April 11, 2014

The 2014 session yielded some county victories, some county issues that will live on for future consideration, and several matters that will await an important implementation phase ahead. MACo has assembled summaries of these major county issues with a series of "hot issue" links and topic wrap-up articles, to help serve the needs of the county community.
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2014 End-of-Session Resources


Education - School Funding, Nonrecurring Costs, Pre-K Funding, and more
Environment - BRF Funding for Failing Septics, Stormwater Fees, and more
Public Safety & Corrections- Bail Reform, Police Radio Systems, LEOBR, and more
Business Affairs - Cash-for-Phones Machines, Electrician Licensing, and more


 Environment and Land Use News      

POS, Ag Preservation Cuts Rejected in Final State Budget Plan    


NACo Webinar: Sustainable Waste Management Strategies for Counties - May 15    


Maryland League of Conservation Voters Releases 2014 Session Wrap Up   


NACo Considers EPA Proposed Clean Water Act Regs    


Kent County Recycling Rates Up      


Counties in the News     
Other News You Can Use    
Corporate Partner Profile: Waste Management

School Recycling & Waste Disposal with Waste Management

The Right Environmental Curriculum for Your School or District

At Waste Management, a MACo Gold Partner, they believe in helping school boards, administrators and council members realize greater economic and environmental benefit from their waste programs. As your partner, they'll work with you to create waste diversion and recycling programs that optimize your budget and create a positive impact in your school or district. In many cases, the programs they recommend can become rich learning experiences for students, parents, teachers, even maintenance and kitchen staff. (Read more



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