Saying Howard County “must make sure we are not using a sledgehammer when only a scalpel is necessary,” County Executive Calvin Ball said Thursday that the county will continue its move to acquire buildings in historic Ellicott City, but has not committed to demolishing them.
Although President Donald Trump has little to do with running local governments in Maryland, he played an outsize role in politics here in 2018. Trump’s actions prompted backlash among the electorate, which in November voted out several high-profile Republicans in the state.
Calvin Ball, who has served 12 years on the Howard County Council, was sworn in on Monday as the first black person to hold the office of Howard County Executive. The Howard County Council was also sworn in.
As financial experts warn that Baltimore County may need to either raise taxes or scale back borrowing, the new county executive said Monday his first act will be to form a commission to review the county’s fiscal outlook and budget process.
The Republican's portrait unveiling saw a star-studded attendance. At least 150 people including Sen. Ben Cardin, Lt. Gov. Boyd Kevin Rutherford and Howard Executive-elect Calvin Ball were at the ceremony.
KKK flyers that have gone up around the state recently spread the same hateful message that apparently prompted a gunman to massacre 11 worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue last month: that Jews are responsible for illegal immigration from Mexico.
Tuesday’s election results mean that in 2019 Democrats will hold the top job in seven of Maryland’s eight largest jurisdictions. Meanwhile, Republicans — still riding high from Hogan’s historic win over Democrat Ben Jealous — looked around the state to see their bench had been decimated.
The day after becoming just the second Republican to be re-elected governor in Maryland history, Larry Hogan pledged to continue governing the blue state as a centrist as he laid out some of his second-term agenda.
Gov. Larry Hogan cruised to a second term Tuesday night, but failed to take others from his party along for the ride. Voters said they voted against most Republicans — other than Hogan — out of their disdain for President Donald Trump.
Here are five voter sentiments we learned from Tuesday’s midterm election in which Gov. Larry Hogan became the first Republican governor to win re-election in Maryland since the 1950s, despite widespread antipathy towards President Donald Trump.
Maryland's Howard County — a swing jurisdiction that’s had two Democrats and two Republicans as county executives since 1990 — often mirrors the sentiment of the state as a whole, and political observers are watching the Allan Kittleman-Calvin Ball race for signs of trends.
Howard County voters will head to the polls on June 26 to cast their ballots in a crowded County Council race and for the Democratic nominee to challenge uncontested incumbent Republican Allan Kittleman.
After Ellicott City suffered the deadly and devastating flash flood of 2016, the Howard County government commissioned an engineering study to determine how much it would cost to make the historic mill town safer. The answer: A lot.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a Democratic candidate for governor and a fixture in state politics for nearly a quarter century — died Thursday morning of cardiac arrest, officials said. Here’s how local political figures were reacting.
Farmers and residents in the western portion of the county continue to debate the merits of a contentious mulching bill. At the heart of the debate lies the question, how far should the county go to support the needs of farmers, and what exactly are those needs?
County executives from Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties came together on Thursday morning to discuss the economic future of their region, with a tone of collaboration and support for one another.
The last time local residents debated gun control in Howard County, it was in 2015 when County Executive Allan Kittleman signed a law banning firearms from county property. Now the debate is back and growing, including both how to improve gun safety and school security.
The “Maryland Party” — that annual Las Vegas schmooze fest between developers and the state’s top elected and government officials — appears to be on schedule for this May despite being held, yet again, at a resort owned by billionaire Steve Wynn.
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced last week his proposal to create a tax credit for first responders who live and work in the county, one of his first policy proposals for the new year.
The first challenger to County Executive Allan Kittleman has filed to run in the 2018 election, as well as the first Democrat in the race for the District 5 County Council seat and the first candidate in the District 9 state Senate race.