This week, the 2018 session of the Maryland Legislature opens.
Cecil County is holding their Cecil Night In Annapolis today. Local people are traveling to Annapolis where they will be briefed on the issues of the session and then go to a reception near the State House.
County Executive Dr. Alan McCarthy has already spent much of this week in Annapolis, meeting with elected officials to look for assistance with the county’s issues.
A main concern is the continuing opioid and heroin epidemic in the county, McCarthy said.
“There were two times as many overdose deaths in the county in the past year compared to the previous year,” McCarthy said.
As the county works to add better employment opportunities, McCarthy said, “I will continue to work to get rid of redundant and archaic regulations.”
The county is also getting infrastructure in place to attract businesses, he added.
But the County Exec also noted it is important that the state does its part to make the state a great place for business.
“The attitude of the state and the atmosphere they create has a real effect on the counties,” McCarthy said.