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Get your carrots, not cookies, from Howard County's vending machines

Get your carrots, not cookies, from Howard County's vending machines

Healthy options are coming to Howard County, but some think the carrot is a stick. Four of five Howard County Council members, all Democrats, voted Friday to overturn County Executive Allan Kittleman's veto of a bill that creates nutritional guidelines for the food and drinks sold in government vending machines. Kittleman, the county's first Republican executive since 1998, framed the issue as one of choice for workers and visitors to county buildings, even if that means they choose fluorescent orange doodles chased by a bubbly soda. "I trust Howard County residents and employees to make their own decisions about what to eat," Kittleman said before vetoing the bill...

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