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Has MoCo’s School System Committed $168 Million to Buy Edsel Electric Buses?

By Mark Uncapher | July 24, 2021

Red flags should have gone up at MCPS about Proterra’s role in the project, given their track record elsewhere. Montgomery County’s Public Schools signed a contract last February to buy over 300 electric school buses, converting their entire fleet by 2035. The total lifetime contract cost of $168 million is reportedly the largest local government electric…

Last chance for courts to stave off economic disaster for livestock farmers

Last chance for courts to stave off economic disaster for livestock farmers

By Gary Baise | July 22, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries Environmentalists want the Court to punish EPA. If the Court does so, a new chapter will be written for pesticide use. Last week’s blog on July 15 painted a bleak picture about how California’s, Proposition 12 law will force pork and veal producers in the Midwest to restructure their facilities to meet that state’s…

welcome America's 70th Secretary of State MIKE POMPEO to Maryland on Friday, September 24th at Maryland Live! Hotel in Hanover.

Important Message from MDGOP Chairman Dirk Haire

By Adam Schmidt | July 22, 2021

MDGOP 2021 Red, White and Blue Dinner w/America’s 70th Secretary of State MIKE POMPEO The Maryland Republican Party is thrilled to announce that we will welcome America’s 70th Secretary of State MIKE POMPEO to Maryland on Friday, September 24th at Maryland Live! Hotel in Hanover. Tickets just went on sale as I hit “send” on…

Maryland Redistricting Commission

Ryan Gniadek Testimony – Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission – Montgomery County Meeting

By Adam Schmidt | July 22, 2021

Montgomery County Club Member Ryan Gniadek address Redistricting Commission Montgomery County Republican Club board member Ryan Gniadek, addresed the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission – Montgomery County Meeting last night.  

“A Great Victory”: Governor Hogan Statement on Today’s Transportation Planning Board Meeting

By Guest Columnist | July 21, 2021

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement after the Transportation Planning Board voted by an overwhelming majority to advance the Traffic Relief Plan and Capital Beltway Accord: “This is a great victory for Marylanders sick and tired of being stuck in soul-crushing traffic. “Through one of the largest public-private partnerships in the world,…

Javier Garcia-Bengochea M.D.

July 21, 2021 DIRECT LINE W/Javier Garcia-Bengochea M.D.

By Adam Schmidt | July 21, 2021

Direct Line w/Javier Garcia-Bengochea M.D. We are joined this evening with Javier Garcia-Bengochea M.D. Javier Garcia-Bengochea M.D. is a board certified Neurological Surgeon practicing in Jacksonville, FL. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Lyerly Baptist, Inc., a subsidiary of Baptist Health. Dr. Garcia-Bengochea was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Gainesville,…

MoCo’s Thrive 2050 Plan Will Keep You Stuck in Traffic

By Mark Uncapher | July 18, 2021

The new plan neglects to reexamine existing transportation assumptions hampering the county and instead doubles down on failed strategies Albert Einstein famously said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If applied to Montgomery County’s planners and policymakers, room should be made at a state…

Agriculture loses in U.S. Supreme Court

Agriculture loses in U.S. Supreme Court

By Gary Baise | July 18, 2021

Gary Baise Commentaries Agriculture loses in U.S. Supreme Court A law out of California will force hog and veal producers to restructure their facilities to meet confinement standards. In a 41-page publication, the United States Supreme Court in case 20-1215 North American Meat Institute (NAMI) v Bonta, Attorney General of California denied certiorari to review…

First Thursday Aug. 5, 2021

First Thursday w/Del. Brenda Thiam, Ph. D. and Jim Calderwood

By Adam Schmidt | July 13, 2021

First thursday w/Del. Brenda Thiam, Ph. D. And James Calderwood August 5, 2021at 6:30 pm Join us Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 6:30 pm as the Montgomery County Republican Club proudly welcomes two great speakers.  Del. Brenda Thiam, Ph. D. Republican from District 2b, Washington County.  Brenda will talk to us about her time as…

Direct Line w/Barry Donadio

July 14, 2021 – Direct Line w/Barry Donadio

By Carol Hughes | July 13, 2021

Direct Line w/Barry Donadio   We are joined this week by Barry Richard Donadio.  He is a native of New York who led an honorable career in the Volunteer Ambulance Service, Volunteer Fire Department, the Military, Law Enforcement, and the United States Secret Service. He was assigned to the White House to protect Presidents Bush…