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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Maryland Gun-Control Measures Upheld by Federal Judge

Maryland Gun-Control Measures Upheld by Federal Judge

A law banning 45 assault weapons and limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets is not an undue burden on Second Amendment rights, says a judge.
National Same-Sex Marriage: Supreme Court or Bust?

National Same-Sex Marriage: Supreme Court or Bust?

With more courthouse victories for gays and lesbians, is it time for a final decision?
County Executive Pledges Support for Ellicott City's Main Street

County Executive Pledges Support for Ellicott City's Main Street

'I believe Ellicott City has the best Main Street in the country.' —Howard County Executive Ken Ulman

Ulman Files Resolution to Improve Ellicott City

The resolution is part of an application to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Howard County Courthouse Expansion Project Gets Rolling

Howard County Courthouse Expansion Project Gets Rolling

Citizens can hear more about the plans, give feedback this week.
Work to Begin on Major Ellicott City Historic District Improvement

Work to Begin on Major Ellicott City Historic District Improvement

Construction is expected to begin June 10 in Parking Lot E in downtown Ellicott City, which will mean the temporary loss of parking spots.
Howard County Event Raises $3,000 for Domestic Violence Prevention

Howard County Event Raises $3,000 for Domestic Violence Prevention

A 7K run has raised money for the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence.
Former Howard County Employee Indicted on Charges Including Fraud, Theft

Former Howard County Employee Indicted on Charges Including Fraud, Theft

The Glen Burnie woman assumed a false identity, the attorney general's office reported.
Ellicott City Reforestation Includes 1.68 Acres of Tree Plantings

Ellicott City Reforestation Includes 1.68 Acres of Tree Plantings

The project near Illchester and Bonnie Branch will be finished before June.
Howard County Unveils Arboretum at Ellicott City Government Campus

Howard County Unveils Arboretum at Ellicott City Government Campus

Citizens can tour the tree-filled campus in person and online.
Should Maryland Legalize Pot?

Should Maryland Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
Transportation Funding Doubles, Record School Spending: HoCo Operating Budget Proposal

Transportation Funding Doubles, Record School Spending: HoCo Operating Budget Proposal

The budget proposal also includes more than 100 additional positions, County Executive Ken Ulman said.
President Grants Howard County Federal Disaster Relief for Snowstorm

President Grants Howard County Federal Disaster Relief for Snowstorm

Snow recovery efforts in Baltimore, Howard and Carroll counties qualify for federal aid.
Wheels Turn on HoCo Bike Sharing Project

Wheels Turn on HoCo Bike Sharing Project

The county launched a bike sharing website, asks for feedback.
$2.3 Million for Downtown Ellicott City: Capital Budget Proposal Highlights

$2.3 Million for Downtown Ellicott City: Capital Budget Proposal Highlights

Also, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman proposed $1.2 million for improvements at the Patapsco Female Institute.
SPEAK OUT: 2 Public Hearings on HoCo's Capital Budget Proposal

SPEAK OUT: 2 Public Hearings on HoCo's Capital Budget Proposal

Share with the Howard County Council which projects you want funded.
Feds to Investigate Maryland Health Care Exchange Problems

Feds to Investigate Maryland Health Care Exchange Problems

The inspector general is going to investigate the troubled launch of Maryland's health care exchange. Officials fired the site's originator last month.
Special Staircase to Connect Historic Ellicott City

Special Staircase to Connect Historic Ellicott City

The project would make Ellicott City more accessible for pedestrians.
For the Seventeenth Time, HoCo Earns AAA Bond Rating

For the Seventeenth Time, HoCo Earns AAA Bond Rating

Howard is one of 40 counties in the nation to earn a AAA rating from all three agencies.