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2/18/2021  Fox WBFF 45 News After slashing snow budget in half, MD county continues clearing roads as deficit piles up
2/16/2021 Baltimore Sun Howard County council looks to limit single-use plastic in restaurants, retailers
2/10/2021 Baltimore Sun Petition in Howard County seeks to create referendum on new sanctuary law
1/4/2021 Baltimore Sun Columbia cultural arts center funding approved by Howard County Council
12/11/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard council passes bill prohibiting county agencies from cooperating with ICE; Ball signs into law
12/10/2020   State of Emergency 2020-21
12/8/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard County Council passes Liberty Act, prohibiting county agencies from cooperating with ICE
12/7/2020 Press Release Howard County Council Election of Officers
11/24/2020   State of Emergency 2020-20
11/18/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard council members introduces legislation to prohibit county agencies from cooperating with ICE
11/16/2020   State of Emergency Order 2020-19
11/10/2020   State of Emergency Order 2020-18
10/22/2020 Press Release Councilmember Jones Files Legislation Prohibiting All County Agencies from Cooperating with Immigration Enforcement
10/20/2020 Baltimore Sun 'The moment we've been waiting for': Residents voice support for building of new Columbia cultural center
10/15/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard County Council to discuss Columbia Cultural Center, new elementary school in October
10/9/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard County Executive Calvin Ball vetoes council bill that would have ended county's contract with ICE
10/7/2020 Press Release Councilmembers Jones and Rigby Announce that Racial Equity Task Force Advances in Howard County
10/5/2020 Baltmore Sun Howard County Council passes bill to end ICE contract , but County Executive Calvin Ball says he wil veto it
10/5/2020 Baltimore Sun Protesters hold vigil ahead of Howard council's proposed vote on whether to end county's contract with ICE
10/5/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard County Council set to vote Monday on legislation to permanently end county's contract with ICE
10/2/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard immigration justice coalition announces support for proposed bill to end county's contract with ICE
9/24/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard detention center policy to accept only ICE detainees convicted of violent crimesis effective immediately
9/18/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard County clarifies contract with ICE to accept only detainees who are convicted of violent crimes
9/17/2020 Baltimore Sun Protesters use County Executive Calvin Ball's news conference to demonstrate against Howard's contract with ICE
9/02/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard County Council to introduce bills to end ICE contract, create racial task force following summer protests
8/27/2020 Press Release Councilmembers Jones and Rigby File Legislation Establishing Racial Equity Task Force
8/12/2020 Baltimore Sun Scarred by deadly floods, Ellicott City residents have learned to prepare whenever it rains
7/29/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard voters to see referendum questions in November on redistricting commission, discrimination, citizen boards
7/15/2020 Baltimore Sun What you need to know about the state of body-worn police camersa in Howard County
7/13/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard County becomes first Maryland jurisdiction to pass legislation for bird-friendly design standards
7/09/2020 Press Release Howard County Council Legislative Actions - July 7, 2020
7/07/2020 Press Release Council Approves Bird-Safe Building Designs in Howard County
7/07/2020 Press Release Councilwoman Rigby Announces Passage of the Afforable Housing Retention Act
7/02/2020 Baltimore Sun Howard County Council to vote on Charter Commission recommendations next week
6/23/2020 Press Release Councilmembers Jones and Rigby Announce Racial Equity Actions in Howard County
6/12/2020   State of Emergency Order 2020-12
6/12/2020   State of Emergency Order 2020-11
6/10/2020 Press Release Phase II Reopening
6/3/2020 Press Release Open Closed in Howard County as of 6/5/2020
5/29/2020   State of Emergency Order 2020-10
5/27/2020 Press Release Howard County Council & County Executive Reach Agreement on FY21 Capital & Operating Budgets
5/26/2020   State of Emergency Order 2020-09
5/22/2020 Press Release  Howard County Council Unanimously pases CR34-2020 which reduces the HCPSS Health and Dental Fund Deficit by $7.2M
5/20/2020 Press Release Council Members Yungmann, Jung and Walsh Advance Amendments to the FY21 Capital and Operating Budgets
5/19/2020 Baltmore Sun Howard County Council passes $7.2M reduction of school system's health fund deficit
5/15/2020   State of Emergency Order 2020-08
4/24/2020 Press Release Councilmembers Rigby and Jones File Legislation Restructuring Recordation Tax on Real Estate Transactions
4/24/2020 Press Release Howard County Council Vice Chair and Chair File Emergency Legislation, The Rental Protection and Stability Act (CB33-2020)
4/9/2020   State of Emergency Order 2020-05
4/8/2020   State of Emergency Order 2020-04
4/2/2020 News Release Howard County Receives AAA Credit Rating From All 3 Rating Agencies for 23rd Year
3/23/2020 Press Release County Council Extends state of Emergency in a televised Virtual Emergency Legislative Session Called to Protect the Public Health, Safety and Welfare of Howard County Residents and Businesses
3/20/2020 Press Release Howard County Board of License Commissioners approve Emergency Temporary Alcohol Beverage License Relief in response to to the COVID-19 Pandemic
3/19/2020 Press Release Howard County Board of License Commissioners to meet in an Emergency Sessionto consider Temporary Alcohol Beverage License Relief in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
3/17/2020 Press Release COVID-19 Council Update
3/16/2020   State of Emergency Order 2020-03
3/15/2020   State of Emergency Order 2020-02
3/13/2020 Press Release Coronavirus Press Release
3/9/2020 Baltimore Sun Army Corps of Engineers deems Ellicott City flood plan 'sound,' with no timeline of implementation in sight
3/7/2020 The Business Monthly Ball pre-files agricultural preservation legislation
2/25/2020 The Business Monthly Inside Merriweather Doc Premieres on MPT
2/25/2020 Press Release Council Chair Deb Jung Files Legislation to Require Bird Safe Building Designs in Howard County
2/21/2020 Press Release  Councilwoman Rigby Files Legislation to Preserve and Expand Affordable Housing in Howard County
2/20/2020 Press Release Council Testifies in Support of Health Study for BWI Impacts
2/18/2020 Press Release Council Testifies in Support of Kirwan Commission Legislation
2/7/2020 Press Release Council Approves WalkHoward Plan
2/3/2020 Press Release Councilmember Opel Jones Files Legislation to Require a Public Fiscal Analysis Statement for Council Bills
2/3/2020 Press Release Councilwoman Rigby Files Legislation to Create Local Whistleblower Protections
1/29/2020 Howard County Times Howard County braces for the reality of plastic bag fee
1/15/2020 CBS Baltimore Howard County Council Considering Electric Scooters in Columbia
1/6/2020 Press Release County Council Hires Two New Hearing Examiners