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Cecil County Commish Split on Pipkin Teacher Pensions Bill; “Patriots” Protest Pipkin Mandate

March 1, 2011

The evolving political split among the Cecil County Commissioners came into play Tuesday when two commissioners tried to get the Board go on record against proposed state legislation, sponsored by state Sen. E.J. Pipkin (R-36), to transfer some financial responsibility for teacher pensions from the state to the counties. But a three-member majority of...
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Posted in campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Smigiel, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republicans, Robert Hodge | 8 Comments »

CECIL CHATTER: Gush, The Bus, and Water Wings Redistricting

February 26, 2011

Gov. O’Malley, USDA Secretary, Gush Over Grant It sounded like a political lovefest when Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in a conference call with reporters a few days ago to announce $5 million in “hunger-free community” grants in eight states, including $923,000 for Maryland. Vilsack is a former...
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Posted in Cecil Chatter, cecil county, Cecilton, census, Democrats, Elections, Frank Kratovil, governor, Martin O'Malley, Michael Smigiel, Michael Smigiel, politics, Politics, Republicans | No Comments »

BULLETIN: Analysis/ Mullin-Dunn Diss Budget Advisory Panel

February 17, 2011

The ink was barely dry on the Cecil County Commissioners’ appointment of a citizen budget advisory panel when two Commissioners firmly aligned with the Pipkin-Smigiel political machine released on Thursday afternoon a duo-lateral edict for the county’s budget process, with a proposal that settles several political scores for their mentors. The full five-member Cecil...
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Posted in cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Smigiel, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republicans | 2 Comments »

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