April 23, 2021 On the very last day of the session, I was able to facilitate the donation of 4000 vaccines for Howard County students from Safeway. This private- public partnership held its first vaccine clinic on April 28, 2021 for students 18 years and older at Meadowbrook Park. It will be followed by clinics for students ages 16-18 in future weeks with additional vaccine. HCPSS will distribute information to families about all clinics. Don't wait, vaccinate.
April 2021 Senator Katie Fry Hester and I announced this month that a total of $8,996,230 has been approved in the State of Maryland FY22 Capital Budget for Historic Ellicott City. The budget includes funds for projects in the Ellicott City Safe and Sound Flood Mitigation Plan including $2.4 million for the H7 project, a 13 acre-foot retention facility located in the US 29/US 40 interchange, and $370,000 for the Maryland Avenue Culvert project that was placed in the FY22 budg
February 18, 2021 Greetings Friends,
Several pieces of my sponsored legislation have started to move through their respective House committees. I am testifying on six bills this week (whew!), and despite the projected snow and ice, we are gathering in the House through Friday.
We began meeting on the House Floor in person on February 8th. This year the public has access to not only floor actions but also to committee and delegation meetings. If you'd like to follow along, c
February 4, 2021 Greetings Friends, The 2021 Session of the Maryland House of Delegates is already off to an incredibly busy start! My days are spent meeting with constituency groups and listening to their priorities, attending hearings in the Economic Matters Committee, testifying about my sponsored legislation, meeting with the Howard County Delegation and more -- all virtually! Next week I will be in Annapolis on the House Floor as Delegates begin deliberation on Governor
Greetings Friends, The Maryland General Assembly reconvenes today in Annapolis for the 2021 Legislative Session. Despite challenges due to the pandemic, work has gone on behind the scenes to ensure the safety of legislators and staff so that the State's work can proceed. Members of the House of Delegates will meet in two separate locations to enable proper distancing, but we will be joined virtually for all testimony and voting. See below for additional modifications and how
Courtney Watson House of Delegates District 9B Greetings Friends, All the information that you need to vote safely and securely in Howard County has been announced, and I have assembled it here for your convenience. I want to encourage each and every one of you to have a plan for how you will vote. This is a potentially close and important election, so make sure that your voice is heard. Additionally, there are only days left to complete the Census - the last day is September
Governor Hogan announced that all Maryland residents will be mailed an absentee ballot REQUEST FORM. If you’d like the safety and convenience of mailing in your ballot, DON’T WAIT – REQUEST YOUR BALLOT TODAY! This will help lessen the last minute crush on the Board of Elections. Here's how you can request a mail in ballot: 1. Online if you have a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card. Click the following link to begin the request, even if you have already registered
#DemocracyIsEssential Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Presidential Primary Election has moved to June 2nd. View the State Board of Elections Voter Guide here Elections will be held primarily by mail The deadline to register to mail-in a ballot is 5/27 See below for additional in-person voting information All active voters should have already received a ballot in the mail If you have recently moved or need your ballot delivered to another address, your ballot may not have be
Courtney Watson House of Delegates District 9B Greetings Friends, When Governor Larry Hogan announced his plan to lift the stay-at-home order on Friday, May 15 in Maryland, he continued by saying local leaders have the ability to determine whether that is appropriate for their jurisdictions. Our County Executive, Dr. Calvin Ball provided his own modified plan (see below) for Howard County. On Wednesday, May 13, the Maryland House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee held a
County Executive Ball Provides Update on Ellicott City Progress ELLICOTT CITY, MD – County Executive Calvin Ball today provided updates on Ellicott City progress. He highlighted the $20.2 million in his proposed capital budget for FY21, announced the final acquisition of the 10 properties on lower Main Street, provided updates on the federal section 106 process, and lower Main Street stabilization and preservation efforts.“In the midst of these challenging times we continue t