October 18, 2019
The Formula Funding Workgroup completed its work, and approved a 10-year plan to advance state and local school funding. The county obligation is complicated to measure – it’s tallied as $1.2 billion above “current funding trends” but even more above current law’s mandated funding requirements. Conduit Street has your complete coverage.
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This year's theme, "Building for the Future" will focus on county governance challenges and best practices – from the foundation to the rooftop – that will decide Maryland’s future. Topics to be discussed include school construction, clean energy infrastructure and solar siting, “The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future,” medical cannabis in the workplace, land use and zoning, long term traffic safety planning, and engaging with constituents.

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
With this week’s adoption of the funding plan details for the Blueprint for Maryland program, we break down the eventual county costs – and place them into a context with current law, in addition to current trends. We estimate the new mandated county costs at $1.9 billion in FY 2030 dollars – about $900 million more than the DLS-forecasted costs of the fully phased-in Kirwan plan, in FY 2030 dollars, as presented to the Work Group.
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Counties In Action
Harford Public Library Unveils Children's Sensory Room in Abingdon, Oct. 21
Queen Anne's Gears Up for Make a Difference Day on Nov. 2
Wicomico Second County to Consider Balloon Release Ban

Corporate Partner Corner

MACo's Platinum Corporate Partner WWT highlights the importance of next-generation meetings as part of an overall collaboration strategy.

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