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Howard voters raised bar for petitions, but did they know it?
Those in Howard County who want to channel the power of the ballot box to challenge local government decisions are going to have to work a bit harder to do it in elections to come, thanks to the vote Tuesday on one of five county charter changes. Whether this was the change voters wanted to make when they endorsed the change in overwhelming numbers seems to be a matter of debate.
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun
November 8, 2012