussex County’s Plans to Utilize American Rescue Plan Act Funds

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Sussex Countians will have access to more affordable housing, a cleaner environment, and improved public safety, thanks to an infusion of federal dollars aimed at helping the community move past the global pandemic. County Council, at its Tuesday, March 8, 2022, meeting, endorsed a staff recommendation on how to utilize federal funds awarded to Sussex…

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Del. State Sen. Bruce Ennis Announces Retirement

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A longtime Delaware state lawmaker plans to step down at the end of his current term in November.State Senator Bruce Ennis, D-Smyrna, a lifelong Smyrna resident, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1982.He won a special State Senate election in 2007 for the seat held by the late James T. Vaughn Senior.…

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Ocean City Council Approves FY 2019 Budget

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The OC Council voted 6-0 to approve the FY 2019 budget as presented at the May 7 Regular Meeting. The FY 2019 Proposed total budget for all funds is $127,247,879, with a total General Fund budget of $85,065,185. This is an increase of $635,503 from the FY 2018 budget and requires property tax revenue of…

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Proposed FY 2019 Sussex County Budget Unveiled

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Sussex County Council was presented the proposed $177-million FY 2019 budget. The budget includes no increase in the county property tax, however there are proposed increases for the water and sewer taxes and a proposed decrease in fees for documents from the Register of Deeds office. The proposed budget is an increase of $5.4-million over…

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