Story | Dec 11, 2013 | 11:50 AM
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Story | Dec 11, 2013 | 2:15 PMThe referendum petition sponsored by Citizens Working to Fix Howard County [FIXHOCO] was reviewed by the Howard County Board of Elections [HCBE], which approved the format. The HCBE also required that a "fair and accurate" summary of the issues targeted by the petition needed to be printed on the back of each signature sheet. The HCBE stated that it was not their role to assess the fairness or accuracy of the summary, but that it was possible that it could be contested in court by other individuals and/or groups. The only other stipulation HCBE made before any referendum petitioning began was that during the course of petitioning that a complete copy of the comprehensive rezoning bill needed to be available for people to consult.
Story | Dec 10, 2013 | 6:48 PM
The right to referendum is the basic democratic right of the people to appeal a government legislative action through petition and the power of the vote. As a former citizen activist and a current elected official, I wholeheartedly support this right. In...
Story | Nov 29, 2013 | 4:26 PM
Story | Nov 27, 2013 | 12:30 PM