Floods and Flooding

Howard County lawmakers' agenda for 2019 session includes plastic bags, schools issues and Ellicott City

Howard County lawmakers' agenda for 2019 session includes plastic bags, schools issues and Ellicott City

When the Maryland General Assembly convenes for its 2019 session next week, Howard County’s delegation will tackle an agenda that’s been forming for the past several months.

Lawmakers representing the county — including a handful of freshman legislators — will press for local initiatives covering topics from fees on plastic bags to the voting process for school board members, and from tax relief for retirees to flood control for Ellicott City.

Local bills are often decided among the members of the county delegation. If approved there, they...

12°