County Executive Calvin Ball has proposed a 6-cent increase to the fire and rescue tax in his proposed budget. This modest increase is absolutely the right call. It’s not the politically convenient move, but this 6-cent increase will save lives.
On May 2, officials will host a public meeting at Howard High School for the community to provide input. Though testimony will be taken, the decision over which option to pursue lays with County Executive Calvin Ball.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball recommended amending a proposed school purchasing agreement between the government and property owners in Jessup who have agreed to sell land for a 13th high school.
Making education the “top funding priority of his administration,” Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is proposing to fund the county school system $605.2 million in his inaugural spending plan for fiscal 2020.
The Howard County police department’s aviation program is being discontinued in an effort to curb government spending in light of a “historic” $108 million deficit, county officials announced this week.
Howard County’s government operates a school system, a police department with nearly 500 sworn officers, a fire department, a water and sewer system, a landfill and six branch libraries that have the highest per-capita circulation rate in the state.
The announcement comes nearly two years since President Trump pulled the United States from the Paris Agreement. Since then, 285 counties nationwide have joined a U.S. pact to combat climate change including five in Maryland — Howard, Frederick, Montgomery, Baltimore and Prince George's.
Officials in Annapolis and Baltimore are wrestling with a proposal by the owner of Maryland’s two largest horse racing tracks to turn Laurel Park into a “super track” capable of hosting some of racing’s largest events – perhaps even the coveted Preakness Stakes.
After the Baltimore City Council passed clean air legislation Monday that could lead a large trash incinerator to shut down, officials in the city and surrounding counties began considering their alternatives for if and when that consequence comes to pass.
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, in partnership with the Howard County Health Department, received a nearly $1.1 million State Opioid Response Grant from the Maryland Department of Health to establish 24-hour crisis services at the center.
Howard County has filed a petition against the Federal Aviation Administration in federal court, opposing the agency’s approval of a plan to expand BWI Marshall Airport over neighbors’ noise concerns, the county announced Wednesday.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball joined with three other former county executives in a ceremony Monday marking 50 years of charter government in the county. Voters adopted the charter and elected Omar Jones as the first county executive in November 1968.