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8:30 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Crisfield Breaks Ground for New Library

Senator Jim Mathias (D-Worcester County)
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In Crisfield officials broke ground this weekend for a new 15-thousand square-foot library.

On hand was state Senator Jim Mathias who called it a beautiful day for the town that last year was hit by Superstorm Sandy.

The old library is a cramped and aging structure on East Main Street but did escape damage from the 5-foot storm surge.

Plans for a new library laid in 2007 were pushed forward with a library campaign as a result of the storm.

Construction is expected to take a year or so.

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9:33 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Mike McDermott to Run for State Senate

Delegate Mike McDermott (R-Worcester County)
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Delegate Mike McDermott made it official.

He will be running for the Maryland State Senate and is expected to challenge incumbent Democrat Jim Mathias in the general election for District 38.

The Worcester County Republican’s district had been redrawn and would have forced him to compete with another Republican.

After registering with the Board of Elections on Monday McDermott told the Salisbury Daily Times that he believes a Senate seat would give him more room to add amendments to legislation as well potentially be part of Republican filibusters.

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9:02 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Schools Could Start After Labor Day in Maryland

Senator Jim Mathias (D-Worcester, Somerset, Wicomico)
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The Maryland school term  could start after Labor Day under legislation introduced by Senator Jim Mathias.

He said that starting later could not only help tourism in Ocean City but state parks in central and western Maryland as well as businesses in the Annapolis area.

The Eastern Shore Democrat’s bill would form a task force to study how moving that date would affect summer tourism the economy and education.

He was joined by co-sponsors Senators George Edwards from western Maryland and John Astle from Anne Arundel County.

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9:17 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Senator Mathias Backs Cancer Cluster Study

State Senator Jim Mathias (D-Worcester)
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Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias has joined a group of state legislators calling for a team of health and environmental officials to look at cancer clusters in the state.

The Eastern Shore Democrat told the Salisbury Daily Times that he believes there are some areas that have incidents of cancer which could be tied to income and education among other things.

A 2012 report by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that cancer was the leading cause of death in the state.

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8:57 am
Mon July 9, 2012

No Special Session on Gambling in Annapolis Next Week

There will be no special legislative session next week on expanding gambling in the state of Maryland.

Governor Martin O’Malley has confirmed that he will not call a second special session to consider table games and a sixth casino.

State Senator Jim Mathias told the Salisbury Daily Times that there are only a couple of weeks left to get a measure on the November ballot.

The Eastern Shore Democrat says he believes the expansion could make Maryland more competitive with other states like Delaware and Pennsylvania that have continued to expand gambling.

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8:54 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Divided Lower Shore Delegation On Special Session In Annapolis

 

 The Lower Shore delegation found itself divided over the legislation approved in Annapolis during this week’s special session.

State Senator Jim Mathias voted for the measure that would shift some teacher pension costs to local governments.

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