January 18, 2019
Governor Hogan has released his FY 2020 fiscal plan, which will be more straightforward than many of its predecessors. The budget bill – this year without any far-reaching “reconciliation” legislation to accompany it – fully funds formulas and anticipated program growth, supports COLAs for employees, and ensures education funding increases for each jurisdiction. The “structurally balanced” proposal now goes to the General Assembly for debate, but without statutory changes, most county funds appear on target.

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally discuss the latest on Governor Hogan's highly anticipated budget proposal, explain why economic uncertainty looms large over Annapolis, examine the potential ramifications of a protracted federal government shutdown, and highlight the latest news and notes from the Maryland General Assembly - including new proposals for sports betting and the "Fight for $15."
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County Executives in Action
Queen Anne's
Charles County joins the county's NAACP chapter to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Montgomery County hosts public forum for feedback on the FY20 operating budget
Queen Anne's Animal Control Officers and other agencies band together to bring home a dozen loose horses

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