| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:06 PM
The day after the state legislature extended civil rights protections to transgender people, the group that successfully petitioned same-sex marriage to the ballot in 2012 threatened to petition the transgender protections, too.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Advocates in Maryland who backed the successful passage of the first statewide legal protections for transgender citizens in housing, employment and public accommodations this legislative session don't consider their work complete.
The Maryland Coaltion...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:00 PM
A second Democrat has entered the race for a House seat in District 9A, which represents a traditionally conservative slice of western Howard County.
Woodbine resident Wally Carson announced his candidacy Thursday.
Carson, 70, ran for the same...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Members of Howard County's legislative delegation to Annapolis predict tough spending decisions, election-year grandstanding and progress on hot-button statewide issues with local implications when the General Assembly's session starts next week....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As of Wednesday at noon, Maryland's General Assembly is back in session for the new year.
On Saturday, Howard County voters got a chance to ask their questions about the 2014 session at a legislative luncheon hosted by the county's chapter of the League...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:25 AM
In response to a group of Howard County citizens attempting to bring a referendum of more than a dozen comprehensive zoning decisions to the ballot this November, state Sen. Allan Kittleman said he plans to introduce a bill that would require local...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one.
The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A Baltimore County judge has upheld the local election board's decision to reject petitions that sought to overturn county zoning maps.
Circuit Judge Jan Marshall Alexander ruled this week in the case. In February, the county election board rejected...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The following is a response to the Nov. 7 editorial, "Catchall ballot referendums do a disservice to voters."
The members of the Rosa Bonheur Society Inc. [RBS] appreciate the support of Citizens Working to Fix Howard County [FIXHOCO] and the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:05 AM
As the sun set over Ellicott City on a crisp autumn evening earlier this week, the volunteers stood outside Miller Library, clutching clipboards and calling out to passersby: "Would you like to help take zoning to the voters?"
People stopped to listen...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:15 PM
The 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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:50 AM
A group of Howard County citizens whose attempts to bring components of a comprehensive zoning bill to referendum were denied by the county Board of Elections in November have filed two appeals contesting the decision, the group's leader said.