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Ellicott City gets $3.4M for flooding

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has announced that the 2020 state capital budget includes $3.4 million in funds for Ellicott City’s Safe and Sound Plan. In addition, a bill (House Bill 428) succeeded in securing a minimum of $8 million spread out over three years to fund the Comprehensive Flood Mitigation Fund, prioritizing historic districts affected […]

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Pittman creates Gun Violence task force

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman signed an executive order creating a new task force to address gun violence in the county. The task force is charged with researching and compiling data on crimes and suicide involving guns and recommending actions to help reduce gun violence. Pittman announced Bishop Charles Carroll as the chair of […]

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Howard repeals mobile home tax

The Howard County Council passed legislation (CB8-2019), filed by County Executive Calvin Ball, to repeal its mobile home tax. An estimated 1,100 county mobile home residents previously paid an average of $45 a month in mobile home taxes. The repeal will be effective on the start of the new fiscal year, on July 1, 2019. […]

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House Committee Approves Legislation to Create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

The House Health and Government Operations Committee voted 20-3 to approve House Bill 768, sponsored by Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. It would address the high cost of prescription drugs by setting limits on how much the state and local governments pay for high-costs medications. “This is a major step […]

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HCGH Announces Practice Howard Program

Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) announced the launch of Practice Howard, an innovative program designed to reduce the shortage of primary care physicians in Howard County. The program is a joint effort with the Howard County government, which is providing grant funding to support new physicians and their practices. Through Practice Howard, new physicians and […]

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Awarded Contracts- March 2019

Awarded Contracts The following information is regarding awarded contracts and can be used to develop prime contractor, subcontractor and teaming partner relationships on these and other opportunities. The website for each awardee is also provided, if available. For more information, contact TargetGov: 410-579-1346 x 325 British Aerospace Engineering Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, […]

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DOC gets $750K to expand Defense Tech Center

The Maryland Department of Commerce (DOC) has received a $750,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to expand the Maryland Defense Technology Commercialization (DefTech) Center, a pilot program established in 2018 to fund tech transfer activities in U.S. Department of Defense labs at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Due to the success of the pilot […]

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Roads ranked #1 for volume; Traffic costs business $$ billions

Maryland’s quality of life and economic development are being hampered by high levels of traffic congestion and reduced accessibility. Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed a comprehensive set of transportation improvements designed to improve mobility, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, D.C., based national transportation research nonprofit. According to the report, “Keeping […]