Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Blossoms of Hope Celebrates 10 Years, Future Growth »

Pretty In Pink, the Pink Greens Golf Classic, Power of the Purse, Pink Plates — and the list goes on.

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BizWeekly 4/28/2015

Kittleman Releases Howard’s Proposed Fiscal ’16 Operating Budget

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has unveiled his $1 billion proposed operating budget for fiscal 2016, which supports strategic priorities, includes initiatives such as improvements to mental health services, and combined with anticipated state funding, meets the Howard County Public School System’s (HCPSS) request.

“This is a prudent, yet comprehensive, plan funding the county’s priorities while trimming excess where possible,” Kittleman said. “We had a challenge due to limited revenue growth next year. However, I am confident we’ve met our goals and even exceeded some in this budget – without raising taxes or cutting back services that could impact residents. The budget I proposed … will help us ensure a

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Guest Article

April 11 Is ‘Drug Take Back Day’

Turn in Your Unused Prescriptions and Make Your Home Safer

As many as one in five teenagers say they’ve taken a prescription drug without having a prescription for it, according to research conducted by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. What’s more, the same research shows that this behavior cuts across geographic, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic boundaries.

The problem is a local one, especially when, according to the Howard County Department of Police, two-thirds of teens who abuse prescription drugs are getting them from cabinets at home.

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