Conduit Street Podcast: After-Session Afterthoughts

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 Previous Conduit Street Coverage: 2019 Session: Recap and Wrap-Ups

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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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New County Executives Among 2019 Session Winners & Losers

A Maryland Matters article (2019-04-10) highlighted the website's perceived winners and losers of the 2019 Session. The article made it clear up front that it would not be including House Speaker Michael Busch, Senate President Thomas "Mike" Miller, or their staff, on this year's list - not because they did not have significant roles during the Session but out of a feeling that now is not the proper time to comment on either. Among the article's…

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Nominations Sought for Inaugural Maryland Youth Service Awards

The Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism is soliciting nominations for its inaugural Youth Service Awards. The awards are given to deserving youth (11 to 18 years old) or youth groups who have rendered an outstanding service to Maryland and its residents during 2018 and 2019. Nominations are due by the close of Friday, June 7, 2019. Further information from the Office's website: Recipients of the Youth Service Awards must exemplify the following characteristics: Demonstrate…

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DHCD Announces Application Round for State Revitalization Programs

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has announced the FY 2020 application round for six State Revitalization Programs: Project C.O.R.E Community Legacy Strategic Demolition Fund - Statewide (all non-Baltimore City) National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative SEED: Community Development Anchor Institution Program. These programs offer funding to support various types of revitalization projects, such as housing, small business attraction and retention, arts and entertainment facilities, green spaces, etc.…

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HCC Receives Grant to Strengthen Apprenticeship Program
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HCC Receives Grant to Strengthen Apprenticeship Program

Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was recently awarded a $48,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) to support the growth of construction trades apprenticeship in Washington County. The grant, awarded under the state’s Apprenticeship Innovation Fund, will support the development and delivery of pre-apprenticeship training over the next year. According to a press release: The training will cover the pre-apprenticeship core curriculum defined by the National Center for Construction Education and…

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Conduit Street Podcast: Pre-K-Through-12, Prescription Drugs, Preakness, and More!

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 Previous Conduit Street Coverage: Kirwan Blueprint Bill Sailing to Governor Previous Conduit Street Coverage: Counties Support Establishment of Prescription Drug Affordability Board Previous Conduit Street Coverage: A Quick Guide to…

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Prince George’s Launches Office of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs Officer Dr. James Dula (Center) The National Association of Black Veterans partnered with the Department of Commerce to educate veterans on the Federal Veteran Employment Initiative. (Photo courtesy of Prince George's County)
Prince George’s Launches Office of Veterans Affairs

Prince George's County, home to 60,000 veterans and their families, this week announced the launch of the Office of Veterans Affairs. The newly created office will provide stellar services, evolve with the unique needs of veterans, and receive a high ranking of approval from the veterans it serves. According to a press release: Prior to being elected, County Executive Alsobrooks received valuable feedback regarding how the County’s veterans services had a long way to go.…

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Maryland’s Crab Industry Gets Big Boost

Governor Larry Hogan this week praised the decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release an additional 30,000 visas through the H-2B Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Program. H-2B workers are essential for Maryland’s seasonal blue crab industry and sweet corn processors. The additional visas come after repeated requests by federal and state officials to help Maryland’s crab and seafood processing industry. The additional visas are a big boost for the Maryland crab industry,…

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Howard to Host Veterans Resource Fair

Howard County will host a free resource fair next week to provide support for veterans and their families. The Veterans Resource Fair, hosted by County Executive Calvin Ball, the Office of Veterans and Military Families (OVMF), and the Commission for Veterans and Military Families, will take place on Monday, April 8 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Howard Community College, in the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Building, 4th floor. According to a press release:…

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