Senator J.B. Jennings

Senator J.B. Jennings Proudly serving the constituents of Legislative District 7 in Annapolis. By Authority: Friends of J.B. Jennings, Jennifer Janson, Treasurer

A poignant thought from my favorite President on this day, when we reflect and give thanks about all that we are gratefu...
11/28/2019

A poignant thought from my favorite President on this day, when we reflect and give thanks about all that we are grateful for. My list includes a happy and loving family, the brave first responders and servicemen and women who keep us safe - especially those who are unable to celebrate with family and friends today - and the opportunity to serve my constituents in Annapolis to help this great state of ours live up to its fullest potential.

Today, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, do something nice for a stranger. Thank a police officer. Help a neighbor in need. Above all, be grateful that you live in the greatest country in the world. Be safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

If you are able to help some neighbors in need, donations are being collected for those displaced by the fire in Bel Air...
11/18/2019
Donations being collected for Bel Air family who lost home in Saturday’s house fire

If you are able to help some neighbors in need, donations are being collected for those displaced by the fire in Bel Air on Saturday night.

Many thanks to the 60 firefighters from Bel Air, Fallston, Aberdeen, Joppa-Magnolia and Abingdon volunteer fire companies and the Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department in Harford County, as well as the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County, for their efforts in extinguishing this large fire.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/harford/aegis/cng-ag-belair-fire-follow-20191118-l2kpgrf5dzhn3kcrjlbl2zwwr4-story.html

Two of the three homes damaged by fire Saturday evening in Bel Air that caused an estimated $1.25 million in damages are considered a complete loss, including the one where the fire originated, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Did you know that the first ever Coats for Kids drive is currently underway at the Festival at Bel Air? Please consider ...
11/15/2019

Did you know that the first ever Coats for Kids drive is currently underway at the Festival at Bel Air? Please consider donating coats, hats, scarves and gloves for local kids in need now through January 4th!

The Baltimore County School Board has already made the decision that schools will start after Labor Day for the 2020-202...
11/12/2019
Before or after Labor Day? Maryland school boards debate 2020-21 calendar start date

The Baltimore County School Board has already made the decision that schools will start after Labor Day for the 2020-2021 school year. If you live in Harford County, there's still time to voice your opinion on whether public schools should start before or after Labor Day by clicking here:

https://www.hcps.org/contactus/contactform/default.aspx?subject=1&message=2020-2021%20Proposed%20Calendar

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-county/cng-co-maryland-school-boards-calendars-20191111-a7hnqurkenhhjifd2nx2pqqcsa-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2IDMz34JCSpthKz4xgrV9lT3EbXh_wq79bEBDNJxS7wPPVBd4a91zIq10

In their 2020-21 calendars, Maryland education officials are tasked with deciding whether students will return for classes before or after Labor Day. Some school systems are still weighing their options.

Today and every day, let us pause, reflect and give thanks to the brave men and women who keep us safe and free. #neverf...
11/11/2019

Today and every day, let us pause, reflect and give thanks to the brave men and women who keep us safe and free. #neverforget #thankaveteran #veteransday

11/10/2019
Harford County is joining the "No Shave November" campaign again this year by collecting new shaving supplies and other ...
11/07/2019
No Shave November | Harford County, MD

Harford County is joining the "No Shave November" campaign again this year by collecting new shaving supplies and other toiletries to support local veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness.

The Harford County Veterans Affairs Commission will distribute the donations to the Perry Point VA Medical Center. Donations will also support Harford County’s Project Homeless Connect, an annual event touching hundreds of lives by providing health screenings, housing assistance and other resources in one location for those in need.

Collection boxes are in place now through Friday, Nov. 29 at Harford County’s senior activity centers, recreation centers, and Harford County government administration buildings. Thanks to a partnership with Harford County Public Library, donations may also be dropped off at any of the library’s 11 branches. A list of drop-off locations is available on the county website at https://bit.ly/2DojZ7M. For more information about the collection drive, please call 410-638-3389.

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I applaud Harford County for expanding the School Resource Officer program with the recent assignment of three new deput...
11/06/2019
Harford County officials to announce expansion of school resource officer program to elementary schools

I applaud Harford County for expanding the School Resource Officer program with the recent assignment of three new deputies to protect elementary schools.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/harford/aegis/cng-ag-sros-elementary-expansion-20191106-ae7ttzqbenha3kcfwal3b5atsq-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1oH3Nc56qazXBFGZ9xIwgSc6Os1eV9ZXZq7d7rTLPH8heMZG-UJSymPB8

A press conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the Harford County Sheriff's Office headquarters in Bel Air to discuss details of the expansion, which is made possible through fund from the Maryland Center for School Safety, according to a news release.

