Joanna Conti's Blog

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 09:31

County Executive John Leopold has been chastising the County Council for not changing zoning regulations around Arundel Mills Mall to allow slots, indicating that the $30 million in potential revenue the county would receive from slot machines would be a new revenue source the county could use to pay for services. 

Friday, August 28, 2009 - 14:57

With huge deficits foreseeable for the next several years, we need to stop focusing on short-term measures to balance the budget and figure out how we can deliver the services important to our citizens far more efficiently.

Friday, July 3, 2009 - 09:24

The last several years have been tough ones for Anne Arundel County.  Under County Executive John Leopold, we have been living beyond our means.  In fiscal years 2009 and 2010 combined, the county is projected to spend $150.6 million more than its revenues.

Monday, June 1, 2009 - 12:21

I love the fact that Governor O'Malley has set bold goals for the remainder of this and a hoped-for future term.  I'm a big believer that "what gets measured gets done", and publicizing the goals puts the pressure on his administration to deliver. 

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 20:21

A health care crisis hit my family three weeks ago.  It wasn’t my 80-year-old father or 77-year-old mother.  My 49-year-old kid brother had a stroke.

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