2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Other Tax Bills

The segments below provide a brief overview of MACo’s work to protect and grow county revenues in the 2018 General Assembly.  Follow links for more coverage on Conduit Street and MACo’s Legislative Database.  Recordation Tax Exemptions MACo supported a bill that would exempt certain property transfers from recordation taxes – some of which are already … Continue reading 2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Other Tax Bills

2018 End of Session Wrap-up: Public Safety and Corrections

An overview of MACo’s advocacy on public safety and corrections legislation in the 2018 General Assembly.  Follow links for more coverage on Conduit Street and MACo’s Legislative Database.  MACo successfully opposed a bill that would have set a broad prohibition on the ability of local jails to impose fees for pretrial services, which may result in unintended consequences … Continue reading 2018 End of Session Wrap-up: Public Safety and Corrections

2018 End of Session Wrap-up: Economic Development Tax Credits

An overview of MACo’s work to promote tax policies that enhance economic development in the 2018 General Assembly.  Follow links for more coverage on Conduit Street and MACo’s Legislative Database.  One Maryland Economic Development Tax Credits MACo successfully supported a bill which generally streamlines and simplifies the One Maryland Tax Credit, making it easier to access for businesses … Continue reading 2018 End of Session Wrap-up: Economic Development Tax Credits

2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Disparity Grants

An overview of MACo’s work to promote economic equity in state funding distributions in the 2018 General Assembly.  Follow links for more coverage on Conduit Street and MACo’s Legislative Database.  Disparity Grants MACo successfully supported a bill which extends by two years a temporary enhancement of disparity grant funding for four counties: Caroline, Prince George’s, Somerset, and Wicomico. … Continue reading 2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Disparity Grants

2018 End of Session Wrap-up: Wynne Tax Bills

The segments below provide a brief overview of MACo’s work to protect and grow county revenues in the 2018 General Assembly.  Follow links for more coverage on Conduit Street and MACo’s Legislative Database.  Wynne Case In 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that Maryland’s income tax system, specifically the application of the local income tax, is unconstitutional and must be … Continue reading 2018 End of Session Wrap-up: Wynne Tax Bills

2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Finance and Procurement

The segments below provide a brief overview of MACo’s work in the area of finance and procurement policy in the 2018 General Assembly.  Follow links for more coverage on Conduit Street and MACo’s Legislative Database. More Jobs for Marylanders MACo supported legislation that expands access to State economic development benefits under the More Jobs for Marylanders … Continue reading 2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Finance and Procurement

2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Transportation and Public Works

MACo is committed to securing funding and resources that help maintain county roads and ensure the safety of county residents. The segments below provide a brief overview of MACo’s work in the area of transportation policy in the 2018 General Assembly.  Follow links for more coverage on Conduit Street and MACo’s Legislative Database. Rebuilding Roads Through Complete Streets MACo … Continue reading 2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Transportation and Public Works

2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Assessments and Taxation

An overview of MACo’s work to improve the tax assessment process in the 2018 General Assembly.  Follow links for more coverage on Conduit Street and MACo’s Legislative Database.  Property Tax Assessment Inspections MACo successfully supported a bill that would repeal the requirement that the State Department of Assessments & Taxation (SDAT) perform a physical inspection of every property … Continue reading 2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Assessments and Taxation

2018 End of Session Wrap-up: Tax Sale Bills

An overview of MACo’s work on legislation spurred by recommendations of the tax sale task force in the 2018 General Assembly.  Follow links for more coverage on Conduit Street and MACo’s Legislative Database.  Tax Sale Task Force Legislation MACo successfully supported a bill that helps remove an obstacle to having accurate land records, and could reduce errant billing leading … Continue reading 2018 End of Session Wrap-up: Tax Sale Bills

2018 End of Session Wrap-up: Property Taxes

An overview of MACo’s work on legislation involving property tax credits in the 2018 General Assembly.  Follow links for more coverage on Conduit Street and MACo’s Legislative Database.  Property Tax Legislation MACo successfully opposed a bill that would have expanded the eligibility criteria for three property tax credit programs for specified law enforcement officers by enabling additional law … Continue reading 2018 End of Session Wrap-up: Property Taxes