December 21, 2018
After nearly three years of rigorous work and study, the Kirwan Commission on education received a start course correction. A letter from the General Assembly’s presiding officers indicated the legislature would be unable to fully oversee both policy and funding recommendations in the coming session. The new path ahead? Policy proposals and stop-gap funding this year, and more work toward broad formula changes in 2020. The ambitious plan for re-imagining education delivery and accountability in Maryland will partially be shelved for yet another year, and the central debate for the 2019 session may be around the limited transitional funding now envisioned.


Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally discuss the fallout from the decision to further delay a final report from the [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, review Governor Hogan's plan to keep the Washington Redskins in Maryland, and review the latest proposal to revamp Pimlico Race Course.

Also this week, Les Knapp, MACo's Legal and Policy Director, joins the podcast to discuss the latest on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new proposal regarding the definition of the Waters of the United States (WotUS).
Listen to any MACo Podcast Episode:

Counties in Action
St. Mary's
Baltimore City
St. Mary's County Commissioner Todd Morgan kicked off the ribbon-cutting for FDR Blvd
Frederick County broke ground on their first solar project, to provide renewable energy to Ballenger-McKinney Wastewater Treatment Plant
Baltimore City Mayor Cathering Pugh gave
comedian/philanthropistSteve Harvey a Mayoral Salute

Corporate Partner Corner
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Motorola is a MACo Silver Corporate Partner Partner and sponsor of the
Winter Conference President's Reception.

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