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Byron Macfarlane opposes Ho Co 2-19 and calls for the abolishment of the Orphans’ Court in Howard County

Byron Macfarlane (Register of Wills for Howard County) sent a letter to the entire Howard County Delegation in Annapolis opposing "Ho Co 2-19 - Howard County – Orphans’ Court Judges – Qualifications" and calling for the abolishment of the Orphans' Court in Howard County. Here is a copy of the letter and here is the text from the letter below: RE:...

2019 bill for Live and Archived Video Streaming of Meetings in Annapolis – HB 144

It is back in 2019...a bill for Live and Archived Video Streaming of Meetings in the General Assembly in Annapolis...currently House Bill 144. This bill is sponsored by Delegates Szeliga and Moon. The full text is not out there as of this post...so I may do an updated post in the future once I get a chance to see the information...

Two More Senators Cosponsor S.21 – Pay Our Coast Guard Act

Back on January 16th I wrote about "42,000 Members Of The Coast Guard Go Without Pay Due To Government Shutdown"...in that article I wrote about how 23 members of the U.S. Senate had cosponsored S.21 - Pay Our Coast Guard Act...and since that article two additional Senators have added their names to the bill: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy 01/17/2019 Sen....

Rams vs Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

After two very exciting games yesterday...we have the matchup for Super Bowl LIII...it will be the Los Angeles Rams vs New England Patriots. Rams won 26 to 23 in overtime over the Saints. Patriots won 37 to 31 in overtime over the Chiefs. This is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI in which the Patriots won 20 to 17 over the Rams back in...

Serious Cold Weather Headed To Howard County – January 20 to 22, 2019

We have some cold weather headed our way...starting later this afternoon and lasting for a couple of days. Here are the temps per weather.com: Low of 8 tonight...wow that is cold. High of 20 tomorrow...and if the forecast is correct...we wont get above freezing for the next few days. Wednesday and Thursday the temps do warm up into the 40's...but with...

Howard County Delegation Work Session on January 23rd Will Take Up Controversial Local Bills

This is the notification I have been waiting for...the one about our local delegation taking up some very controversial bills potentially headed to Annapolis this session in 2019. Here is the notification sent out yesterday: The Howard County Delegation has scheduled their next meeting to discuss and potentially vote on local bills. The work/voting session will be held on Wednesday,...

Hootsuite will end support for Google+ as of January 28th

We all knew this was coming...support for Google+ is coming to an end as Google+ begins the process of shutting down...and Hootsuite notified users today of their end of support on January 28, 2019. Here is the information they sent out: Google recently announced it would be shutting down Google+ for consumers. This process will begin on January 28, 2019...

Howard County Government resource sheet to assist furloughed federal workers

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball sent out the message above on Facebook this morning: Howard County Government has prepared this resource sheet to assist furloughed federal workers avoid utility service interruptions, negotiate with lenders to avoid impact on credit ratings, provide healthy meals for their children, and avoid scams targeting them. Please, share this resource guide to ensure all affected...

Howard County Executive Ball Seeks Input into Transportation Funding Priorities for Howard County

The following was released via press release on January 16th: ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today announced the beginning of the public input process as the County prepares to submit its annual Priority Letter to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). The Priority Letter will recommend Howard County’s prioritized transportation projects for MDOT’s FY 2020-2025 Consolidated...

Howard County Councilmember Opel Jones Condemning Hate Speech, Acts of Bigotry, and Anti-Semitism at Howard High School

Over the past weekend we had more vandalism at one of the local high schools (Howard High School). Here is a release sent out by Howard County Councilmember Opel Jones (District 2) on January 15th: Here is some of the text of the release: Over the extended weekend, my office was alerted of vandalism committed on the campus of Howard High School....