Worcester Commissioners Elect President, Vice President

Yesterday the 2018-2022 Board of Worcester County Commissioners took the oath of office. The new board's first official act was to re-elect Commissioner Purnell as president and to elect Commissioner Mitrecic as vice president through December 2019. According to a press release: On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the 2018-2022 Board of Worcester County Commissioners took the oath of office. The new board includes incumbents Diana Purnell, representing the Central District – District Two; James C. “Bud”…

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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.…

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Counties Weigh in on Kirwan
From left to right: Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner, Talbot County Council Member Laura Price, and MACo Policy Associate Kevin Kinnally
Counties Weigh in on Kirwan

The [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education was formed in 2016 to answer two questions: Should the state revise current education funding formulas? And, what major new education policies must be enacted to put Maryland public schools on par with the best in the world? While the Commission has developed detailed policy recommendations such as increasing teacher pay, expanding pre-kindergarten for all four-year-olds and low-income three-year-olds, providing more resources for at-risk students, reducing the…

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Allegany Wins Top Engineering Award

The County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM) recently awarded Allegany County with the Small Project of the Year Award as part of its 2018 program. The Allegany County Department of Public Works was honored for capital projects in the one-million dollar or less category. According to a press release: The winning project was the replacement of Mason Road Bridge, a 33-foot span over Rocky Gap Run. Allegany County’s project received the award over two other…

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Conduit Street Podcast: Spending Affordability, Volatile Revenues, & a Touch of Kirwan

MACo has made the podcast available through both iTunes and Google Play Music by searching Conduit Street Podcast. You can also listen on our Conduit Street blog with a recap and link to the podcast. You can listen to previous episodes of the Conduit Street Podcast on our website. Useful Links: Spending Affordability Committee Briefing from the Maryland Department of Legislative Services Spending Affordability Committee - Technical Supplement Watch the Most Recent Meeting of the Spending Affordability Committee Maryland Reporter: Kirwan Commission…

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Charles Welcomes New Health Officer
Suzán C. Lowry, M.D., FAAP. (Photo courtesy of Charles County Government)
Charles Welcomes New Health Officer

The Charles County Commissioners and the Charles County Department of Health are pleased to announce the appointment of Suzán C. Lowry, M.D., FAAP, as health officer for Charles County effective Monday, Dec. 3. Dr. Lowry is a pediatrician of more than 20 years who most recently worked at the United States Marine Corps Quantico Health Clinic in Virginia She also served as the general pediatrics hospitalist educator and supervisor of the Gastrointestinal and Intestinal Rehabilitation…

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This State Now Accepts Bitcoin for Tax Payments

While most governments are warning their residents against investing in cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, the state of Ohio seems to be embracing the concept.  Starting this week, businesses in Ohio are now permitted to settle tax payments using Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that is conducted on a public ledger, the "blockchain." Digitally transferred, it exists only online. Similar to gold, it can have monetary value while also being a commodity, but it’s still its own…

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Hogan Announces Appointments to Baltimore County School Board

Governor Larry Hogan today announced Moalie Jose, Russell Kuehn, John Offerman, and Roger Hayden to the Baltimore County Board of Education. The governor made selections from a list of recommendations submitted by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission. The appointees will join seven newly elected members and one student board member. The Baltimore County Board of Education is composed of 12 members – seven elected members for the seven Councilmanic Districts in the county,…

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Keeping Up with Kirwan at #MACoCon

The [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education was formed in 2016 to answer two questions: Should the state revise current education funding formulas? And, what major new education policies must be enacted to put Maryland public schools on par with the best in the world? The Commission was originally set to complete its work in time for the 2018 session of the General Assembly, but last October asked for an extension when it…

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2019 Economic Forecast

Stay up to date on the state of the local and national economy by attending the 2019 MACo Winter Conference. 2019 Economic Forecast Description: Economic activity reflects a balance between what people, businesses, and governments want to buy and what they want to sell. Recent actions in Congress and the United States Supreme Court led to short-term revenue write-ups and budget surpluses, but will the good times last? This session provides a detailed outlook for…

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