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New Fiscal 2016 Budget Documents Posted to the MACo Website

There are many budget documents available for review, but county government related information is often buried in multi-page reports. MACo has identified the key sections of budget analyses and reports that affect county government.  82 more words

State Budget And Fiscal Issues

The County Guide To Current State Budget Issues

MACo annually compiles a list of budget hearings, documents, and recommendations on issues with a county government effect. Our goal is to help county officials follow these many hearings and debates as easily as possible. 28 more words

General Assembly News

Commissioner Wivell Tabbed For Delegate Vacancy

Washington County Commissioner William Wivell has been selected by the Washington County Republican Central Committee as their nominee to replace Delegate Andrew Serafini in the House of Delegates. 86 more words

County News

Bill Introduced to Expand Needle Exchange Law

Delegate Clarence Lam has introduced a bill that will expand current state law to allow all Maryland jurisdictions and non-profit organizations to establish needle exchange programs. 291 more words

Health And Human Services

Chief Judge Barbera Delivers State of the Judiciary Address

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera addressed both chambers of the General Assembly Thursday in the first State of the Judiciary address since 2005. 238 more words

Public Safety And Corrections

Bipartisan Legislative Agenda Sets Sights on Heroin

Democratic and Republican leaders from the Senate and the House announced a package of nine bills that will form the core of their legislative agenda for the session.  208 more words

Public Safety And Corrections

Senate Joins House In Video Live Streaming Hearings

A February 3 MarylandReporter.com article announced that the Maryland Senate is now video live streaming its hearings.  From the article:

The legislature has taken another small step for transparency in its proceedings this year.

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