County Executive Seeks Stricter Security Rules to Prevent Stolen Guns

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. is proposing local legislation to create new licensing and security requirements for gun shops and temporary gun shows. The Secure All Firearms Effectively (SAFE) Act is scheduled to be introduced at the December 16, 2019, Baltimore County Council meeting. The goal of the bill is to better protect against burglaries where guns are stolen and end up in the hands of criminals or on the black market. Gun shops…

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Hogan Paroles Three Lifers, Convicted as Juveniles

Governor Larry Hogan has granted parole to three juvenile lifers -- the first time a Maryland governor has granted such parole in 24 years.  More than 300 people are serving life sentences in Maryland for crimes committed before they were 18 years old. Under Maryland law, an inmate serving a life term that is eligible for parole may only be paroled with the Governor's approval. Of the three individuals that were granted parole -- two…

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Symposium Showcases Policy Making Through a Racial Equity Lens

In collaboration with Associated Black Charities, the MD Center on Economic Policy, and Maryland Hunger Solutions, MACo hosted an eye-opening day-long symposium on policy making through a racial equity lens. Speakers and panelists included: A. Adar Ayira, Associated Black Charities Shelly Hettleman, Maryland House of Delegates Benjamin Orr, Maryland Center on Economic Policy Valeria, Wilson, Economic Policy Institute Michael Wilson, Maryland Hunger Solutions Aliza Wasserman, The National League of Cities Tiffany Ward, Montgomery County The event was…

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Prince George’s County Council Passes 5G Small Cell Bill

Prince George's County Council has adopted local regulations for small cells. It was one of the final actions the Council made before concluding its 2019 legislative year. It brings the county into the ranks of counties and cities across Maryland that have taken the action to regulate small cells locally. From a county council news release: Tuesday’s Council adoption of CB-058-2019 and CB-059-2019, submitted by the County Executive and concerning small wireless facilities in the County, now moves…

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Frederick Sues Vape Company Juul

Frederick County is the latest in Maryland to join a class-action lawsuit against e-cigarette company Juul and its stakeholder Altria. State and local governments across the nation are suing the companies for marketing vapes to teens as well as advertising false or misleading health claims. Montgomery County joined the suit in October. From the Frederick News-Post: Frederick County joins states California, which filed against the company Monday, and New York, which filed its own lawsuit Wednesday, according…

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Scholarships Still Available! Register Now for NACo’s High Performance Leadership Academy

The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an online 12-week program that empowers frontline county government professionals with the most fundamental leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities. The Academy has now graduated over 780 county leaders from 48 states. More than 490 counties have enrolled emerging and existing leaders since the launch of the program last year, with incredible feedback and results. In fact, the positive feedback and demand for this NACo program has…

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MACo Urges Funding for Local Housing Grant Program for Homeless Veterans and Survivors of Domestic Violence

MACo has submitted a letter to Governor Hogan in support of funding the Local Housing Grant Program for Homeless Veterans and Survivors of Domestic Violence in his FY 2021 budget. The program establishes a housing voucher grant program to help counties target and address homelessness for particularly vulnerable and hard to reach members of their communities. It was created by HB 672/SB 810 which passed in the 2019 session with MACo support and was signed…

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2020 General Assembly Forecast
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2020 General Assembly Forecast

Don't be the last to know what's in store for the 2020 legislative session. Get the insights straight from those in key leadership positions at the MACo Winter Conference! Title: 2020 General Assembly Forecast Description: What’s in store for the 2020 legislative session? From fiscal outlooks to pending policy changes, this is your sneak-peak at what’s next in Annapolis. Attendees will get key insight into need-to-know issues and more from legislative leadership and the Administration.…

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It Takes a Village: Building Resilience and Treating Trauma

Traumatic events, especially those experienced early in life, can have long-lasting detrimental effects well into adulthood. At the 2019 MACo Winter Conference session, "It Takes a Village: Building Resilience and Treating Trauma," learn more about the particular impacts of trauma in childhood and how counties are working with partners to treat trauma and create environments where children can continue to thrive. Title: It Takes a Village: Building Resilience and Treating Trauma Description: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)…

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Legislator Seeks Alternative Prison Release Protocols

Delegate Paul Corderman is searching for a solution to address the number of individuals released from state prison that end up in the local community surrounding the prison. He plans to reintroduce a bill to remedy the issue but is also exploring other avenues such as partnering with local detention centers. The Herald-Mail reports: Corderman, R-Washington, said he will again introduce a bill next year requiring the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to…

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