Thursday, January 31, 2013
Howard County Executive said progress in the county is a model for the state in his State of the County address.
County Executive Ken Ulman proclaimed that Howard County’s investments in education, sustainability and public health have made it a model for the rest of the state in his State of the County address on Thursday. Addressing a room filled with businesspeople at Turf Valley in Ellicott City, Ulman joked about social media and shouted-out to the Ravens. But he also focused on the county’s lowest unemployment rate in the state and its Triple-A bond rating. “It is important to note that none of these accomplishments have been achieved by accident,” said Ulman. “They all happen by design. They are the result of the decisions we have made together.” “Through our choices and our decisions, we have created a model for Maryland,” said Ulman. In …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman gave his State of the County Address Thursday. Read a recap of the Patch live blog by clicking below. Have something to say? Shout it out in the comments.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman gave the State of the County Address in front of members of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce at Turf Valley in Ellicott City. Check out the Patch coverage and Twitter traffic by clicking above. Add your own comments as well.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The county executive says he's still thinking about teacher pensions and can't yet take a position on the governor's proposal to add a tax to gas.
Despite the chatter surrounding Gov. Martin O’Malley’s request that legislators add to the gas tax, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is still steaming over something else, according to the Washington Post. During his State of the State address Wednesday afternoon, O'Malley asked legislators to make "tough choices," including applying the state's 6 percent sales tax to gasoline. After O'Malley's speech, Ulman reportedly said that he couldn’t even take a position on the gas tax proposal because he still had pensions on the brain. Earlier this month, O'Malley proposed moving half of the burden of teacher pension payouts to the counties in order to help close the state’s deficit; Ulman is not in favor of the proposal. “Frankly,” he told the …