April 12, 2019
2019 – A Bittersweet End to A Successful Session
The first year of the new term witnessed many high intensity issues, as always. Counties came through with critical support for 9-1-1 systems, an intact budget plan, education incentives, and useful new local tools. The late-session passing of longtime Speaker Mike Busch offered a somber punctuation to a productive and important legislative session.

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Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson, Kevin Kinnally, and Natasha Mehu discuss the latest news and notes from Annapolis, including the tragic death of Michael E. Busch, the longest-serving House Speaker in the history of Maryland and a 40-year-veteran of the Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation Department. They also recap a number of issues that came down to the wire as the General Assembly adjourned Sine Die, give a rundown of major issues of the 2019 session, and consider the political posture of the Maryland General Assembly.
Listen to any MACo Podcast Episode: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast

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