Posted inEducation

Modification to HCPSS 2021-22 calendar impacts summer

The original Howard County Public School System calendar included schools and offices closed June 28 for the primary elections. However the Maryland Court of Appeals recently moved the primary elections to July 19. Subsequently, on April 7, the Board of Education approved a modification to the HCPSS calendar. As a result: Tuesday, June 28: Schools and offices open (previously […]

Posted inGovernment

Hogan calls special session for redistricting

Gov. Larry Hogan accepted the final certified legislative and congressional maps submitted by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission and transmitted them to the Maryland General Assembly. The governor also signed a proclamation calling for a special session of the General Assembly beginning Monday, Dec. 6 for the purpose of acting on the commission’s maps. The new maps were formally […]

Posted inGovernment

Redistricting Commission announces public meeting

The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission (Citizens Commission), a balanced commission created by Governor Larry Hogan to draw fair and representative legislative and Congressional district maps for the 2022 elections, will begin its third round of virtual meetings on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. Maryland citizens are encouraged to join the meeting. During round three, the […]

Posted inBusiness News

COVID-19 relief sent $62.7M to Second District restaurants, venues

Congressman C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD) highlighted the impact of emergency federal funding for Maryland restaurants and arts and entertainment venues sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) provided more than $40 million in grants to struggling eateries throughout Maryland’s 2nd District alone. Another $22.7 million aided museums, galleries, theaters, music […]

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Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission to hold virtual meeting for Baltimore City, Anne Arundel and Howard Counties July 7

The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission, a bipartisan commission created by Gov. Larry Hogan to draw fair and representative legislative and congressional district maps for the 2022 elections, will hold a virtual public meeting for residents of Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel and Howard counties on Wednesday, July 7, at 6 p.m. Register to attend and provide testimony, either in […]

Posted inPolitics

Choosing the next powerful governor

The governor of Maryland has long been considered one of the most powerful state chief executives in the country. The pandemic has shown how far that power can reach into the everyday lives of citizens – how we shop, work, play and worship. Next year, those citizens get to choose Larry Hogan’s replacement. There will […]

Posted inPolitics

GOP drops to third place

The Republican Party became a minor party in Howard County in December 2020. It’s too early to predict what bearing this will have on political but business leaders, party officials and political analysts have taken notice. Unaffiliated voters now outnumber registered Republicans in Howard County by a slim margin of 451, but the Republican deficit […]