February 19, 2021
Kirwan Override in the Books...
But What Does That Mean?
The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future – the far-reaching 2020 legislation implementing the vision of the Kirwan Commission - will become law after the General Assembly’s veto override. If you’re looking over the facets of the bill, and connecting the dots from its implementation to your county budget, Conduit Street has your coverage. On the blog – a quick Q&A walk-through of what happens next to this bill and also the Built to Learn Act for school construction. And on the podcast, our hosts walk through what the override means for school offerings and budgets over the decade ahead.

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Conduit Street Podcast Corner:

On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast #AfterDark, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss the latest news and notes from Annapolis, including the path forward for the [Kirwan] Blueprint for Maryland’s Future now that both chambers of the General Assembly overrode the governor’s veto of the multi-year plan that obliges some $4 billion in annual state and county spending above current education funding formulas and projections by its eventual phase-in in FY 2030, and explain why rebasing funding formulas can lead to long-term, dramatic cuts for essential programs and services. Listen now
Counties In Action
Howard celebrates inaugural class of young women
Eagle Scouts (6/14 are Howard County residents!)
Baltimore Rec & Parks looks back at history of segregation in city parks, and the 1948 protest that helped bring change
Registration now open for new shore baseball program designed to provide opportunity for individuals with disabilities
Corporate Partner Corner

AT&T, a Platinum MACo Corporate Partner, shares tips to stay connected during the winter storm!
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