State & Local Coalition to US Senate: We Need Your Help, Soon

NACo, a “Big 7” Coalition of State and Local Government Groups, and Scores More (including MACo) Make the Case to the US Senate: We Need Help, Get a Major Relief Bill Done


The letter, coming as the Congress continues to consider options for fiscal relief to business, governments, and others, outlines the essential case for federal legislation to shield state and local governments. A new fiscal year for most governments dawns tomorrow, with grave uncertainty about the depth of the fiscal plight, and the wherewithal of political leaders in Washington to recognize these essential front-line services and employees who are at serious risk.

Read the full letter to the Senate Majority Leader and Minority Leader.

From the letter, a snapshot of the urgent argument:


MACo and county leaders have argued that the federal uncertainty is a key reason why the Maryland Board of Public Works should defer action on local government cuts.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties