July 3, 2020
County Cuts Withdrawn
The first round of State budget cuts is done, but with most county cuts held off, for now. The Maryland Board of Public Works this week approved $413 million in state budget cuts proposed by Governor Larry Hogan to account for increased spending and reduced revenues amid the COVID-19 public health crisis. The three-member panel was originally set to consider $672 million cuts, but several proposed items -- including $41.1 million in state aid to counties -- were removed from consideration after MACo and multiple counties raised substantial concerns.

The list is announced…

A lightning rod emerges…

Analysts Weigh In…
BPW Member Wavers…

Counties Ask for Deferral…

The Meeting Unfolds…

For Now, Off The Table…

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
The Conduit Street Podcast will be back next week with a new episode. In the meantime, check out our most recent episodes while you enjoy your holiday weekend!

Listen to any Conduit Street Podcast Episode: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast
Counties In Action
Baltimore City Promotes Free STEM Learning Resources for Adults and Children
Montgomery County Business Ambassadors Visited Local Businesses to Provide Reopening Educational Materials
Queen Anne's TV Crew Shares Video Promoting New COVID Self-Test, Free to County Residents

Corporate Partner Corner

MACo's Gold Corporate Partner, Motorola Solutions, reminds everyone to prepare for hurricane season and other natural disasters, with their Disaster Preparedness Checklist .

Having worked on over 55 natural disaster relief efforts, we’ve learned many invaluable lessons. We can provide you with the resources, and insight to brave any catastrophe. Now, is the right time to start planning for a disaster.

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