Conduit Street Podcast
By Maryland Association of Counties
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A podcast on Maryland policy and politics, covering state and county issues. We’ll cover the General Assembly, Governor, state agencies, and county leaders and how it affects Marylanders and the public services they depend on. Counties deliver education, public safety, land use, infrastructure and most front-line services to Maryland residents – this podcast from the Conduit Street Annapolis headquarters of MACo, the Maryland Association of Counties, touches on it all.
||CleanConduit Street Podcast: Call If You Can, Text If You Must. Sunshine Laws, Attorney's Fees, #LIFT4MD, & Beer Wars||Maryland’s Public Information Act creates a balanced framework for guaranteeing public access to open information, while protecting sensitive and private material. The rapid ascension of new technologies has strained the implementation and effect of t||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCounty Collaboration on Tax Reform, Lockbox Redux, Employer Mandates, and Bad Docs||The MACo Legislative Committee formally adopted a statement this week to express its views on broad-based tax reform proposals pending before the General Assembly, designed to react (in various ways) to the recently enacted federal tax reforms. Absent .||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9-1-1 Takes Center Stage, Huge Drop of Bills Introduced, Sick Leave Law Looms, and Senate Changes Afoot||Both county and municipal governments, still feeling the permanent effects of devastating cutbacks to state roadway funding, have made restoring Highway User Revenues a perennial legislative priority. HB 1569, introduced today, represents a compromise||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#FixtheFund, Opioid Litigation, Wave of HUR Bills, Local Aid Intrigue, and more!||Maryland lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled a plan to amend the state constitution to ensure that taxes on casino revenues set aside for education are used to supplement, not supplant state funding for public schools. Also this week, Baltimore City becam...||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Tax Analysis, Paid Leave Dilemma, Fiscal Outlook, and More!||The Comptroller’s Office on Thursday held a briefing on its analysis of the impact of federal legislation on Maryland revenues. Meanwhile, Governor Larry Hogan unveiled his plans to protect Marylanders from state & local tax increases resulting from t||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTax Relief Proposals, Governor's Budget... and More!||House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. on Tuesday announced a package of bills designed to ease Maryland taxpayers’ increased tax burden resulting from the federal government’s tax reform package. The legislati||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe General Assembly Is in Session!||The Maryland General Assembly is now in session. The 438th session convened in Annapolis on Wednesday. Notwithstanding the pageantry, ceremony, pomp, and circumstance, lawmakers got off to a fast start. On the latest episode of the Conduit Street P||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSession 101||With the 2018 Session right around the corner, it's the perfect time to review the legislative process, define some popular legislative lingo, and highlight dates of interest. On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Mich.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmall Cell Broadband/Election Issues||In this episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss small cell broadband and election issues. The future of wireless will evolve from large, macro-cell towers to include thousands of densely-deployed small cel...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolar, Solar... Everywhere?||In this episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Les Knapp discuss the relationship between local governments and Maryland's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of Partnership||In this episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss MACo's upcoming Winter Conference. MACo’s Winter Conference will focus on intergovernmental cooperation and ways that counties can partner with entities in the||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe're Back! Updates On School Funding, Federal Tax Reform, & Maryland's State Fiscal Picture||In this episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss new developments in education funding, federal tax reform, and Maryland's fiscal picture.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Funding In Maryland||In this episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss education funding in Maryland.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Would Federal Tax Reform Affect Maryland?||Federal tax reform is a hot topic in Washington, and two potential changes could wreak havoc on county finances. Congress is considering eliminating both the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT) and the tax exemption for municipal bonds to pay||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMACo's 2018 Legislative Initiatives||In the premiere episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss MACo's 2018 Legislative Initiatives.||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Local Gov News and Info
Excellent way to keep up with the latest issues impacting local governments, state politics, etc. Insightful, knowledgeable panelists and good context.
This podcast is great! Awesome way to learn about local governments in Maryland! I love how they break down the issues so that anyone can understand. Must listen!
What a great idea! Love the podcast, keep up the good work!