Preview the 2019 Session “Big Picture”

A compilation of Issue Papers previews major fiscal and policy issues facing the General Assembly in the year ahead. This resource is a handy guide to the top issues that your legislators will be tackling in the year ahead – a great preparation document for county officials in advance of meetings with their local Delegations.

Developed by the Department of Legislative Services, the 2019 Issue Papers are an annual staple for the Annapolis policy-inclined population. They are also a great resource for county officials tracking specific issues, or interested in the state budget and other top-tier topics.

Here are a few direct links to hot topics that may interest counties:

Operating Budget

Transportation Trust Fund

Federal Funds Outlook

Pension Issues

Capital Budget and Debt

Remote Sales Tax Collection – Impact of the Wayfair Supreme Court Decision

Education Aid and Maintenance of Effort

[Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education

School Construction

School Safety

Opioid Overdose Issues

Status of Health Care Reform and Maryland’s Insurance Market

Small Cell Wireless Facilities

Public Safety

Environmental Issues

Cybersecurity of Election Systems

Aid to Local Governments

9-1-1 Funding and Modernization

Learn more about what’s in store for the 2019 Maryland General Assembly by attending the MACo Winter Conference session “2019 General Assembly Forecast.”

The MACo Winter Conference will be held January 2-4, 2019 at the Hyatt in Cambridge, Maryland. This year’s theme is, “Charting the Course.”

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference: