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MACo Seeking Legislative Initiative Proposals For 2015 General Assembly Session

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking proposals for consideration as 2015 legislative initiatives. Each year, MACo adopts up to four topics for specific focus during the session of the General Assembly. 156 more words

County News

2014 "90 Day Report" Now Available On General Assembly Website

The “90 Day Report” is now available online on the Maryland General Assembly website.  The Department of Legislative Services produces this report each year, which summarizes major issues discussed and/or enacted during the General Assembly session. 37 more words

Education

2014 Session: Some County Wins, Some Issues On Hold

The 2014 session yielded some county victories, some county issues that will live on for future consideration, and several matters that will await an important implementation phase ahead. 83 more words

General Assembly News

Eastern Shore Lawmakers Assess Legislative Session

As reported in the Delmarvanow, with more than 1,500 bills introduced since January, Lower Shore lawmakers have mixed feelings about statewide and local bills. Speaking about a bill that delays construction of a multi-million dollar wind farm in Somerset County, Senator Jim Mathias said, 79 more words

Environment

Western Maryland Scores Some Late Session Legislative Wins

As reported in the Cumberland Times-News, the Maryland General Assembly saved some of the best for last, from Western Maryland’s standpoint, by passing several bills with an effect on that region late in the session. 126 more words

Education

2014 End of Session Wrap Up: Tax and Revenue - Transportation Related Legislation

This post summarizes the status of tax and revenue bills related to transportation issues that MACo either considered or took a position on.

Highway User Revenue Restoration… 303 more words

County News

Final Budget Documents and County Budget Information Available on MACo Website

Final budget actions and conference committee reports are available on MACo’s website under ‘Research” then “Budget and Finance.”  Also posted are final budget actions affecting county budgets in the report titled “ 149 more words

County Budgets