Howard County has maintained its Triple-A credit rating from all three bond ratings agencies after one agency had warned the county might lose its Triple-A standing due to uncertainty with the federal government.
Howard County business officials still are learning how the federal sequestration will affect the county's economy, but once Congress missed its March 1 deadline for an agreement avoiding the cuts, one local business already was feeling the effects.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Friday joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Annapolis to support the Governor's proposed gun control legislation as it enters the House of Delegates after passing the Senate.
Federal education officials warned Wednesday of deep cuts to school systems such as Baltimore's if lawmakers fail to avert across-the-board spending reductions — reductions that would leave local schools with uncertainty as they decide how many teachers and programs they can retain next year.
Among the topics discussed were the $100 million apartment complex Metropolitan Downtown Columbia, which developers broke ground on earier this month, Whole Foods coming to the Rouse Company headquarters, and, of course, the newly proposed plans for the redevelopment of Symphony Woods Park.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced Friday that Lawrence Twele has been selected to serve as acting President and CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, filling the vacancy created when Laura Neuman was sworn in as Anne Arundel County Executive.
The Anne Arundel County Council on Thursday night appointed as its new county executive Howard County Economic Development Authority chief Laura Neuman, whose drive and business savvy got her a master's degree in business when she hadn't completed high school or college.
Howard County is considering other locations than North Laurel's Beechcrest Mobile Home Park to build an apartment complex for the chronically homeless, county spokesman Mark Miller confirmed this week.
Howard County has maintained a AAA bond rating from agencies Standard & Poors, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings since the mid 1990s, but if Moody's downgrades the federal government's debt to AA-plus, Howard County could follow.
Howard County Fire Chief Bill Goddard is proposing to eliminate funding for the department's contingent employee program beginning July 1, but members of the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company believe the move is aimed solely at them.
Hours after Karen Brocklebank's son posted pictures on Instagram of his forearm marred with a series of self-imposed cuts and a threat to kill himself on his 13th birthday, she sat in an uncomfortable emergency room chair, sleepless and in despair.
Aspects of Renee Foose's proposed $721 million fiscal 2014 operating budget that were lauded at a public hearing included the hiring of a dietitian and community liaisons, and continued funding of science and Gifted and Talented programs.
While the Baltimore Ravens victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII is still fresh in everyone's minds, local Ravens fans are not the only ones basking in the glow of the team's victory.
After months of debate, the Howard County Council Monday voted 4-1 to approve land preservation legislation supported by the county administration that designates growth tiers required by state law, but not without criticism.
Decades ago developer James Rouse looked at a rundown industrial waterfront in downtown Baltimore and saw the makings of an attraction called Harborplace at the Inner Harbor. Now a former Rouse employee looks at an expanse of woods in downtown Columbia and sees the possibility of an "Inner Arbor."
One Howard County Government official was locked out of the Superdome Sunday, another became the subject of a photo on news websites across the country and a third followed a superstitious ride to the Ravens Super Bowl victory.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced Tuesday a package of improvements for Downtown Ellicott City totaling $3 million in his fiscal year 2014 capital budget for sidewalks, curbs and a project to beautify and improve the Tiber River Basin.