As reported in the Baltimore Sun, the Senate gave final approval late Saturday to a $1 trillion spending bill, ending the possibility of a government shutdown until next fall.
The bill’s passage marked a political victory for Senate Appropriations Committee chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat and a chief architect of the measure. Mikulski and Democratic leaders managed to move the bill through Congress despite deep concerns voiced by members of both parties. . .
For Maryland, the measure includes $100 million for the Red Line, $63 million for the port of Baltimore and $1.5 billion over a decade to update Metro’s infrastructure.
For more information, see the full story from the Sun.
MACo’s upcoming Winter Conference will feature a session in which representatives from the Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski will share how federal policy and funding assist infrastructure repair and development in Maryland. Panelists will describe how to work with your federal partners to address needs in your community.
More information about MACo’s Winter Conference:
- Read a list of session titles on MACo’s blog, Conduit Street
- Registration Brochure (with session titles and descriptions)
- Online Registration
- Exhibitor Brochure
Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT. Contact Leslie Velasco to be put on a waitlist for exhibit space.
- Sponsorship & Advertising Brochure
- Press Registration Form
- Hotel Reservations: The Hyatt is SOLD OUT. To get put on a waitlist or check to see if rooms have opened up, please call 1-888-421-1442. We also have a block of discounted rooms at the nearby Holiday Inn Express. Our room rate there is $89 per night before tax – please call 410-221-9900 and ask for the Maryland Association of Counties rate.