December 7, 2018
The Kirwan Commission unveiled new cost estimates for its recommendations to expand pre-kindergarten, increase teacher pay, provide more resources for at-risk students, and develop a new standard for college and career readiness. The $4.4 billion price tag, phased in over ten years, comes with a caveat: The Commission has yet to agree on the funding formulas that determine both the pattern and role of state and local funding.

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally dig into the final recommendations from the Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across Maryland, discuss testimony from last week's meeting of the [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, and examine ranked-choice voting systems.
Also this week, Virginia White, MACo's Member Services Director, joins the podcast to preview the 2019 MACo Winter Conference, including the Newly Elected Officials Orientation and the MACo County Champion Awards.
Listen to any MACo Podcast Episode:

Counties in Action
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Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski celebrates the career of outgoing Director of Aging, Joanne Williams.
Cecil County Dept. of Community Services holds a ceremony to honor local veterans.
Charles County employees band together to wear pink in support of #pink4skyla, a child struck by a car getting off the school bus.

Corporate Partner Profile: PNC Bank Bank
For more than 160 years, PNC Bank , has been committed to providing its clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. It is proud of its longstanding history of supporting not only its customers but also its communities, employees and shareholders.
PNC Bank is a Bronze MACo Corporate Partner

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