11/06/2019
Baltimore County Public Schools

Baltimore County Public Schools

Tonight, the Board of Education of Baltimore County approved a post Labor Day start for the 2020-21 school calendar. The first day of school will be Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.

The “Thin Blue Line” flag stands for the sacrifices law enforcement officers make each day across our great nation t...
11/04/2019
Maryland governor assails Montgomery County executive for banning police station from displaying 'divisive' 'thin blue line' flag

The “Thin Blue Line” flag stands for the sacrifices law enforcement officers make each day across our great nation to keep our communities safe. These brave men and women have my utmost respect. To our brothers and sisters in blue who bravely protect and serve the people of Montgomery County, I say this: Maryland’s 7th District appreciates you, we are thankful for all that you do, and above all, we respect you.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/maryland-governor-montgomery-county-executive-for-banning-police-divisive-thin-blue-line-flag.amp

Maryland’s governor on Sunday sharply criticized the Montgomery County's top elected official for banning a police station from displaying a wooden “thin blue line” flag that was a gift last week from a local resident.

Please be safe and mindful of trick-or-treaters tonight. Happy Halloween!
10/31/2019

Please be safe and mindful of trick-or-treaters tonight. Happy Halloween!

10/28/2019

Attention motorists: Prior to the morning rush hour on Wednesday, October 30, all-electronic toll collection will begin at the Key Bridge via E-ZPass ® and Video Tolling.

With all-electronic tolling, cash will no longer be accepted as payment at the Key Bridge. New overhead tolling structures, or gantries, have been installed to collect tolls electronically. The existing toll plaza will still be up until 2021. Drivers will continue through the plaza without stopping and must obey all roadway signs and speed limits, as the plaza will remain an active work zone.

Standard E-ZPass ® transponders are free and there is no monthly fee for customers with Maryland addresses. Interested motorists can sign up for E-ZPass ® Maryland at ezpassmd.com or by visiting E-ZPass ® Maryland Customer Service Centers at MDTA toll facilities, at many Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) locations, and at retail partners. A full list of locations is available at ezpassmd.com.

What a great display of sportsmanship among some of Baltimore County's finest. Congratulations, Bulls and Gators!
10/25/2019

What a great display of sportsmanship among some of Baltimore County's finest. Congratulations, Bulls and Gators!

Congratulations to Perry Hall High (4A-3A) and Hereford High (2A-1A) for winning Baltimore County cheerleading championships last night! The teams chose to take one big group photo together, which is emblematic of the excellent sportsmanship cheer programs across BCPS demonstrate all the time. This photo, courtesy of Perry Hall High cheer.

Although we are often on opposing sides of the debate on any given issue, President Miller has always insisted on public...
10/24/2019
Miller says he’ll step down as Maryland Senate president; Democrats pick Baltimore’s Bill Ferguson to replace him

Although we are often on opposing sides of the debate on any given issue, President Miller has always insisted on public decorum and civility – and everyone who has served under him in the Senate chamber over the past 33 years came to depend on that fundamental respect. As our leader, he always listened to both sides of the debate, rarely passed up an opportunity to make a witty joke (often times at my expense), and took the time to know each and every member on a personal level. It’s the end of an era here in Annapolis, and I wish my friend and colleague good health and happiness as he continues to serve the fine people of Maryland’s 27th District.

While they are big shoes to fill, I have every confidence that his successor, Senator Bill Ferguson of Baltimore City, is up to the task. Senator Ferguson and I were freshmen Senators together and have a solid and respectful working relationship. I look forward to working with him, along with the rest of my colleagues in the Senate, on your behalf when we return in January.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-miller-future-20191024-v7etikpg4zauboesibtwprg5xm-story.html

Longtime Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller will relinquish his gavel and seat at the front of the historic Senate chamber on Thursday, and a liberal senator from Baltimore half his age will be named as his successor, according to sources with knowledge of the plans.

10/17/2019

We didn't always agree on issues, but Congressman Cummings was sincere in his beliefs. For that, he has my respect. My thoughts are with all who loved and admired him. Godspeed, Congressman.

The Baltimore Sun
10/15/2019
The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun

It’s not clear how the state and local governments would pay for the increased spending. The Kirwan Commission is leaving that decision up to state lawmakers and local leaders.

My deepest condolences are with the family, friends and fellow officers of Thomas Bomba, a 13-year veteran of the Montgo...
10/14/2019

My deepest condolences are with the family, friends and fellow officers of Thomas Bomba, a 13-year veteran of the Montgomery County Police Department who was killed in the line of duty this morning. Rest In Peace, Officer, and thank you for your service.

