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A little more than a year ago, the Anne Arundel County Council was an all-male, Republican majority council. But then the 2018 “blue wave” swept the country, and it flipped. Now a Democratic majority, the council is made up of five women and two men, and it’s led by two women for the first time in nearly two decades. As the council gets to work in their first meetings of 2020, The Capital analyzed the work they did in 2019. The council — now made up of one veteran and six freshmen — heard 97 bills and 52 resolutions. They passed 80 of those bills, including a controversial budget that increased income and property taxes, two fair housing bills, and the strongest forest conservation bill in the state. …
– CAPITAL GAZETTE | JAN 10, 2020