The 20-minute episode features interviews with Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Executive Director Michael Sanderson and Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, who sits on MACo’s board. They discussed the agenda and the key issues for MACo’s upcoming annual conference in Ocean City which will take place from Aug. 18-21 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.Read More
Maryland Sen. Roger Manno wants to eliminate voter registration, and instead automatically enroll every Marylander of voting age with a state-issued ID card or receives benefits from social services. On Thursday, Manno, D-Montgomery told the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee that it is time for Maryland to modernize its voter registration system and join states like Oregon and California that have already enacted similar legislation.Read More
Forty years ago this month, I attended my first summer conference of the Maryland Association of Counties in Ocean City. Rereading my piece from 1975, it was funny how many aspects of the annual confab were the same.Read More
After several years of pummeling by state government, through cuts in aid, offloading of state expenses and unfunded mandates, county officials gathered here for their annual conference believe that “enough is enough,” said Rick Pollitt, new president of the Maryland Association of Counties.Read More
Starting a speech with a joke is a good way to soften up the crowd. That’s especially true when you’re delivering bad news, as Speaker Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller were doing to local officials at the Maryland Association of Counties meeting Friday.
Busch led off his remarks with an endearing story about his recent colonoscopy, a procedure he had deliberately put off until two days after the election.Read More
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