February 15, 2019
If you’ve been waiting to hear from the Kirwan Commission… your wait is over. Partially.
The Commission’s interim report was released this week, with its far-reaching recommendations for transforming Maryland’s approach to education. What remains unclear is the path to get there, both this year and beyond. Legislation to implement at least the Commission’s framework and expectations is expected this session… but not yet introduced. What is being asked of counties for FY 2020? Is there broad legislative support for the sweeping changes being envisioned? Mysteries abound.

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally discuss the latest news and notes from Annapolis, including Secretary of Budget and Management David Brinkley's presentation to MACo's Legislative Committee, the latest on a proposal to allow school systems to start school before labor day, new developments on the race for Maryland State Treasurer, big news on Amazon's HQ2, a new proposal to require short-term hosting platforms like Airbnb to collect sales and use taxes, and a preview of the latest Goucher Poll.
Listen to any MACo Podcast Episode: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast

Counties in Action
Baltimore City
Baltimore City Mayor and Acting Police Chief Harrison visit Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School
Cecil County Exec presents $10,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Harford & Cecil County on behalf of the county
Charles County Commissioners celebrate resident Cecilia's 100th birthday with her

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