MACo Soliciting Proposals for 2023 Legislative Initiatives

MACo is currently welcoming suggestions for legislative initiatives for the 2023 legislative session. Each year, MACo adopts up to four topics to forward as initiatives — working with supportive legislators to translate those ideas into successful legislation. Past years have seen a wide range of MACo focus — from infrastructure to expanding broadband access to emergency services (view MACo’s 2022 Initiatives for specific examples). County governing bodies, individual elected officials, MACo’s professional affiliate groups, MACo…

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Summer #MACoCon Exhibits and Sponsorships Selling Out Quickly! Reserve Yours Today!

MACo’s 2022 Summer Conference is scheduled to be an in-person event on August 17-20 in Ocean City, MD. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a resource and partner at the most highly-anticipated in-person event in Maryland! Thousands of county, state, federal, and commercial/nonprofit decision-makers will gather at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD on August 17-20 to re-connect; explore new partnerships; and explore resources available for recovering and struggling businesses, creative ways…

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2022 Session: Recap and Wrap-Ups

Catch up on all of the latest outcomes of the 2022 Maryland General Assembly session with wrap-ups on important county-related bills in each policy area. This year, the Maryland General Assembly conducted a legislative session unlike any other due to the enduring COVID-19 pandemic. The unique circumstances surrounding the 444th legislative session, including necessary health and safety measures, posed a challenge for lawmakers and advocates alike, with one chamber in-person and the other remote for…

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Register for 2022 Summer #MACoCon Today!
3,000 public and private sector leaders will attend MACo's Summer Conference to discuss what's next for Maryland
Register for 2022 Summer #MACoCon Today!

MACo’s Summer Conference is scheduled for August 17-20, 2022, at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. Attendee registration is now open! The Summer Conference is held at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Worcester County. The annual conference draws nearly 3,000 local, state, and federal government official attendees along with leaders from commercial and nonprofit organizations. Approximately 35 education sessions will be offered at the conference, featuring more than 80 speakers…

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Hogan, Legislative Leaders Agree to Advance MACo’s Initiative to Boost Funding for Local Infrastructure

Governor Larry Hogan announced a bipartisan agreement to advance MACo’s Legislative Initiative to restore critical funding to repair and maintain local roads. Restoring local Highway User Revenues (HUR) has been a MACo priority since the State slashed the local share during the recession-driven budgets. The former share of $555 million was drastically cut back, and while local governments stepped forward during the 2018 legislative session as part of a five-year funding boost, their cumulative share…

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MACo Members From Across Maryland Testify to Fully Restore Local Infrastructure Funding

This week, officials from counties across the state of Maryland journeyed to Annapolis to testify in support of SB 726 and virtually testified in support of HB 1187. These bills would fully restore highway user revenues to local governments. Restoring local Highway User Revenues (HUR) has been a MACo priority since the State slashed the local share during the recession-driven budgets of about 12 years ago. The former share of $555 million was drastically cut…

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The Conduit Street blog provides easy access to information, events, and research. News updates are added daily, offering timely county government news and bill positions with summaries during the legislative session. You can subscribe to the blog by submitting your email below. An email will be sent to confirm your subscription. Please find the email in your inbox and click 'Confirm Follow' to start subscribing.

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MD Senate Updates Protocols: In-Person/Public Access Hearings Start Feb 14

Beginning February 14th, Maryland Senate standing committee hearings will be in-person and members of the public will have access to the seating in committee rooms. On February 8, Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson issued a memorandum detailing guidelines for the chamber's return to in-person committee hearings based on current improvements in COVID-19 data. Highlights of the guidelines include: All members, staff, and public entering the Senate complex must wear a face mask. All Senate members…

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Interested in Speaking at MACo’s Summer Conference? View the Call for Proposals

MACo’s Summer Conference is scheduled for August 17-20, 2022, at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City - the Call for Proposals is now available. MACo's Summer Conference draws nearly 3,000 local, state, and federal government official attendees along with leaders from commercial and nonprofit organizations. Approximately 40 education sessions will be offered at the 2022 conference, featuring more than 90 speakers from the public and private sectors. A 250-booth exhibit show will highlight…

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