Preview the 2022 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 2022 – a great preparation document for county officials in advance of meetings with their local Delegations.

Developed by the Department of Legislative Services, the 2022 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 several direct links to hot topics that may be of interest to county governments:

Operating Budget

Transportation Trust Fund

Federal Funds Outlook

Pension Issues

Capital Budget and Debt

Revenues and Taxes

State Education Aid / Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund

School Construction

The Opioid Epidemic

Health and Health Insurance

Human Services


Business Regulation

Cybersecurity and Information Technology

Public Safety

Environmental and Natural Resources

State Aid to Local Governments

Local Revenue Trends

Local Government Tax Actions

Can’t Miss at #MACoCon: 2022 General Assembly Forecast

At the 2022 MACo Winter Conference, Dr. Mileah Kromer will break down the latest Goucher College Poll — which measures the opinions of Maryland residents and voters on many of the critical policy, social, and economic issues legislators will be tackling in 2022 — and explain how public opinion can be instrumental in influencing policy. In addition, the MACo policy team will preview the 2022 legislative session, with a focus on issues top of mind for county governments.

The 2021 MACo Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” will be held on December 8-10, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference: