August 10, 2018

Governor Hogan announced several actions, and future plans, to target the problem of human trafficking that has affected Maryland and other states. A wave of grant funding, a new coordinating Director, a research center at College Park, and forthcoming criminal penalties are among the prongs in the varied attack on this scourge. Read Conduit Street's coverage of the approach, and background on the problem.

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 Conduit Street Podcast Corner: 

On the latest episode of the 
Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally are joined by MACo's Legislative Director, Natasha Mehu, to discuss Maryland's opioid crisis. Listen in to learn how the heroin and opioid epidemic was born, innovative state and local efforts to battle heroin and opioid misuse and abuse, and the resources necessary to stem the crisis in Maryland.
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Counties in Action:
Cecil Howard Prince George's
Cecil County swore in Amanda Bessicks as the county's new State's Attorney

Howard County Executive Alan Kittleman participated in the West Friendship VFD dunk booth

Prince George's County hosted a Back To School Festival for the county's students.


Corporate Partner  Spotlight: 
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