MACo’s Podcast Honored in Top 20 Public Safety Podcasts of 2021

Threat.technology a cybersecurity publication dedicated to covering the latest advancements in cybersecurity, this week named MACo's Conduit Street Podcast as one of the 20 best public safety podcasts of 2021. According to Threat.technology: Are you wanting to learn more about public safety? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best public safety podcasts of 2021. We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are…

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Cecil Secures Grants to Expand Broadband Access

County Executive Danielle Hornberger today announced that Cecil County has secured eight broadband expansion grants from Maryland’s Existing Broadband Networks Funding Program. These grants, which total over $605,000, will help support over $1 million in broadband projects as part of a partnership between the State of Maryland, Cecil County, and private sector providers. The eight projects will bring internet access to more than 15 percent of the County's unserved households and businesses. “I applaud the…

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FCC Opens Enrollment for Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, which aims to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute…

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Fitch Affirms AAA Rating for Prince George’s in Advance of $270M Bond Sale

Fitch Ratings this week affirmed Prince George's County's AAA bond rating in advance of the upcoming competitive bond sale. The rating keeps borrowing costs low for capital projects and reflects the County’s sound fiscal policies, prudent long-range planning, and economic stability. Fitch Ratings assigned a AAA rating to the following Prince George's County general obligation (GOs) bonds: $271,665,000 GO consolidated public improvement bonds, series 2021A. The bonds are scheduled for negotiated sale on or about…

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Hogan Lifts Capacity Restrictions on Restaurants, Businesses

As a result of the state’s rapid pace of COVID-19 vaccinations and substantial declines in key health metrics, Governor Hogan today announced the lifting of all capacity restrictions on outdoor entertainment, art, sports venues, indoor entertainment venues, conventions, and all remaining restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining effective Saturday, May 15. “Here in Maryland, our plan is to get everything back to normal by Memorial Day,” said Governor Hogan. “We are making amazing progress toward…

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Federal Court Tosses Lawsuit to Nix ARPA Tax Cut Prohibition

A Missouri federal court yesterday dismissed the state's bid to block the federal government from enforcing a prohibition against using federal coronavirus aid to offset tax cuts, finding Missouri lacks standing to challenge spending restrictions on COVID-19 relief funds because it cannot show that it suffered an injury due to those limits. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local, territorial, and…

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Queen Anne’s Names New Director of Budget and Finance

Queen Anne's County names Nichole Hepfer Director of Budget & Finance. Queen Anne’s County today named Nichole Hepfer as Director of Budget & Finance. Hepfer most recently served as the County's Accounting Supervisor, a post she held since 2015. “I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Budget & Finance Department as we continue working together with the County Administrator and County Commissioners in upholding the County’s strong financial integrity,” said Hepfer. According to…

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Anne Arundel Launches Interactive Public Mapping Tool

New My Anne Arundel tool allows residents to view and search countywide datasets through interactive mapping technology. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman today announced the launch of My Anne Arundel, a new countywide mapping application for residents to view and interact with a variety of County datasets, including capital improvement projects, planning and zoning, and transportation. “Empowering communities was the theme of my campaign for this office, and opening government data to the public…

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Worcester Names New Chief Administrative Officer

The Worcester County Commissioners last week named Weston Young as the incoming chief administrative officer (CAO). Young, who joined Worcester County Government in 2020 as the assistant chief administrative officer, will take over for retiring CAO Harold Higgins in September 2021. “With several lifelong county leaders retiring, Weston has shouldered new responsibilities and challenges, proving himself to be a wealth of institutional knowledge, a relationship builder, and a key asset to the Commissioners,” said Commission…

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