Join MACo In Calling For A Local Infrastructure Fast Track

A perennial MACo initiative, counties have called for the return of their fair share of transportation-sourced revenues to fund their roadwork for years. This year, MACo's initiative calls for a Local Infrastructure Fast Track - a #LIFT4MD - to bring local governments back their historic 30 percent share of transportation revenues from the State's Transportation Trust Fund. It also calls for an assessment of the state of local infrastructure in Maryland, and for the State…

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St. Mary’s Earns National Award for FY18 Budget Book

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Department of Finance with its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY2018 Budget Book. This marks the second straight year St. Mary’s County has received the recognition. According to a press release: The Department of Finance has continued its efforts to improve the overall design and layout of the information contained in the annual budget book. Those efforts have…

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You’re Invited: Join Us for Our Weekly Legislative Update Conference Call

Every Friday during the legislative session MACo will host a conference call that will update you on the Maryland General Assembly hot topics and bills that affect local governments. Join the conversation at 3:00 pm each week as MACo explores different topics and hosts guest speakers. This week’s topic (February 3): Transportation MACo Policy Associate Kevin Kinnally will be joined by MACo Associate Director Barbara Zektick to discuss #LIFT4MD (Local Infrastructure Fast Track for Maryland),…

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Now Hear This: The Environment in Focus

MACo is now featuring a new way to keep your county knowledge up-to-date in our weekly e-newsletter, This Week on Conduit Street." Now Hear This" is a weekly segment featuring short and concise audio clips from a wide variety of publications. This week's segment features "Focus on the Environment," an independently produced piece featured on WYPR. Redefining Success in the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Tom Pelton Discusses how when it comes to cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, the…

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