Southern MD Opportunity Zone Regional Summit – April 24, 2019

Mark your calendars for the next Maryland Opportunity Zone Regional Summit. Looking forward to our #SouthernMD #OpportunityZone Regional Summit next week in Indian Head! I hope you can join us Weds, April 24 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the Indian Head Village Green Pavilion. pic.twitter.com/gvo1zdqf6W — Boyd Rutherford (@BoydKRutherford) April 17, 2019 The agenda and more information may be found on the Maryland Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force webpage.

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Opioid Deaths in Anne Arundel Show Signs of Decline in 2019

The rate of fatal opioid overdoses in Anne Arundel County has declined in comparison to this time last year. From WBAL: As of the first week of April, the county is seeing a nearly 25% decrease in the number of total overdoses so far in 2019, compared to the same period in 2018 -- 234 compared to 310. And opioid overdose deaths are down as well, by 37% or 37 compared to 59. For more information:…

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Federal Health & Human Services Has Resources for Your County, Citizens

The US Department of Health & Human Services offers a range of services designed to help state and county agencies in service delivery. Many social service programs - notably Medicaid and "Welfare" (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) - are driven by federal funds and support. Counties in Maryland may benefit from offerings of the regional office of the Department of Health and Human Services. Recently-appointed Regional Administrator Dr. Martha Okafor is seeking to build partnerships…

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Harford Budget Proposal: Holds Line on Taxes, Funds County Priorities

Harford County Executive Glassman Announces Fiscal Year 20 Budget: Record Investments in Education and Public Safety; No Tax Increases Harford County Executive Barry Glassman this week released his fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, which includes record-level funding for education and public safety, without raising tax rates. The spending plan totals $903,164,125 and is subject to the approval of the Harford County Council. According to County Executive Glassman: “In this first budget of my second term,…

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MD Receives Federal Grant for School Breakfasts

Maryland is among six states selected to receive grants to support school breakfast programs. The Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs (OSCNP) has been awarded a $50,000 grant through the No Kid Hungry School Breakfast Leadership Institute to expand access to school breakfast. The School Breakfast Program ensures that students receive the nutrition they need to learn and succeed in school. Research has shown that students who eat…

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Jawando Recognized By National Leadership Group

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando was included on a national list of 20 NewDEAL leaders. The NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders) is a national network of pro-growth progressive state and local leaders working to expand opportunity for all Americans in the changing economy. The group recently announced its latest class of 20 leaders from across the country - including newly-elected Will Jawando of the Montgomery County Council. From Jawando's website press release: “I’m excited to…

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Carroll County Unveils New Website

Carroll County has a fresh, new website designed with its citizens in mind. The Baltimore Sun reports on the changes and steps that went into updating the site: The new home page features six buttons that can take users to portals where they can pay bills, get information on parks, see career opportunities, learn about boards and commissions, access meetings and subscribe to get updates from the county. The new website also features an alert…

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Report: SCOTUS Ruling Makes Airbnb’s Tax Agreements Obsolete

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) this week released a report, authored by former Director of the Montana Revenue Department Dan Bucks, claiming that last year's Supreme Court’s Wayfair vs. South Dakota decision eliminates the need for state and localities to enter into “voluntary collection agreements” (VCAs) with Airbnb and provides the legal framework and incentive to tax Airbnb like other online businesses. State and local governments across the country have entered into VCAs…

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NACo Invites Counties to Participate in #CountyHealth Day – April 18

County Health Day celebrates counties working to build a culture of health. Throughout the day, the National Association of Counties (NACo) will highlight innovative county health programming and share best practices from communities across the U.S. Join the discussion and share your county health strategies! NACo County Health Day  |  April 18, 2019 How to Participate 1. SHOW #COUNTYHEALTH IN ACTION Throughout the day, share relevant links, photos, program descriptions, stories and lessons learned to…

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Baltimore County Budget Seeks Record Investments in Education

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr. this week submitted his 2020 budget proposal, prioritizing quality education, economic opportunity, sustainability, healthy and safe communities, and transparent and accountable government. The $3.4 billion budget addresses a structural shortfall while ensuring that the County maintains its AAA bond rating. More than $1.8 billion of the entire operating budget, supports public schools, libraries and the Community College of Baltimore County. The operating budget includes a 2% COLA (Cost-of-Living Adjustment)…

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