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April 18, 2014
Statewide Interoperability Director Ray Lehr presents a radio to Governor O'Malley. Photo courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor.

The Governor signed MACo's 2014 legislative initiative into law during the April 14 bill signings.  HB 308 / SB 338 will create a joint governance body for the Statewide Public Safety Radio System, MD FiRST.  The governance body will include five representatives of local governments that use the MD FiRST system. (Read more


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      

Task Force to Study Bay Acidification 


"Beyond Terrapin Run" Seminar 


Analysis Questions Success of Light Rail Investments   


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


Counties in the News     
Other News You Can Use    
Corporate Partner Profile: PNC Bank 

PNC Bank Launches New iPad App

PNC Bank, N.A., a MACo Bronze Partner, announced  the launch of its PINACLE´┐Ż Mobile App for iPad. PNC's corporate and commercial customers now have an additional tool to access their online accounts and to gain insight into their day-to-day business activities. The app is currently available free from the Apple Store.

The app allows customers to:

  • View balances and transaction details
  • Approve payments
  • Manage user access
  • Personalize their mobile banking experience

(Read more) 



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