Preview the 2024 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 your legislators will tackle in 2024 – a great preparation document for county officials before meetings with their local Delegations.

Developed by the Department of Legislative Services, the 2024 Issue Papers are an annual staple for the Annapolis policy-inclined population. They are also an excellent 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

Health and Health Insurance

Human Services


Business Regulation

Cannabis Regulation

Public Safety

Environmental and Natural Resources

State Aid to Local Governments

Local Revenue Trends

Local Government Tax Actions

What’s Up Next in Annapolis? There’s a #MACoCon for That

The 2024 legislative session is approaching, and the General Assembly must address several major fiscal and policy issues in the year ahead.

A staple of the MACo Winter Conference is MACo’s invitation to the leadership of the House and Senate (majority and minority) and the administration to discuss the upcoming legislative session. Conference attendees gain critical insight into need-to-know issues, from fiscal outlooks to pending policy changes.

The 2023 MACo Winter Conference will be held from December 6-8, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference: