Black Friday Sale: Get 75% off a digital subscription


Howard Council overturns nutritional standards veto

Howard Council overturns nutritional standards veto

After nearly six months of back-and-forth, a bill creating a set of nutritional guidelines for the food and drink sold in Howard County government vending machines was voted, for a final time, into law today. 

The legislation, which requires a certain percentage of the food and drink offerings in county vending machines to meet a set of caloric, fat and sugar guidelines. was first passed by the County Council in early July, and then vetoed a week later by County Executive Allan Kittleman. 

The 4-1 decision Friday traced party lines, with the council's lone Republican member, Greg Fox, casting the only dissenting vote. He and Kittleman argue that the...