Guest Commentary: Science, Not Ideology Should Drive Health Policy

By Ellen Weber and Dr. Anika Alvanzo Matt Mossburg’s path to addiction recovery is laudable. We admire his courage in sharing his experience with addiction and his desire to help others achieve recovery. But everyone’s pathway to recovery is different, and denigrating the evidence-based approaches that help others achieve and sustain wellness is both counter-productive and stigmatizing. In his recent

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Berliner Wall: Councilman Is Tops in Montgomery Exec Fundraising

By Bruce DePuyt County Councilman Roger Berliner (D) has amassed the largest war chest of any of the six Democrats hoping to succeed Isiah Leggett (D) as Montgomery County executive, but the source of his funding is already giving rivals ammunition to use against him. Berliner on Wednesday reported raising $550,818 in the past year. After subtracting a relatively modest $68,715 in

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Alsobrooks Has Big Fundraising Lead; Edwards Claims ‘Grassroots Advantage’

By Bruce DePuyt Angela Alsobrooks has sprinted past the opposition in the money chase for Prince George’s County executive, raising significantly more cash than the other Democrats seeking to succeed term-limited incumbent Rushern Baker (D). Alsobrooks, the county’s top prosecutor, raised more than $777,000 in the past year, giving her just under one million dollars in cash on hand. Former

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Hogan Has More Campaign Cash Than All Seven Dems Combined

By Josh Kurtz Gov. Larry Hogan (R) enters the election year with more cash on hand than all seven of his Democratic challengers collectively. Campaign finance statements covering the period from mid-January 2017 through mid-January of this year showed Hogan and his lieutenant governor, Boyd K. Rutherford, with a robust $9,038,113 in their campaign accounts combined. Hogan’s alone had more

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Quick Look at Fundraising in County Executive Races

Here is a snapshot of the cash on hand in key races for county executive as of last week. Incumbents have an asterisk after their names. Some candidates’ reports had not been posted as of 6:45 a.m. Thursday. Anne Arundel County Stueart Pittman (D): $94,193 Steve Schuh (R)*: $1,062,020 Baltimore County Vicki Almond (D): $616,337 James Brochin (D): $764,497 John

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Afzali Outpaces Rivals in Frederick GOP Primary Fundraising

By Bruce DePuyt Frederick County executive candidate Kathy Afzali displayed fundraising prowess in the final months of 2017, outpacing her rivals in the race for the GOP nomination and cementing her place as the perceived frontrunner in the race to oust incumbent Jan Gardner (D). Afzali, a member of the House of Delegates, reported raising $78,000 in the past year,

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Analysts, Workers See Crisis in Staffing Levels at State Agencies

By William F. Zorzi Maryland government needs to fill more than 2,600 positions in its executive branch agencies – nearly half of them in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services – at a cost of more than $96 million, a new study recommends. The study, by the Department of Legislative Services, a nonpartisan agency attached to the legislature,

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