November 30, 2018
As the Commission nears its December reporting deadline, members of the statewide and local organizations, as well as members of the general public, were invited to weigh in on the Commissio n’s work during a marathon meeting yesterday in Annapolis. Counties offered comments, but noted that the lack of details in many key areas limited their ability to fully respond to the many pending recommendations.

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally examine Maryland's short-term and long-term fiscal outlook. In the short-term, legislators are mulling an FY 2020 budget that includes a $168 million cash balance and a $2 million structural balance. But will the good times last? Plus, a recent article by Len Lazarick from the Maryland Reporter details the possible fiscal impact of the [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education's recommendation to increase teacher pay by 10% and reduce actual classroom teaching time from 80% of the current school day to 60%. We'll discuss.
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County Ceremonies this Week
Baltimore County
Montgomery County
St. Mary's County
Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler is honored with an official portrait in the historic courthouse.
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett salutes the outgoing members of the county council.
The Commissioners
of St. Mary's County bid farewell to Commissioner Tom Jarboe.

Corporate Partner Profile: Comcast
Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand.

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