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Conduit Street Podcast: Local Roads Funding "Deal," BRFA Hearings, Unpacking the Big School Construction Bill, & School Safety

On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss a potential “deal” on local roads funding, explain MACo’s position on the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act (BRFA), break down the Knott Commission school construction legislation, and examine a new proposal for funding to enhance school safety across Maryland. 831 more words

Conduit Street Podcast: Call If You Can, Text If You Must. Sunshine Laws, Attorney's Fees, #LIFT4MD, & Beer Wars

On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss the announcement of a statewide Text to 9-1-1 system, examine Maryland’s Public Information Act (and why it needs an update), break down the “Access to Public Courts Act,” preview #LIFT4MD day in Annapolis, and explain the beer battle in Maryland. 818 more words

Bill Fast-Tracking Inmate Psych Bed Placements on the Move

A bill which provides an expedited process for placing defendants unable to stand trial because of serious mental illness into treatment is on the move. 259 more words

What's Up With All These Highway User Bills?

Perhaps local governments are making progress moving the needle, or maybe it’s just because it’s an election year – but the 2018 session has experienced an inundation of bills seeking to restore highway user revenues to local governments. 184 more words

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… 248 more words

Senator Kagan Receives Prestigious National Public Safety Award

NG911 Institute Honors Senator Kagan for dedication and leadership in advancing the 9-1-1 system

Maryland State Senator Cheryl Kagan last week received the Government Leader Award from the Next Generation 9-1-1 Institute. 377 more words

Senate Passes MACo 9-1-1 Initiative

The Maryland Senate took the first step towards advancing Next Generation 9-1-1 in Maryland. Senate Bill 285, sponsored by Senator Cheryl Kagan, passed the Senate unanimously and has crossed over to the House. 234 more words