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Howard County Public Schools System eliminates health fund deficit two years ahead of schedule

HCPSS Superintendent Michael Martirano, joined by Board of Education Chair Chao Wu, County Executive Calvin Ball, County Council Chair Liz Walsh, and system and county leaders, announced the school system’s health fund deficit will be eliminated this year (fiscal year 2022) – two years ahead of schedule. The deficit, which began in 2015 and was […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Organization for Applied Scientific Research to collaborate on research, tech development

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), of Laurel, and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, have signed a memorandum of understanding, officially establishing a transatlantic collaboration between the two organizations that has been developing for nearly a decade. APL and TNO focus on applied research, giving them […]

Posted inGovernment

Cardin, Portman introduce bipartisan legislation to encourage retirement savings

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), also a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced the Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act — bipartisan legislation to encourage retirement savings by fostering the growth of S corporations […]

Posted inFinance, Government, Howard County

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball presents capital budget for Fiscal 2022

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball presented to the County Council a $304.6 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for fiscal 2022, including $72.5 million from General Obligation (GO) bonds. The CIP budget book can be viewed at The county has experienced a slowdown in the rate of revenue growth and a steady increase in its debt burden in […]