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3 HoCo Delegation Bills Become Law Without Governor Hogan’s Signature

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has decided to let a significant amount of legislation become law without his signature...here is a listing: HOUSE BILLS | SENATE BILLS 3 Howard County Delegation Bills are included in that list and will become law…they are: HB0869 – Howard County – Alcoholic Beverages – Marketplace License Ho. Co. 06–19 Establishing a marketplace license in Howard County;...

The Howard County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC) Seek Applicant For Female Vacancy

Here is what the Howard County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC) posted on Facebook earlier today: Houston, we have a vacancy. Are you a committed and engaged democratic woman looking to move our party forward by serving on the Howard County Democratic Central Committee? You might just be the woman for the job! Applications will close June 6th @ 11:59pm. Apply here, apply...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Voices Concerns About The Jung And Walsh Budget Amendments For Education

Yesterday morning I wrote about "Council Members Jung and Walsh Pre-File Budget Amendments for Additional $8 million in Education Funding" and then we had the crazy storms here in Howard County yesterday afternoon. Last night Howard County Executive Calvin Ball posted the following on Facebook: Today, many Howard County residents sought shelter due to a tornado warning that produced severe storms...

My Federal Real ID Act Experience At Maryland MVA In Columbia

I was one of the "More than 66,000 Maryland residents are at risk of having their driver’s licenses or identification cards recalled in June" and today was my appointment at the MVA in Columbia. I had collected all of my documents and went over the the MVA this morning. The Columbia office was PACKED when I arrived. Every seat taken...

Council Members Jung and Walsh Pre-File Budget Amendments for Additional $8 million in Education Funding

Here is the text from the press release on May 22nd: Ellicott City, MD (May 22, 2019)— Howard County Council Members Deb Jung and Liz Walsh have pre-filed amendments to the County Executive's proposed FY 20 Operating Budget to provide an additional $8 million in funding for the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS). "The community has been clearly heard: they...

Joe’s Place Deli & Office Catering To Close On May 31, 2019

I do not see all of the openings and closing of establishments around Howard County...but this one caught my attention today. Joe's Place Deli and Office Catering (located in Columbia on Minstrel Way) will be closing their doors on May 31, 2019. Here is information via their website: Dear Wonderful Customers: Joe’s Place will be closing for business permanently on May 31st. We...

Monthly auto stipend amounts for HCPSS staff – 2019

Ever wonder how much Howard County Public School System staff get paid to drive around the county to go from school to school...there is a MPIA request for that:   Requested Information I am requesting the mileage stipends that are given on a monthly basis rather than individuals who have to submit miles on a per diem form. Also include the annual...

WordPress 5.2.1 short-cycle maintenance release

WordPress has a new release (5.2.1). Here is information via WordPress.org: WordPress 5.2.1 is now available! This maintenance release fixes 33 bugs, including improvements to the block editor, accessibility, internationalization, and the Site Health feature introduced in 5.2. You can browse the full list of changes on Trac. WordPress 5.2.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. Version 5.2.2 is expected to follow in approximately two weeks. You can download WordPress...

Howard County Council Video Streaming Service Was Down on May 20th

The Howard County Council held a Public Hearing on May 20th with a significant agenda. Apparently the video streaming service was offline for this meeting. You can see the image above that is currently on the Howard County Council website and here is a tweet from the Howard County Council twitter account: Our online streaming service is down for tonight's...

Howard County police offering up to a $2,000 reward for information about a shooting on May 18 in Columbia

Announced on Facebook: Howard County police are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information about a shooting on May 18 in Columbia in which a bystander was shot in the leg. At approximately 6:37 p.m. on Saturday, two men were involved in an altercation outside of the Sam’s Mart in the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road when one...