Hogan to Provide Funding for College Program in Honor of Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr.
Senate President Mike Miller, Courtesy of Maryland General Assembly
Hogan to Provide Funding for College Program in Honor of Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr.

Governor Larry Hogan announced that he will be providing $1 million to Washington College in his forthcoming Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal to fund a new directorship within the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience to honor the historic legacy of longtime Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr., who passed away in January of this year. The Miller Director of Civic Engagement will oversee programs that utilize history to address contemporary challenges…

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MACo is Hiring! Annapolis Government Relations Professional

MACo's Policy Team is seeking a professional who can help represent and serve counties and their many front-line services across Maryland. Sound like a fit? Apply today! MACo is seeking a government relations professional to join our policy team, take a lead role on a series of policy areas, and coordinate advocacy and other projects with county leaders. Applications are due by July 30 (instructions listed below). The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is the…

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“Women of Color In Leadership” – a Featured Speaker at #MACoCon

Senator Jill P. Carter will join a dual-sponsored luncheon at MACo's Summer Conference - reflecting on recent legislation, and the role for "Women of Color in Leadership" Two of Maryland's Chapter Organizations, the Diversity Caucus and the Women of MACo, will jointly hold a luncheon meeting on Thursday, August 19, 2021; 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the MACo Summer Conference. The luncheon, as always, will be open to all conference attendees - not just…

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President Ferguson, Speaker Jones Announce Legislative Redistricting Commission

Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones this week announced the Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission, which is charged with redrawing Maryland’s new Congressional and Legislative district maps. Members will focus on developing new map configurations to best account for Maryland’s seven percent population growth. Karl Aro will serve as the Chair of the Commission. Mr. Aro, the former Executive Director of the non-partisan Department of Legislative Services, has 32 years of redistricting experience,…

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Redistricting Commission to Hold Regional Meeting for Baltimore County Residents

In accordance with Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order, the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on Monday, July 12, at 6:00 pm for Baltimore County residents. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the governor’s executive order charges the commission with producing fair maps for both state legislative and congressional districts that comply with a set of criteria, including: Complies with U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act of 1965 Respects natural boundaries and geographic integrity Does…

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Redistricting Commission to Hold Regional Meeting for Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County

In accordance with Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order, the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, July 7, at 6:00 pm for residents of Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County and Howard County. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the governor’s executive order charges the commission with producing fair maps for both state legislative and congressional districts that comply with a set of criteria, including: Complies with U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act of 1965…

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Local Election Officials: Fund New Pollbooks 50/50 State/County

Today, the Maryland Association of Election Officials (MAEO) and the Montgomery County Board of Elections sent letters urging that a pending funding request for new electronic pollbooks follow the same 50/50 state/county funding split as other comparable equipment since 2001. The State Board of Elections plans to replace electronic pollbooks -- which are used to check in voters at polling places across the state -- in time for the 2022 election cycle. While the State…

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Redistricting Commission to Hold Regional Meeting for Allegany, Garrett, Frederick, and Washington Counties

In accordance with Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order, the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, June 30, at 6:00 pm for residents of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the governor’s executive order charges the commission with producing fair maps for both state legislative and congressional districts that comply with a set of criteria, including: Complies with U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act of 1965 Respects natural…

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Feds to Extend Eviction Moratorium

The Biden administration will extend the federal eviction moratorium, currently set to expire June 30, by one month, according to Route Fifty. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the public health-driven eviction moratorium, which has provided security for the nation’s 43 million renters, in September. As previously reported on Conduit Street,  It has been extended twice since then. According to Route Fifty: The moratorium has come under attack from landlords and realtors who say it…

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Workgroup on Pandemic Spending to Hear From Commerce, DHCD

Representatives from Commerce, DHCD will provide details on COVID relief aid. The Comptroller’s Workgroup on Pandemic Spending will hold its second meeting on Wednesday, June 23, at 1:30 pm to continue its review of state and federal COVID-related spending. Sarah Sheppard, director of Education and Workforce for the Maryland Department of Commerce, and Robyne Chaconas, chief of staff for the Department of Housing and Community Development, will give overviews of pandemic relief programs, funded by…

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