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  • Transgender rights bill could be petitioned to referendum

    Transgender rights bill could be petitioned to referendum
    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.  MdPetitions.org sent...
  • Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections

    Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections
    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...
  • Woodbine Democrat files for District 9A House seat

    Woodbine Democrat files for District 9A House seat
    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...
  • Howard delegation predicts focus on budget, election-year politics for 2014 session

    Howard delegation predicts focus on budget, election-year politics for 2014 session
    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....
  • Howard legislators field questions on 2014 priorities

    Howard legislators field questions on 2014 priorities
    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...
  • Kittleman to file bill intended to clarify referendum process

    Kittleman to file bill intended to clarify referendum process
    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...
  • Blue Maryland gets more liberal [Editorial]

    Blue Maryland gets more liberal  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Court upholds Baltimore County's rejection of referendum petitions

    Court upholds Baltimore County's rejection of referendum petitions
    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...
  • Society members support current referendum petition [Letter]

    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...
  • Howard zoning petition drive nears finish line

    Howard zoning petition drive nears finish line
    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...
  • Why has Board of Elections expanded its role in petition? [Letter]

    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...
  • Howard group appeals Board of Elections decision to deny petition

    Howard group appeals Board of Elections decision to deny petition
    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.  Lisa...