Happy 244th Birthday to the United States Navy! ⚓️🇺🇸
10/13/2019

Happy 244th Birthday to the United States Navy! ⚓️🇺🇸

Attention motorists: Please be advised that prior to the morning rush hour on Wednesday, October 16, all-electronic toll...
10/10/2019

Attention motorists: Please be advised that prior to the morning rush hour on Wednesday, October 16, all-electronic toll collection (cashless tolling) will begin at the Hatem Bridge via E-ZPass® and Video Tolling. All-electronic toll collection (cashless tolling) at the Key Bridge will begin Wednesday, October 30. As of those dates, cash will no longer be accepted as payment.

The MDTA's Easy Pass Maryland Outreach Team will be at the attached scheduled events to provide EZ Pass transponders and sign up new customers.

To order a transponder online, and/or for more information, please visit www.ezpassmd.com.

Attention Harford County residents and motorists:
10/09/2019
The Aegis

Attention Harford County residents and motorists:

The Harford County Department of Public Works will close the intersection of Bynum Road and Water Tower Way in Forest Hill starting Monday for an improvement project, including construction of a traffic circle.

Attention small business owners: the Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development will host a free seminar ...
10/08/2019
Small Business Seminar: Health & Wellness Panel

Attention small business owners: the Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development will host a free seminar to help small businesses learn the legal requirements and explore resources for employee wellness, from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16 at The GroundFloor, 2021-G Pulaski Highway in Havre de Grace.

A panel of industry experts will discuss changes to healthcare and health insurance laws; health insurance options and incentives; workers’ compensation and other rights; mental health and addiction resources, and how to help employees remain active in a sedentary workplace.

There is no charge to attend this seminar; however, online registration is encouraged at bit.ly/HCHealthWellness

Small business owners will learn about options to keep their families and employees healthy! Our panelists include: • A health insurance agent • A healthcare professional • A state representative from Maryland Health Connection • And more!

Please be advised that beginning today, the Old Joppa Road overpass at Interstate 95 will be closed for reconstruction a...
10/07/2019
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Please be advised that beginning today, the Old Joppa Road overpass at Interstate 95 will be closed for reconstruction as part of the I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL) Northbound Extension Program between MD 43 and north of MD 24. The overpass is scheduled to reopen in August 2020.

During construction, traffic on Old Joppa Road will be detoured to Mountain Road (MD 152) via Franklinville Road and Philadelphia Road. Access to private residences will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. Some overnight work along I-95 and Old Joppa Road will be necessary to maintain the schedule, ensure site access and lessen daily traffic impact.

In addition to I-95 northbound roadway improvements, the ETL Northbound Extension project will replace several bridges that are more than 50 years old, and will also provide new noise barriers. The project will be completed in segments, and is expected to be open to traffic in 2023 through MD 152, and in 2026 through MD 24. For more information, visit mdta.Maryland.gov/I95ETLNB/home.html.

This project will enhance the MDTA's efforts to provide a safe and reliable drive for its customers and expands the Traffic Relief Plan that Governor Larry Hogan announced in December 2017. In addition, the proposed improvements will increase quality of life for numerous communities with the additio...

This bill will be introduced by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski at next week's county council meeting. What ...
10/04/2019
Baltimore County to unveil plan requiring landlords to accept tenants with subsidized housing vouchers

This bill will be introduced by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski at next week's county council meeting. What are your thoughts?

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-county/bs-md-co-affordable-housing-plan-20191004-uehi3kbq6jgwrnykzl4mv5tui4-story.html?fbclid=IwAR3sboSy_vPxmd1Wq3HrOX18WG1IAoBOUjAbpr0fHkZsq6h7iKD9YTChhGQ

The proposed bill would make it illegal for landlords to refuse to rent to someone based on their source of income, including tenants who want to use a federal housing voucher.

Registration is now open for Harford County’s free “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training prog...
10/01/2019

Registration is now open for Harford County’s free “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program developed by the Harford County Department of Emergency Services.

The next four-week session of this program will be on Wednesday evenings from Nov. 6 – Dec. 4, 2019. All classes will be held from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. at the Harford County government building in Forest Hill at 2220 Ady Road.

Participants must attend all four classes, which will cover the following topics:
*Emergency preparedness: What you need to know before, during, and after the storm
*Stop the Bleed/bleeding control
*CPR/How to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
*Crime prevention/Graduation

Additional class information and registration is online at https://bit.ly/2oOuf0E.

What are your thoughts on the new laws that take effect tomorrow? https://marylandreporter.com/2019/09/29/hundreds-of-ne...
09/30/2019
Hundreds of new Maryland laws take effect Tuesday, Oct. 1

What are your thoughts on the new laws that take effect tomorrow?

https://marylandreporter.com/2019/09/29/hundreds-of-new-maryland-laws-take-effect-tuesday-oct-1/

Hundreds of Maryland laws go into effect Tuesday, spanning subjects from increasing the age to buy cigarettes and vapes to taxing online sales and banning bump stocks for firearms. Here is a short summary of more than 70 of the new laws, including a link to their full legislative history and slug li...

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