Message from the President
Our eyes continue to be focused on Annapolis, as the General Assembly session reaches the end of its first month. MACo is staying vigilant as budget discussions unfold in the State House, and we continue to be part of the dialogue.
Through continued talks with leaders in the General Assembly and rank-and-file members, we are spreading the message that Maryland's counties are suffering the effects of the still-recovering economy.
There is no shortage of issues to follow. The Governor, in his State of the State address, unveiled a proposal to severely restrict construction that relies on septic systems. MACo will study that proposal carefully, and work hard to make sure the interests of counties are heard on this important topic.
The MACo members who are part of our legislative committee have been participating in lively discussions on a range of issues that are percolating in Annapolis, debating everything from sludge disposal and the licensing of electricians to big-picture issues such as the overall shape of the state budget.
The list of legislation that the organization is tracking is growing longer. I know I speak for the executive board and all of you in applauding MACo's hard-working staff, which puts in long hours making sure that we remain abreast of everything we need to know.
I, and the rest of MACo's leaders, and the organization's staff, are always ready to discuss with you any issues or concerns you have. The group is a tremendous resource.
Howard County Executive