By Mark Uncapher MCGOP Chairman
Maryland state pension managers lost out on nearly $9 billion in income over the past decade by paying higher-than-average investment fees to Wall Street managers in exchange for lower-than-average investment returns, according to a new report from the Maryland Public Policy Institute. The findings call into question the value of Maryland State Retirement & Pension System (MSRPS) relying on Wall Street investment advice.
The in-depth analysis also compared pension investment performance across 33 states with fiscal years that ended on June 30, 2017. The remaining 17 states had different year-ends or provided inadequate information. The full report with calculations and methodologies can be found at mdpolicy.org.
By MCGOP Chairman, Mark Uncapher, MCGOP Chairman
This year we are especially pleased to hear at our Montgomery County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner from George Allen, the former governor of and Senator from Virginia.
We Marylanders enjoy a very healthy competition with business-friendly Virginia. Our two states’ proximity to each other within the Washington Metropolitan area has provided a useful testbed to the impact that competing economic policies can have on job creation. Maryland has too often allowed itself to be on the losing side of that competition. For the past several decades, both jobs and population within the Washington metropolitan area have shifted to the west side of the Potomac River.
By Amie Hoeber, Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives, MD District 6
Syria and its on-going civil war may seem a long way from Maryland. And while pictures of children and adults suffering from the aftermath of the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons are heart-wrenching, our President and Allies have responded with appropriate force. So, what more is to be done?
By Ed Amatetti, Republican Candidate for County Council, District 2
email Ed Amatetti or call 301.728.6505
I am running as a Republican candidate for County Council in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is no secret that Montgomery County is a tough nut to crack for Republican candidates, from the presidential to the most local of elections.
By Dwight Patel, 1stVice Chairman, MCGOP
On behalf of the entire Montgomery County MD Central Committee, I’d like to express my deepest sympathy to President Bush and his family.
By J. Alexandra Tuttle, MCGOP Central Cmte, LD 18
Attention Montgomery County taxpayers! “They” are at it again -Your Montgomery County Council, which already struggles with a spending problem, is getting ready to fleece you for about $373,957 to provide for Legal Representation for Residents Detained for Deportation Proceedings, in a special appropriation to the budget for FY 2018. A hearing is set for May 1, 2018, at 1:30 pm, scroll down to May 1 to sign up to: testify
By Dwight Patel, 1st Vice Chair, MCGOP
Many people say we live in an ADD nation that only has an attention span of 30 seconds. True or not, as a candidate, you need to be able to craft your message to a potential voter in 30 seconds.
By Nick Braughton, College Republican UMD*
College campuses are at the forefront of the battle for control of the national political dialogue for the next several decades, and so far, conservatives are losing the war. The number of campus Democrats is continuing to grow as left-wing administrators and faculty members foster an environment that promotes liberal left ideology.
- The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to serve as election workers at polling places for the Gubernatorial Primary Election to be held on June 26, 2018. Learn More
- School-age students, grades 6-12, are needed to participate in the “Future Vote” Program students 16 years old or older are eligible to register to vote and serve as election workers. Student Service Learning (SSL) credits and/or stipiend for eligible students. Learn More
By Laurie Halverson, Candidate for State Delegate, LD-15
The reason I decided to run for office this year is that Maryland needs more elected Republicans who will support families and the kinds of popular issues that Governor Hogan is proposing.