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Goucher College Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Leading In Maryland

Goucher College Poll: Sanders, Biden, Bloomberg leading Maryland Democratic primary; all Democratic candidates beat President Donald Trump in head-to-head matchups; Trump remains unpopular The Goucher College Poll asked Maryland Democratic likely voters about their presidential primary, how they viewed each Democratic presidential candidate, and their preferences toward candidate ideology and electability versus closeness of position on issues. The poll also asked...

What will you be so rich with that you will be willing to share it with the entire world?

This is not Howard County "news" or local information related at all. Sometimes we just need some positivity in our world. Hang out on social media for a few minutes and you know what I am talking about with that statement. I felt the need for a positive or uplifting post on the blog. This is a video is from 2017....

Targeted Punitive Tax on Digital Advertising Services In Maryland

The following notice was put out by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce: ACTION ALERT: Targeted Punitive Tax on Digital Advertising Services The debate over legislation that would establish a new digital advertising gross revenue tax of up to 10% on annual gross revenues derived from digital advertising services in the state continues. If it enacts Senate Bill 2, Maryland would become...

XFL Week 3 Recap – Scores, Standings and Power Rankings

One big upset in week 3 will shake up the power rankings this week. Here is a recap of the scores, standings and Scott E’s Blog Power Rankings after 3 weeks: Scores and Highlights: Hou Roughnecks 34 - TB Vipers 27 (stats) Houston is now the only undefeated team in the XFL. Tampa Bay's offense finally found the end zone scoring three TDs...

Goucher College Poll Results: Maryland residents view state taxes as too high, Governor Hogan remains popular and much more

Goucher College Poll Results: Marylanders recognize need for improvements in public schools but still largely unaware of Kirwan Commission; Residents view state taxes as too high, support progressive income tax structure, divided on the legalization of sports betting; Gov. Hogan remains popular The Goucher College Poll asked Maryland residents their views on various statewide issues, including the direction of and...

Howard County Neighbors United Posts Videos Of Board Of Education Candidates

Howard County Neighbors United (HCNU) dropped a lot of videos from the candidate forum from the Howard County Board of Education candidates that attended the forum on February 16th. Now I am not going to share every video they share..but will give you links here to some videos and a link to view all of the videos shared by HCNU....

Elkridge Man Sentenced to 42 Years in Prison for Drug Possession and Human Trafficking

Ronald Willis Cheek, age 49, was sentenced to a total of 42 years today by Howard County Circuit Court Judge Timothy J. McCrone for two separate cases that occurred in Elkridge, MD in 2019. On January 21, 2020, Cheek pleaded guilty to two counts of drug possession (one count of fentanyl, one count of cocaine). Then on January 29, 2020,...

Day Care Appears To Be Exempt From Proposed Sales Tax Legislation On Professional Services In Maryland

Yesterday I shared information from the Howard County Chamber of Commerce on "Sales Tax Proposed On Professional Services In Maryland" relating to HB 1628. In that article the Chamber notes: "This piece of legislation would lower the sales tax from 6% to 5% but would expand that 5% sales tax to everyday services that have never been taxed before: legal...

Sales Tax Proposed On Professional Services In Maryland

The following information was shared by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce via email today: LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT SALES TAX ON PROPOSED ON PROFESSIONAL SERVICES The House of Delegates is at it again. Yesterday, several House Democrats introduced a bill—HB 1628: Sales-and-Use Tax, Rate Reduction and Services—that would result in a massive tax increase of $2.6 billion for Marylanders, the largest single...

Councilwoman Rigby Files Legislation to Preserve and Expand Affordable Housing in Howard County

On March 2, Howard County Councilmember Christiana Rigby will introduce Council Bill 13-2020, the Affordable Housing Retention Act, that would provide the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Howard County Housing Commission with the first right to purchase rental housing at its final point of sale. This legislation will be co-sponsored by Councilmembers Opel Jones and Liz...