Let's Connect on Social Media!
Social media is a great resource to reach people where they are, promote dialogue, and provide transparency about the work taking place in Annapolis. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news and information that affects Howard County. And, I hope you will help me spread the word about my social media pages as a resource - thanks in advance your help! TWITTER: @courtneywatson1 FACEBOOK: @courtneywatsonhoco INSTAGRAM: @courtneywatsonhoco #mdga19 #working4M
Discussing Raising the Minimum Wage
As I prepare for a discussion within my committee (Economic Matters) on raising the minimum wage, I have read the testimony of hundreds of people, businesses, and organizations presented at the eight hour hearing a couple of weeks ago. I have also met with people from all sides of the issue and have more meetings this week. The federal minimum wage was last raised in 2009 and remains at $7.25. Inaction on the federal level is what led to states increasing it and the MD wage..
Inviting Open Door to St. Anne’s Church Early this Morning While on My Run
Inviting open door to St. Anne’s Church early this morning while on my run. The history there (which you learn while exploring the grounds) is inspiring to a 2019 new legislator in Annapolis. #mdga19 #working4md #mdga19 #working4md #Annapolis
Highlights of Annapolis
My Chairperson Del Derrick Davis testifies before us (Econ Matters) on HB 653, the bill he is sponsoring to do w alternate rate plans for electric and gas companies which 38 states already have. Not every day we get to pepper him w questions. #Working4MD @mdhousedems
Howard County Pages in Annapolis
Fantastic to have Yabing Yang from @hcpss_mrhs who is a page this week in Annapolis. So proud of our @HCPSS students @mjmsuper #Working4MD #mdga19 #hocomd #HowardCounty #HoCoMD #working4md
Howard County Arts Advocates Visited Us in Annapolis
Howard County Arts advocates visited us in Annapolis. We know how important the arts are in #hocomd which is why we have a public art requirement for buildings in downtown Columbia. #mdga19 #working4md #hocomd #mdga19 #HoCoMD #HowardCounty #Arts
Howard County Team Testifies on My Bill to Fund the Flood Mitigation Grant Fund for Ellicott City
Thanks to the #HoCoMD team that came to testify on my bill to fund the Flood Mitigation Grant Fund to help #EllicottCity Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Howard County Council Member Liz Walsh #working4md @VisitECMaryland @VisitHoCoMD #Teamwork #MDGA19 #hocomd #mdga19 #ECStrong #HoCoMD #EllicottCity #working4md
Discussing the 2019 Legislative Session on Comcast Newsmakers
"Yolanda Vazquez talks with Maryland State Delegate from District 9B, Courtney Watson. They discuss the 2019 Legislative Session and how it’s going so far this year. They also Ellicott Flood Mitigation, and School Calendar." #MDGA19 #Working4MD https://comcastnewsmakers.com/Vide…/2019/2/…/School-Calendar #mdga19
Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly to Hold a Public Hearing for Citizen Input
The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly, will hold a public hearing for citizen input on statewide issues that may be considered by the legislature during the upcoming legislative session. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. in the Banneker Room, George Howard Building on 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD. Signup will begin at 7:00pm in the Banneker Room and will close at 7:20pm. Advance sign up is not available.
Happy Valentines Day from Annapolis
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone in District 9. We miss our own valentines tonight, but are doing important work for Howard County and Maryland! #working4MD #NewYearNewNine #Mdga19 Maryland Senate Democrats Katie Fry Hester, Maryland Senate D9 Maryland House Democrats #hocomd #mdga19 #Hester #HoCoMD #HowardCounty #working4md