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The Howard County Council approved the FY21 Capital and Operating Budget May 27, increasing spending 1.2 percent over the previous year. The amended budget included about 98 percent of the proposals from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. See the details
The Brewers Association of Maryland, Maryland Distillers Guild and Maryland Wineries Association are in support of Gov. Larry Hogan authorizing direct-to-consumer shipments of Maryland beer and spirits. Read more
Howard Bank has released the list of Top 15 small businesses vying to win $10,000 in its 'Keep It Local' contest. They are from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Harford and Howard counties plus Baltimore City. See them
Live! Casino & Hotel announced a comprehensive and robust health and safety plan in preparation for the eventual re-opening of the property. The new Play It Safe Plan is an enhanced health and sanitation program which will allow for ample social distancing, reduced occupancies and hygiene and health measures for all guests and staff. Find out more
In accordance with the Gov. Larry Hogan’s recommendations, some Howard County restaurants have opened for customers for outdoor seating only. Restaurants and bars that do not currently have outdoor seating will receive information on an expedited process in the coming days to accommodate operations. Details
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman reopened restaurants and bars May 29 under state guidelines. He also advanced the date for the opening of retail businesses to coincide with restaurants. Learn more
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley jointly announced a grant agreement that provides the City of Annapolis $4.25 million of federal CARES Act funding. Read it
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Preeti Emrick has been named Director of Emergency Management for Anne Arundel County. She joined the Office of Emergency Management in January 2020 as the deputy director. See more
The Howard County Council considered two measures affecting county residents May 27. County Resolution 84 and 85, would have increased both the county’s transfer and recordation taxes, which are two of three taxes currently charged on Howard County home sales. Details
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) voted in favor of bipartisan legislation improving the Payroll Protection Program, the loan forgiveness program created for small businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 269-147 and now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration. Read about it
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June 02, 2020