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Cardin, Van Hollen support fed workers, agencies in funding package

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced key provisions in the final fiscal 2022 appropriations package signed into law by President Joe Biden that they worked to secure in order to support federal workers through improved compensation and working conditions. The Omnibus Appropriations Act also enables critical maintenance projects at federal facilities […]

Posted inEmployment

Howard minimum wage increase to begin April 1

Effective Friday, April 1, the minimum wage in Howard County will increase to $14 for employers and $12.50 for small employers. Introduced by the Howard County Council this past November and signed by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on Dec. 13, 2021, Council Bill No. 82-2021 establishes a series of local minimum wage increases for employees working in Howard […]

Posted inGovernment

SDAT announces improvements to ground rent system

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) has announced a more simplified ground rent redemption system for Maryland homeowners who are subject to ground rent. The new process is designed to reduce the obstacles a homeowner must overcome, as well as the number of documents a homeowner must procure, for them to redeem their ground rent through SDAT. […]

Posted inBusiness News

Hogan announces $14.5M in Project Restore awards

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the second round of recipients for Project Restore, a $25 million economic recovery initiative that provides financial incentives to revitalize vacant retail and commercial space. In this round of awards, 209 businesses will receive $5.2 million in rental subsidies and $9.3 million in business operations grants over the next two years, totaling $14.5 […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

Pittman announces settlement in opioids litigation

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Office of Law announced its participation in national settlement agreements with opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, and the three largest distributors of opioids: Cardinal, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen. The county’s participation in the agreements is estimated to provide the county with roughly $30 million over 18 years for […]

Posted inFinance

Howard County earns Excellence in Financial Reporting award

Howard County earned a prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The professional group recently honored the county for excellence in following generally accepted accounting principles and promoting transparency in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report submission for fiscal 2021. Each fiscal year, […]