March 28, 2014
State Budget Plan Taking Shape              
As the session winds down, both the Senate and House have adopted their respective budget plans for the coming year - with a conference committee set to reconcile a shorter-than-usual list of differences.

For coverage of county issues in the two versions of the budget plan, see Conduit Street coverage:
House Budget Plan, Senate Budget Plan and County Issues Focus. (Read more


 Environment and Land Use News      

EPA Proposes New Rule for Streams & Wetlands Under Clean Water Act  


Tackling the Urban/Rural Planning Divide  


US Coastal Communities & Maryland Plan for Sea Level Rise 


Streamside Forest Buffer Plantings Falter in Bay States 


Central Maryland Sees Greatest Population Increases    


US EPA Workshop Highlighting Local Government Climate & Energy Strategies - April 30  



Counties in the News     
Other News You Can Use    
Calendar Corner     
Dates to Remember:
April 1 Hearing: HB 874 - County Health Officers - Authority of County Governing Body and Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene

April 1 Hearing: SB 605 - Property Tax Credit - Commercial Structures - Rehabilitation

April 1 Hearing: SB 686  - Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights - Prosecutorial Disclosures - Punitive Action

MACo Summer Conference -  August 13-16, 2014 


Corporate Partner Profile:
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As the needs of their customers grow, L-3 continues to expand their solutions and capabilities in response. (Read more


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