Wednesday, February 13, 2013
State Senator Nancy Jacobs hopes to keep Maryland gun laws as they are.
Harford County State Senator Nancy Jacobs bought a gun recently. And during a rally in Annapolis, she told everyone about it. Check out the undated video from the rally, in which Jacobs addresses a crowd on the morning of Feb. 6, stating "We cannot let this bill go through." Jacobs is referring to a proposed bill that would limit how many rounds a gun user could carry in a magazine. Read more about the bill here. Jacobs added: "Maryland is supposed to be 'The Free State.' If this bill passes, Maryland will no longer be 'The Free State.'" She drew cheers by pronouncing, "We have to kill, kill this bill." TELL US: Where do you stand on the bill? Leave a comment.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Baltimore County Democrat first claimed the seat in 2003.
U.S. Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger III was re-elected in the District 2 House of Representatives race, defeating challenger Nancy Jacobs, a Harford County Republican. Ruppersberger, a Baltimore County Democrat who first won his seat in 2003, said following his reelection that it was time to pull together as Americans to address the country's most pressing needs. "We have some very serious issues, we have fiscal issues, we have debt issues, we have deficit issues, we have international issues that are very serious, terrorism issues," he said. "So we need to come together now." Although his party will remain the minority in the House of Representatives, Ruppersberger said that he would be able to work across the aisle with Republicans. He…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Challenger Nancy Jacobs committed a debate no-no, during his final statements, according to moderator Richard Vatz.
There are just some things you should not do when debating politics. "As a moderator, I thought this was an even debate, but I think you do not raise new issues in a final speech. That's just an understanding," said Richard Vatz, a Towson University professor and conservative politics blogger. He was referencing State Sen. Nancy Jacobs (R-Cecil and Harford) who lobbed an attack at incumbent Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in her closing arguments at a debate hosted by the Springdale Community Association Monday evening at Warren Elementary School. Ruppersberger was not given the chance to respond to her allegations. After a series of questions regarding taxes, national security and the Affordable Care Act—to name a few—Jacobs attacked her …
Monday, May 28, 2012
State Sen. Nancy Jacobs reflects this holiday on the sacrifices our troops have made to keep this country free and safe.
This Memorial Day there will be many picnics. There will be many people heading off to the shopping mall for some excellent sales, and of course a weekend in Ocean City. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Actually it’s a lot of fun to be around friends, have a crab feast, with the excitement that summer is about to begin. But what I do hope is that everyone on this Memorial Day will remember that we have those freedoms to do as we please in America, because of our soldiers. They are the ones who fought to allow us to have those freedoms and our liberty in this great country! Many lives have been lost to guarantee it. And on this Memorial Day we must thank them and their families for this ultimate sacrifice. I am inspired by…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Sen. Nancy Jacobs offers up her take on the importance of education.
From Sen. Nancy Jacobs: ——— In today’s global marketplace, our children are already competing with their peers around the world. We are falling behind in science technology, engineering and math, the keys to economic growth. Our schools must prepare the next generation to meet the challenges of a changing world. While Maryland’s public schools are ranked top in the nation, many are still failing. Parents deserve the right to choose the right school for their children. No one should have to settle for an inferior education. While many public schools excel, we must still foster excellence and innovation by supporting charter and private schools. They are proven to work. Ninety-nine percent of students at nonpublic schools are accepted into …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Five of the six candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the 2nd Congressional District participated in a debate Thursday night.
With just a few weeks to go until the primary elections on April 3, candidates running for the Republican nomination for the 2nd Congressional District are trying to reach out to as many voters as possible. This was the case Thursday night as five of the six candidates gathered at the Del Capri in Dundalk for a debate sponsored by the East [Baltimore] County Republican Club. Nearly 100 people attended the two-hour debate—which Essex-Middle River Patch Editor Ron Snyder helped moderate—that touched on subjects ranging from the economy and the environment to rising fuel costs and tensions in the Middle East. Whoever wins the Republican primary will go on to challenge Democratic incumbent Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in the November …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Sen. Nancy Jacobs responds to a DNR official's letter to the editor, which was in response to an earlier letter from Jacobs to Patch.
I agree with Secretary Griffin on one point and that is the need to keep our waterways and channels dredged for our recreational and charter boat owners, and our watermen. Boating is essential to Maryland’s unique character and is vital to our economy; in-state spending by boat owners is estimated at $2 billion and supports $35,000 Maryland jobs. But I disagree that we need to raise the boating registration fees to pay for the state’s mismanagement of funds. Between 1991 and 2004, $48 million has been pilfered from the dedicated boating fund and used to shore up the budget shortfall. Although it has mostly been replaced with IOUs through bonds, the fund transfers have caused delays in boating projects, and according to a DNR report, …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Senator Nancy Jacobs offers her take on automatic external defibrillators.
In the first critical moments of cardiac arrest, an automatic external defibrillator (AED) can restart someone’s heart before emergency responders arrive. For every minute before being shocked by a defibrillator, a person’s chance of surviving decreases by 10 percent. The great thing about AEDs is that they are easy for everyone to use. Studies have proven that even children can use them to save a life. Maryland’s AED program has been in place for over a decade. You can find them at schools, community centers, and businesses all over the state. But several Johns Hopkins doctors, including the Chief of Medicine, are concerned because in many places where AEDs should be accessible, they have been found locked away from the public. Businesses…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Senator Nancy Jacobs shared her thoughts on a potential increase in boat license fees.
From the Office of Sen. Nancy Jacobs: ——— Recreational boaters fill the beautiful waterways lining our state. Workboats bring in the crabs and oysters for which Maryland is famous. Annapolis is the sailing capitol of the world. But from Annapolis comes news that those who own a boat face paying a huge jump in licensing fees. Currently, boaters pay $24 every two years for a license. Now, the fees will be based on boat size with most licenses costing five times more, about $125. Bigger boats could pay up to $700 more for two years. The Department of Natural Resources explains it needs the higher fees because the Army Corps of Engineers will no longer pay to dredge a number of waterways. That is a critical task because boaters don’t want …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Patch breaks down how each Harford-based state senator voted Thursday.
The State Senate on Thursday passed same-sex marriage legislation. State delegates narrowly passed it last week, despite votes against from the entire Harford County delegation. See how your Harford County-based state senators voted: Join our live chat on the debate. TELL US: Are you content with your senator's vote? Leave a comment.