Local governments reiterated their reliance on the local share of “highway user revenues” to pay for roads.
A Baltimore professional marketing services firm is providing a new benefit to members of an organization that represents municipalities in Maryland.
OCEAN CITY — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is repealing a policy on waste management that he says took authority away from local officials and caused problems. The Republican governor announced the repeal in a speech to local officials Tuesday night. The policy put in place by his predecessor, Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley, limited new or […]
SOLOMONS ISLAND — The Maryland Municipal League is holding its fall conference. It begins Thursday in Solomons, Maryland. The annual event draws mayors and other elected local officials. The will take part in a variety of conference sessions. One is titled: “You Have an Active Shooter Situation — Now What?” It will be led by […]
OCEAN CITY — Gov. Larry Hogan called on leaders of 157 incorporated local governments in Maryland to partner with him to push his transportation agenda, vowing that his success would in turn help them. Hogan made his comments Tuesday night during a 10-minute speech to nearly 700 officials from around the state — more than […]
As the makeup of Maryland’s population shifts, the leadership of its cities and towns are changing to reflect that growing diversity. So when the Maryland Municipal League convenes its annual convention on Sunday in Ocean City with representatives attending from 130 of the eligible 157 towns and cities, embracing diversity and the emergence of younger […]
ANNAPOLIS — Representatives for county, city and town governments are visiting Annapolis to present their legislative and budget priorities. The Maryland Association of Counties and Maryland Municipal League are scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. Friday before the House Appropriations Committee. The agenda includes the 2015 legislative session, and the association and league’s bill and budget [...]
Gubernatorial candidates pledged to restore highway user revenue to municipalities, a major source of state funds shared with cities, during a Maryland Municipal League candidates forum on Tuesday.
Baseball great Cal Ripken Jr. offered a pro tip on dealing with the media during his keynote address at the Maryland Municipal League annual conference.
The last several years have been hard on Maryland cities. Highway user funds have been slashed. Property tax revenues are still lagging. Meanwhile, towns are trying to cope with aging infrastructure and stricter environmental regulations.
An organization representing 159 Maryland municipalities is calling for a full and immediate restoration of state funding earmarked for road projects and a lockbox that would guarantee funding in future years.
The summer MACo conference presents an important opportunity for candidates seeking statewide elected office.