County Execs to Talk Climate Action in Online Program Next Week

    Howard County Executive Calvin Ball (D), Montgomery County Executive Marc B. Elrich (D), Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski Jr. (D) and Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman (D) find themselves together often enough, and inevitably they have a variety of common interests and concerns.

    But next week they’ll be together at a public event to discuss a single topic: climate change.

    It’s the latest in a series of Maryland Democratic Party events designed to highlight the challenges brought on by climate change in the state. The event is titled, “Climate Change & Local Government: Community Solutions for a Global Crisis.”

    The four leaders, who were all elected in 2018, have already faced climate emergencies during their short time in office, and all have put together comprehensive plans to confront the crisis.

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    The conversation will be introduced by Maryland Democratic Chair Yvette Lewis, and state Sen. Sarah K. Elfreth (D-Anne Arundel) will serve as the moderator.

    The discussion can be seen Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on the Maryland Democratic Party’s Facebook Live page and YouTube channel.

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    Josh Kurtz
    Founding Editor Josh Kurtz is a veteran chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He was an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, for eight years, and for eight years was the editor of E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill. For 6 1/2 years Kurtz wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz regularly gives speeches and appears on TV and radio shows to discuss Maryland politics.