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  • Regrettable that referendum bill failed in General Assembly [Letter]

    I found your editorial "Referendum process should be in hands of people, not courts" very interesting.  You ask the two candidates for Howard County Executive to pledge their support for fixing the referendum process.  As one of the candidates for county executive, I was surprised that you did not include in your editorial my efforts during the most recent General Assembly session to protect the right to referendum.
  • Special appeals court strikes down Howard zoning referendum

    Special appeals court strikes down Howard zoning referendum
    Maryland's second highest appeals court has struck down a citizen-led effort to bring more than a dozen zoning changes in Howard County to the ballot in November.  In a ruling released Wednesday, three judges from the Court of Special Appeals affirmed...

    Referendum process should be in hands of people, not courts [Editorial]

    Referendum process should be in hands of people, not courts [Editorial]
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the referendum process in Maryland is broken. It most certainly doesn't require a room full of lawyers to determine that, either. Yet, that is what's happening as Maryland's Court of Special...

    Court of Special Appeals hears Howard referendum case

    Court of Special Appeals hears Howard referendum case
    With just two weeks left to submit questions for the November general election ballot, attorneys on both sides of a Howard County referendum case made their arguments before three Court of Special Appeals judges in Annapolis Monday morning.  The case...

    Referendum deposition issue needs clarification [Letter]

    I chaired the referendum effort of Citizens Working to Fix Howard County (FixHoCo).  We followed the rules.  We didn't coerce anyone to sign, nor collect signatures in any inappropriate way.  The recent attempts by William Erskine of the Offitt Kurman law...