Lt Gov. Anthony Brown’s utter failure: Maryland #Obamacare exchange to be scrapped.
Over a hundred million dollars’ worth of tax money – partially my tax money – down the drain: “Maryland officials are set to replace the state’s online health-insurance exchange with technology from Connecticut’s insurance marketplace, according to two people familiar with the decision, an acknowledgment that a system that has cost at least $125.5 million is broken beyond repair.” – This comes two months after | Read More »
There’s been proposal introduced that would split California into six different states. There’d be Silicon Valley, South California, West California, Central California, North California and Jefferson. It could well make it to the ballot this YEAR. There’s also similar movements happening in New York where it’d be split into 2 regions (New York and New Amsterdam) and Maryland where the western counties are wanting to | Read More »
Tech at Night: We really need to primary big regulator Bill Shuster.
Sometimes you just know somebody needs primaried. Wednesday I learned of a member of Congress who’s clearly only in the House because daddy was in the House before him, and he’s using the influence he has out a personal sense of entitlement. That’s clearly why Bill Shuster wants to ban phones on planes, despite both the OBama FCC and FAA thinking it’s a good idea to let the market decide this. Shuster was first elected in 2001. He needs a refresher on what happened in 2001, that would make us consider why passengers on planes may want that option, and why we should let Mister Market figure it out, instead of a blanket ban.
Look we get it, he’s big important man and he flies on planes often, and so he wants to order the airlines to do what he wants, because that’s what he thinks the perk of being the son of a Congressman is. But that’s why we need to defeat his bill, and defeat him in the primary.
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If you like your concealed-carry permit, you can keep it
There’s a good reason people are growing nervous about the huge amount of information our government is amassing on its citizens. The strange story of John Filippidis should put a chill in the hearts of everyone concerned about protecting their Constitutional rights, especially their gun rights. Filippidis is a Floridian with a concealed-carry permit, who drove to visit family in New Jersey over the Christmas | Read More »
WaPo: Maryland Democrats knew #Obamacare state exchange launch wouldn’t work.
This Washington Post article starts bad for the O’Malley administration… More than a year before Maryland launched its health insurance exchange, senior state officials failed to heed warnings that no one was ultimately accountable for the $170 million project and that the state lacked a plausible plan for how it would be ready by Oct. 1. Over the following months, as political leaders continued to | Read More »
Maryland’s clown-show gubernatorial Democratic primary heats up. #Obamacare
This is going to be a gloriously ugly primary campaign… Washington has been locked for months in a series of partisan battles over the law known as Obamacare, as well as battles within the GOP over how best to oppose the ACA. But it’s the state just to the north that has served up the country’s first Democrat-on-Democrat brawl over the inept implementation of the | Read More »
Baltimore Sun: Maryland MUST consider scrapping its state #obamacare exchange.
The sound that you just heard was Martin O’Malley’s Presidential ambitions getting shot in the gut: …the pace of enrollments is still far too low. If the [Maryland state] exchange is able to replicate its best weekday and weekend performance during every one of the 104 days between now and the end of the open enrollment period on March 31, Maryland will still only achieve | Read More »
Attorney General Douglas Gansler (D) running for Brovenor* of Maryland.
You know it’s going to be good when an article about a Democratic candidate for governor starts with this paragraph: Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Thursday that showing up at a “beach week” party of teenagers and not investigating whether there was underage drinking was “a mistake that I made.” No kidding there, Sparky. Particularly since there’s a picture of him attentively watching | Read More »
Maryland, #Obamacare, SIS BOOM BAH! 100 signups (100-minus), RAH RAH …HUH?
Thank God I am not stuck relying on the federal government in order to get health insurance. …Maryland has been at the forefront of implementing the Affordable Care Act. It established six policy work groups. It trained more than 5,000 people to help consumers enroll in new health-coverage options. When its online insurance exchange passed a critical test in the summer — one of the | Read More »
Is Rep. Andy Harris meddling in a local race?
Cross-posted from The Quinton Report. After my last post on the 14 candidates vying to be selected for the seat vacated by Senator E.J. Pipkin, I was going to point out some things from Michael Swartz’s great post delving into all the details on all the candidates that only he could provide. Swartz also discussed the race on J. Doug Gill’s show last night. | Read More »
Prince George’s County, MD under severe water shortage…
[UPDATE: A friend of mine has put together... something that's between an explanation and a rebuttal... in comments here. I vouch for my friend's honesty, but I think that he's far kinder to the state government than I would be.] …and I mean severe. Sections of southern Prince George’s County will be without water for the next several days while the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission | Read More »
2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take, part 7
There are three races in the Middle Atlantic states in 2014- Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. In Maryland, a reliably blue state of late in statewide races, incumbent Democrat Martin O’Malley is term limited thus creating an open race. For the Democratic Party, there are several potential candidates but only Lt. Governor Anthony Brown has officially declared and received an almost immediate endorsement from the | Read More »
Status check on various gunmakers’ flights from various states.
Let’s look at the practical results of gun control, shall we? Three states have recently signed into law some hefty gun control laws; what were the results? Colorado: Magpul is now making some magazines and sights outside of the state. They’re also working on a new HQ. Connecticut: PTR Industries will be moving out of the state shortly. It’s rumored that other companies will follow. | Read More »
Dysfunction in the Maryland GOP
Dysfunction has ruled the Maryland Republican Party for a very long time. And tomorrow’s contested election of a new chairman is giving that dysfunction a more public airing. I served from 2006-2012 as an elected member of the Republican central committee in Maryland. I’ve since moved out of state, but I had always avoided the airing of dirty laundry. Still, I think it’s reached a | Read More »
Maryland GOP cracks down on Bloggers
Michael Dresser of The Baltimore Sun (who is greatly missed from his days as a transit/transportation writer for them before he went to the government beat) writes about new rules from the Maryland Republican Party related to media credentials (which I’ve excerpted at the bottom of this post.) There are several questionable things in there, but the thing that stood out to me, besides Dresser’s headline, | Read More »