State Board Delays City Election Results Due to Ballot “Proofing Error”

An error on ballots mailed to voters in Baltimore City's District 1 led to erroneous results because the ballots cannot be counted, the State Board of Elections (SBE) announced today. While the early returns for all of Maryland's jurisdictions began to appear on SBE's website late last night, at about 2 a.m. this morning, the City’s results no longer appeared on the site and were instead marked as “NR” for not reported. The State Board…

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Maryland Nears Tenth Place in Census Reporting

Maryland is just six-tenths of a percentage point behind Indiana for the 10th slot in the census self-reporting rankings by state.  The U.S. Census Bureau's rankings show Maryland is narrowly behind Indiana for the tenth spot in the top ten self-reporting state numbers. The nation hit a milestone on Sunday, May 31, with 60.5% of the self-response rate achieved. Counties in Maryland are also nearing or surpassing their own records from the 2010 Census. Calvert…

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Allegany Commissioners Appoint Interim County Administrator
Allegany County Interim County Administrator and Director of Finance Jason Bennett.
Allegany Commissioners Appoint Interim County Administrator

The Allegany Board of County Commissioners last week appointed the County's Director of Finance Jason M. Bennett, CPA as interim county administrator. Bennett takes the reigns from former County Administrator Brandon Butler, who several weeks ago announced his resignation, effective May 31. Bennett, who has served in Allegany County Government since 2003, serves as the chair of the Board of Trustees that oversees MACo's Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Investment Trust Fund. In addition, Bennett is…

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Calvert Rolls Out “Calvert St@t” Dashboard

Calvert County's new interactive dashboard tracks department-specific performance measures and provides data to develop targeted action plans and strategies to deliver results for residents. Calvert County today launched "Calvert St@t," a new interactive dashboard that will provide residents with an in-depth look at data on services and operations from all county departments and the Board of County Commissioners. “We are pleased to offer Calvert St@t as a tool to make local government data more readily accessible…

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MDH Launches Campaign to Promote Contact Tracing Awareness

Maryland Department of Health kicks off statewide campaign to educate residents about the importance of contact tracing. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today will begin rolling out a new statewide campaign to educate Marylanders about the importance of contact tracing and how it is a vital tool in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. Contact tracing, a core disease control measure employed by public health personnel for decades, is a key strategy for…

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Prince George’s Budget Targets Education, Core Services

Prince George's County Council adopts Balanced $3.7 Billion General Fund Budget; Total FY 21 County Budget $4.48 Billion. In a unanimous vote, the Prince George's County Council yesterday adopted a balanced $3.7 billion operating budget for fiscal 21. The spending plan, which does not include a tax rate increase, applies County reserve funds to fill revenue gaps this year and in the new fiscal year and implements significant spending controls. As previously reported on Conduit…

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Anne Arundel Offers Fresh Food Fridays for Seniors, Disabled Community

Anne Arundel County's Department of Aging & Disabilities and the Anne Arundel County Food Bank have implemented a new program known as Fresh Food Fridays – providing boxes of fresh produce to residents 60 years of age or older, and anyone aged 18 or older with a disability. The program starts tomorrow, May 29th, at the Heritage Complex on Riva Road in Annapolis, and will take place in Glen Burnie the following Friday. For more…

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Positioned to Win: Nationwide Sponsors Exclusive Webinar with Peyton Manning

On Tuesday, June 2, Nationwide is sponsoring an exclusive webinar with 2-time Superbowl Champion Peyton Manning. Manning will share advice on dealing with adversity in times of uncertainty.  From Nationwide's website: Peyton Manning: Positioned to Win Navigating through adversity like a champion Please join Nationwide and two-time Super Bowl Champion Peyton Manning as we discuss tips for overcoming adversity in challenging moments. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT | Register Now   This free…

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Howard FY 21 Budget Provides Record Funding for Schools, Libraries, and Community College

The Howard County Council yesterday passed the FY 21 operating and capital budgets. The final vote represents the passage of approximately 98% of County Executive Calvin Ball's proposed operating budget and an approximate 1.2% spending increase from FY 20. This amended budget allows for continuity of County services and fiscally responsible borrowing during economically uncertain times associated with the COVID-19 health crisis. “It has been a challenging few months but in the end, the Council…

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