Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Howard County executive says his top priority in the 2013 General Assembly Session is to avoid additional cuts in state aid.
UPDATED (4:00 p.m.)—If Howard County Executive Ken Ulman had one wish for the coming General Assembly session it would be to avoid the type of cuts to local aid that have affected his county and others for the last five years. "Just don't cut me any more," Ulman said Tuesday during an appearance on the Midday with Dan Rodricks show on WYPR radio. [Listen to the show.] Ulman lamented cuts to local aid which in recent years have seen transportation funding cut by as much as 90 percent and a shifting of some teacher pension costs to the local jurisdictions. "It's been a rough time to be a county executive," Ulman said of the cuts and trying economic times. The Howard County executive's pleas echo those of leaders from other counties. Many …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Howard County Executive said he'd also support restrictions on magazine size.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said Monday he'd support a ban on assault weapons and regulations on gun magazine size as public officials across the country weigh in on gun policy after the deadly school shooting in Connecticut. "We need to have some common sense gun regulation," said Ulman at a press conference inside the George Howard Building in Ellicott City. "I've talked to a lot of friends and a lot of people I know who are very strong supporters of the Second Amendment who have said now is the time," said Ulman. "You've got to take a test to get a driver's license. Hopefully we can agree there ought to be basic steps that ensure people are responsible." Ulman said that banning assault weapons and reducing magazine size is not a…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Ken Ulman dropped by Landover Wednesday to satisfy a bet with his Prince George's County equal.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman dropped by Landover on Wednesday to pick up roadside trash in a Redskins jersey, fulfilling the terms of a wager with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker. The two top officials had placed a friendly bet on Sunday's matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins. Ulman, a diehard Ravens fan, lost out when Baltimore fell to the 'Skins 31-28 in overtime. Baker, ever the gracious victor, invited Ulman earlier this week to meet him at the Prince George's County Sports & Learning Complex in the shadow of FedEx Field. Though Ulman arrived sporting purple, he soon found himself clad in the burgundy-and-gold jersey of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. After some friendly trash talk…
The next gubernatorial election in 2014 could draw a crowded primary field.
Comptroller Peter Franchot, who was expected to run for governor in 2014, announced Tuesday he would not seek the post. Franchot, whose criticism of Gov. Martin O’Malley lead many to believe he would run, instead announced he would seek to retain his current position. But just because Franchot won’t run, doesn’t mean there won’t be a crowded primary field. Other Democrats who may seek the office include: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. See related coverage: What Democrat would you like to see make a run for the state’s top office? Tell us in the comments why you would like to see that person campaign for the office.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
After losing to a wager Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, Ken Ulman says he'll be picking up trash on Baker's home turf.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman says he'll make good on a bet with County Executive Rushern Baker this week, meaning the dyed-in-the-wool Ravens fan will be picking up trash in Prince George's County while singing "Hail to the Redskins" and wearing a Washington jersey. "I'm having a tough, tough day. As you know the Ravens lost, and I lost my bet to [Baker]," Ulman said in a YouTube video released on Monday. Last week, Ulman challenged Baker to a bet that the Baltimore Ravens would beat Baker's Redskins. On Sunday, the Redskins pulled off a 31-28 dramatic come-from-behind win in overtime. In his video, Ulman asked anyone willing to lend him a Redskins jersey to tweet a picture of it to @KenUlman.
After losing a bet, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said he'd be picking up trash in Prince George's wearing a Redskins jersey.
County Executive Ken Ulman said he plans to be in Prince George's County later this week picking up trash while singing 'Hail to the Redskins' and wearing a Redskins jersey after losing a bet to Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker. Ulman is scheduled to make good on the bet on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne Curry Sports and Learning Center in Landover. In a YouTube video released on Monday, Ulman said, "I'm having a tough, tough day. As you know the Ravens lost, and I lost my bet to [Baker]." Last week, Ulman challenged Baker to a bet that his favorite football team, the Ravens, would beat Baker's Redskins. On Sunday, the Redskins pulled off a 31-28 dramatic come-from-behind win in overtime. Now, Ulman is asking for a …
Monday, December 10, 2012
A group of young Democrats is using a Ravens-Redskins rivalry to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy victims and promote community service.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The two county executives have a lot riding on Sunday's game.
Ladies and gentlemen of the Baltimore-Washington corridor: it is on. That's the message out from Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman ahead of Sunday's Ravens-Redskins matchup at FedEx Field. The two sparred on Fox 5 Thursday night, agreeing to a friendly wager over the game. Ulman, a proud Ravens fan, had thrown down the gauntlet earlier by offering to wear the jersey of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III if Washington wins. But if the Ravens win, Ulman proposed that Baker would have to wear a Haloti Ngata jersey and make it a "purple friday" next week in Prince George's County. Baker upped the ante even more during their on-air interview, suggesting that Ulman would have to pick up …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Ken Ulman has had it up to here ... with the Redskins. And he's putting his faith to the test.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is fed up and he wants Prince Georges County Executive Rushern Baker to know. “I’m sick of hearing about the Redskins’ new quarterback,” Ulman said in a statement. “RG III will be TWO little and TWO late to handle the stifling Ravens defense," he said, referring to Redskins' quarterback Robert Lee Griffin III. Ulman and Rushern are supposed to attend this weekend's match between the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens at the Redskins' stadium. Ulman issued a challenge to Baker in advance of the game: if the Redskins win, he'll light up the Howard County government buildings in the Redskins' colors, burgundy and gold. And he'll wear an RG3 jersey to work But if the Ravens win? Then Ulman wants …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Howard Country Housing Commission purchased the Beechcrest Mobile Home Park earlier this year.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
The Howard County Housing Commission plans to build a 33-unit apartment complex in North Laurel in an effort to accomodate the chronically homeless, ExploreHoward.com reports. The commission purchased the Beechcrest Mobile Home Park for $1.6 million in September, executive director Tom Carbo told the publication. Located just north of Whiskey Bottom Road off of Route 1, the complex would host 33 single-occupant efficiency apartments for homeless individuals. The site is currently home to 38 mobile homes. Residents have been told the park will close Nov. 15, 2013 and that the county will provide relocation assistance. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said the planned facility will do a lot to help some of the estimated 230 homeless persons…