MACo’s legislative efforts earned an 80% success rate – and as usual, the counties’ voice makes a difference in Annapolis. Bills we support are more likely to pass, and bills we oppose are more likely to fail.
MACo’s legislative initiatives, priorities, and positions are directed by its Legislative Committee. This body comprises elected representatives from all of MACo’s members – the 24 county jurisdictions (including Baltimore City).
The “one county, one vote” system of deciding the Association’s legislative strategies, ensures that all counties have an equal voice. All 24 jurisdictions participated regularly in the weekly meetings throughout the session – where they also engaged with policy leaders and advocates who joined the meeting to address county leadership.
Our policy staff have compiled updates and results on all of the bills the Legislative Committee decided to take action on this year.
For the 2018 End of Session Wrap-up for each subject MACo covers, click below:
2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Intergovernmental Relations *MACo Initiative Area*
2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Public Information & Ethics * MACo Initiative Area *
2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Road Funding * MACo Initiative Area *
2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: School Construction * MACo Initiative Area *