January 17, 2014


Governor O'Malley introduced his proposed budget for Fiscal 2015 on January 15, with a series of spending reductions to address budget challenges and new funding to meet the Administration's priorities.

The Governor's budget and accompanying budget reconciliation bill do not include any newly proposed reductions in aid to county governments or joint state/county funded programs.  The budget actually provides an additional $5.1 million for local health departments and an $8 million increase in the disparity grant program to assist jurisdictions with below average revenue generating capacity. (Read more


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Miller and Busch Say "No" to Stormwater Fee Repeal   


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MACo Summer Conference -
August 13-16, 2014


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BGE - Guides & Tips for Greater Efficiency

There's never been a better time to be energy-smart! BGE, a MACo Bronze Partner,  offers a host of empowering choices to help you conserve energy, save money and protect the environment. Take advantage of the variety of great programs, services and incentives today.


Five Easy Energy Tips

  1. Lower thermostat settings: winter 68˚F or lower; summer 78˚F or higher
  2. Install a programmable thermostat
  3. Plug air leaks
  4. Convert to high efficiency fluorescent lighting
  5. Eliminate unnecessary use of your HVAC system during unoccupied hours
    For more energy and money saving tips and tools visit BGESmartEnergy.com.
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