MACo Policy Analyst Robin Clark Eilenberg testified to the Senate Finance Committee on February 18, 2016 in opposition to SB 363, Education – Community Colleges – Collective Bargaining.
The one-size-fits-all approach of SB 363 limits local decision-making and could pressure county budgets that necessarily provide one third of the funding for community colleges throughout Maryland.
MACo’s written testimony states:
The combination of a State-imposed system and costs, no county participation in bargaining, and no additional State funding results in a potentially substantial unfunded mandate on county governments.
MACo opposed identical legislation in past sessions of the General Assembly.
For more on MACo 2016 legislation, visit the Legislative Database.