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Howard County Executive Proposes $1.88 Billion Operating Budget for FY 2022, Providing Record $633 Million for Schools

Howard County Executive Proposes $1.88 Billion Operating Budget for FY 2022, Providing Record $633 Million for Schools

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball presented his proposed $1.88 billion operating budget for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) to the Howard County Council. Ball’s budget is a 6.8% increase over FY 2021’s budget - primarily due to adding $50 million contingency in Grant Fund for potential new pandemic relief funding. The budget includes no tax increases while supporting Howard County’s collective priorities – including education, pandemic relief, and public infrastructure. The General F...
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Howard County Unveils Two Innovative Nonverbal Communication Boards at Blandair Park Playground

Howard County Unveils Two Innovative Nonverbal Communication Boards at Blandair Park Playground

Today Howard County Executive Calvin Ball joined the Department of Recreation & Parks to unveil two innovative nonverbal communication boards at Blandair Regional Park’s new “Play for All” playground. The boards, which were partially funded by the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS), allow nonverbal children to easily communicate without the use of personal augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. The park’s Play for All playground is set to open this Spring. 
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Governor Hogan and First Lady Join Howard County Executive for Vaccine Clinic Tour

Governor Hogan and First Lady Join Howard County Executive for Vaccine Clinic Tour

April 14, 2021 Media Contact: Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022  ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan joined Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today to tour a vaccine clinic at Bridgeway Church in Columbia. The clinic is a partnership between the state’s Vaccine Equity Task Force, Howard County Health Department and other County age...
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Howard County Executive Launches Community-Based Mobile Testing

Howard County Executive Launches Community-Based Mobile Testing

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball launched new community-based mobile testing at five rotating locations throughout Howard County. The mobile testing will be operated by First Call Urgent Care, Monday-Friday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. The mobile testing sites were chosen to remove barriers to access for communities as school buildings reopen. Locations are walkable to surrounding communities and along bus routes. 
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Howard County Executive Statement on Anticipated Mass Vaccination Site

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball released the following statement regarding an anticipated mass vaccination site in Howard County:  “Howard County is a central location in Maryland and accessible to many residents around our state. We’re eager to support vaccination efforts to help end this pandemic and look forward to working with Governor Hogan to stand up a mass vaccination site in Howard County by the end of April.
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