February 6, 2019
Avalanche! Overwhelming Bill
Introductions at Deadlines
The 2019 MACo legislative session just jumped into high gear, with hundreds and hundreds of new bills introduced in both the Senate and the House. The next few weeks will be very busy for legislative committees, as they host a public hearing on each bill with one eye on the March 18 “crossover” deadline for their action. MACo’s Legislative Committee will also work through these long lists of new bills, to guide county views and perspectives on the many pending proposals.


Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally recap the latest from Annapolis, including a deluge of bills, a new panel to select the next Maryland Treasurer, the latest on a proposal to strip the Maryland Comptroller of regulatory authority over alcohol, tobacco, and petroleum, the national vote interstate compact, and school year suspense.
Listen to any MACo Podcast Episode: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast

Counties in Action
Cecil
Cecil County gets ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training
Howard
Howard County Earns $1M State Opioid Response Grant from MD Health Department
County Execs
County Executives hold press conference to fight for $15 minimum wage

Corporate Partner Corner
LGIT Adds County Reps to Board of Directors
New County LGIT Board Members:
Learn more about being a MACo Corporate Partner

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