Final Status of 2019 Howard County Delegation Bills In The General Assembly

Here is the final status of all legislation submitted by the Howard County Delegation in 2019: Bills that have passed: HB0590 – Howard County Board of Education – Election of Members Ho. Co. 01–19 Vote Totals: House (134-0) Senate (47-0) HB0869 – Howard County – Alcoholic Beverages – Marketplace License Ho. Co. 06–19 Vote Totals: House (136-0) Senate (45-0) HB1166 – Howard County – Authority to Impose Fees...

In a Statement – Mayor Pugh intends to resume the duties of her office

In a statement released earlier today from Mayor Catherine Pugh: “Mayor Pugh has taken a leave to focus on recovering from pneumonia and regaining her health. She fully intends to resume the duties of her office and continuing her work on behalf of the people and the City of Baltimore.” Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been on a leave of absence...

Baltimore City Council Members Urge Mayor Pugh To Resign

The following is noted in a Statement from Councilman Scott On Council's Letter Calling For Mayor To Resign: BALTIMORE—"Baltimore will continue to have a cloud over its head while the investigations into Mayor Pugh's business dealings go on. These issues are extremely severe and prohibit the Mayor from focusing on the business of Baltimore. Today I join my colleagues in...

Happy “SINE DIE” – Status of Howard County Delegation Bills

Today is the final scheduled day of the Maryland General Assembly (known as “SINE DIE”) and I thought it would be good to take a look at the status of the various bills submitted by the Howard County Delegation. Bills that have passed: HB0590 - Howard County Board of Education – Election of Members Ho. Co. 01–19 HB0869 - Howard County –...

The Data Not Discussed By Many When It Comes To The Howard County Bag Tax – Part 2

In part 1 of this series we looked at the real data about bag taxes (not ever discussed in public forums) out of Montgomery County...and in part 2 we will take a look at the data out of Washington DC. According to the websites from the DC Government... the law in DC states: Effective January 1, 2010, the Act requires...

The Data Not Discussed By Many When It Comes To The Howard County Bag Tax – Part 1

Some elected officials and special interest groups are celebrating the passage of HB 1166-2019: Howard County – Authority to Impose Fees for Use of Disposable Bags Ho. Co. 04-19 (or better known as the Howard County Bag Tax). This bill (if signed by Governor Hogan) would allow the Howard County Council to bring forward a bill (after October 1st,...

The First Weekend Without Alliance of American Football

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) has finally updated their website with the information that was reported earlier in the week...the league has suspended operations and the season is over. The statement of "Due to ongoing legal processes, we are unable to comment further or share details about the decision" is interesting...you can bet we will be hearing about the...

HB 1409 – School Facilities Surcharge Rates Receives A Favorable Report By The Budget And Taxation Committee

HB 1409 - 2019 (Howard County - School Facilities Surcharge - Rates Ho. Co. 03-19) receives a Favorable Report by the Budget and Taxation Committee in the Maryland State Senate. This moves the bill one step closer to passing in 2019. The summary text of the bill reads: FOR the purpose of altering the amount of the school facilities surcharge...

Howard County police have arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of Ronald Carolina Jr.

I ran across this information on Facebook today: NEWS RELEASE: Police make arrests in Columbia homicide Howard County police have arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of Ronald Carolina Jr. in Columbia on March 28. Daniel Keantay Owens, 24, of Cedar Lane in Columbia and Antonio Donte Bardney, 18, of Rivendell Lane in Columbia were arrested yesterday and are being charged...

Howard County Bag Tax Bill Passed By Maryland State Senate 35 To 10

The Howard County Bag Tax Bill (also know as HB 1166-2019: Howard County – Authority to Impose Fees for Use of Disposable Bags Ho. Co. 04-19) was passed by the Maryland State Senate by a vote of 35 to 10. As of this post the vote totals have been posted but not the votes by State Senator. Once that document...