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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Howard citizens petition for referendum of comprehensive zoning bill

    Howard citizens petition for referendum of comprehensive zoning bill
    The petitioners come from Ellicott City, Clarksville, Highland, Fulton and everywhere in between. They're Democrats and Republicans, farmers and suburban homeowners. But they're united by the feeling that a comprehensive zoning bill recently passed by 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...
  • 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...
  • Labor group reports spending $2.7 million on casino fight

    A Washington-area labor organization poured $2.7 million into the fight for gambling expansion during the General Assembly's special session last month, according to its disclosure statement. The total reported by the Washington Building & Construction...
  • Gambling interests spent $3.6 million on special session

    Casino owners, labor and other interests spent more than $3.6 million to influence lawmakers during last month's special session to expand gambling in Maryland — a figure that comes to about $900,000 a day for the four-day session, according to...
  • Challenge to map referendum fails

    A Democratic Party-backed attempt to block a statewide referendum on Maryland's new congressional map failed Friday when a judge ordered that it be on the November ballot. The Maryland Democratic State Central Committee filed suit last month...
  • Some gambling opponents focus fight on Prince George's

    Some gambling opponents are hoping to block a sixth casino from being built in Maryland by focusing their energy in one place: Prince George's County. The county is a key battleground because of a provision in the new gambling law that says the state can...