March 15, 2019
The Senate has disagreed with several high-profile provisions of the House’s fiscal plan, raising the intrigue level following a quiet session for budget debate. The Senate’s scaled-back funds for the Kirwan “Blueprint” plan, and for public school construction, will call for a final resolution in the next week or two. Differences over private school support, and other sensitive topics, should see fiscal matters regain some of the late-session spotlight.


Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Natasha Mehu discuss the latest news and notes from Annapolis, including dueling budget proposals from the House and Senate, an update on small cell wireless siting, and general news and notes from the Maryland General Assembly.

Also this week, Les Knapp joins the podcast to provide updates on solar siting, septics, the Forest Conservation Act, and the "Green Amendment."
Listen to any MACo Podcast Episode: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast

Counties in Action
Baltimore City
Mayor Pugh joins Baltimore County and Montgomery County Executives to testify on Kirwan
Cecil
Cecil County achieves FEMA Class 7 rating
Howard
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball signs MOU for the Gateway Innovation Center

Corporate Partner Corner
Potomac Edison
Potomac Edison To Bring Electric Vehicle Charging to MD
Potomac Edison  (a subsidiary of FirstEnergyCorp), a  Bronze Corporate Partner , will begin the Launch Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pilot Program.

The pilot program will install electric vehicle charging stations later this year and offer rebates to residential and non-residential charger installations. It has been approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission and will take place over the next 5 years.

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