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Sanctuary Cities, Maryland Could Lose Federal Justice Grant Dollars

The Attorney General announces that sanctuary cities could lose federal Department of Justice funding, with a specific mention of legislation pending in Maryland.

The Attorney General released a statement today, available on the Department of Justice website… 423 more words

Public Safety And Corrections

General Assembly Leadership Announces Bills to Combat Heroin

Senate President Mike Miller, Speaker of the House Michael Busch, and members of the Senate and House Democratic Caucuses held a press conference Friday morning announcing a package of legislation to combat the heroin and opioid crisis in Maryland. 115 more words

Health And Human Services

You're Invited: Join Us for Our Weekly Legislative Update 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. 78 more words

County News

Senate Debates Bail Bill, No Action in House

Bail bills hit barrier as reform advocates and bail bondsman clash over whether court rules should stand or legislative changes should be made. The Senate is debating one of the bills ( 176 more words

Public Safety And Corrections

Bill to Offset Declining Enrollment Moving in Legislature

House Bill 684, “Education – Grant for Declining Education Aid,” has passed the full House and crossed over to the Senate. MACo supports HB 684, which would help to offset the sudden drop-off in education funding to jurisdictions with declining enrollment, ensuring school systems can offer equivalent courses and programs, even with fewer students. 281 more words

County News

Community College Collective Bargaining Bill Remains in Committee

Neither the Senate Finance Committee nor the House Appropriations Committee has taken action on a prescriptive, one-size-fits-all collective bargaining bill that would affect all Maryland community colleges. 179 more words

Education

Local Collective Bargaining Mandate Misses "Crossover" Deadline

A bill that would require all counties to extend collective bargaining rights to all of their employees – except for supervisory, managerial, or confidential employees, or elected or appointed officials, has not moved out of the House Appropriations Committee. 219 more words

Employee Benefits And Relations