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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Pondering Potential "Pay-Fors"

9/13/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally discuss ways in which Maryland could increase state revenues. The budget deficit, coupled with new and expensive funding proposals, could lead to a plethora of revenue-generating policy proposals, also known as "pay-fors" -- literally, paying for something that the government wants to buy.

Duration:00:45:02

Keeping up with Kirwan

9/6/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally discuss the latest news from the [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, including new recommendations on how to best provide more resources for at-risk students, and explain why the Commission may refrain from issuing recommendations on some of the most critical components of education funding in Maryland.

Duration:00:32:53

Digging Deeper on "Elevating Teaching," Candidate Shuffle, & More!

8/31/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally discuss the latest news from the Kirwan Commission, including new recommendations on pre-K, teacher pay, and college and career readiness, and explain the process for replacing a candidate for public office in the event they decline their party's nomination, which is exactly what happened this week in Prince George's County.

Duration:00:45:39

Smart Growth, Bay 'Pollution Diet,' & #MACoCon Recap

8/23/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally are joined by MACo’s Legal and Policy Counsel, Les Knapp, to discuss the future of Smart Growth in Maryland, the health of the Chesapeake Bay, and recap #MACoCon. Listen in to hear an update on "A Better Maryland," the ongoing implementation of the Chesapeake Bay’s "pollution diet," and the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements established by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and...

Duration:00:35:19

Live at #MACoCon with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger

8/20/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally are joined by Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger for a live recording at MACo's Summer Conference in Ocean City, Maryland. Listen in to hear about how Congressman Ruppersberger's experience in local government affect his decision-making on Capitol Hill, the importance of municipal bonds, an update on election security, and more!

Duration:00:22:36

Maryland's Opioid Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

8/9/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally are joined by MACo's Legislative Director, Natasha Mehu, to discuss Maryland's opioid crisis. Listen in to learn how the heroin and opioid epidemic was born, innovative state and local efforts to battle heroin and opioid misuse and abuse, and the resources necessary to stem the crisis in Maryland.

Duration:00:42:17

Introducing the DLS Podcast

8/8/2018
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The Conduit Street Podcast is pleased to announce that our friends at the Maryland Department of Legislative Services (DLS) have launched a podcast. In this week's premiere episode, Matthew Bennett and Patrick Frank discuss bond sales in Maryland. A link to the podcast can be found on the DLS website. The Conduit Street Podcast will be back later this week with an episode on Maryland's opioid crisis.

Duration:00:13:52

What's up with the Bay? SALT Suit, & Recruiting Top-Tier Teachers

8/2/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss how and why recent storms have sent sediment and debris pouring into the Chesapeake Bay, examine the multistate lawsuit against the federal government in response to the $10,000 limit on the federal deduction for state and local taxes (SALT), and break down the Kirwan Commission's High-Quality Teachers and Leaders workgroup.

Duration:00:40:32

New tech Driving New Policy - Part Two

7/27/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss how new technology is driving new policy in Maryland. In part two of this two-part series, we focus on small cell wireless technology, solar energy siting, body-worn cameras, and Next Generation 9-1-1. Click here to listen to part one of this series, where we discuss ridesharing, peer-to-peer property rentals, drones, GPS and navigation software, and autonomous vehicles.

Duration:01:04:20

On the Road with MACo, "Staggering" Price of Pre-K, & Primary Election Roundup

7/19/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss MACo's odyssey across Maryland, update the "too close to call" county primary races, and explore the potential implications of the Kirwan Commission's staggering cost estimates for expanding high-quality, full-day pre-K in Maryland.

Duration:00:42:29

New Tech Driving New Policy - Part One

7/10/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss how new technology is driving new policy in Maryland. In part one of this two-part series, we focus on new and evolving technology that is external to government - ridesharing, peer-to-peer property rentals, drones, GPS and navigation software, and autonomous vehicles. Stay tuned for part two of our discussion, which will focus on how new policies could impact new technologies and their effect...

Duration:00:55:46

Beating the Heat, Janus v. AFSCME, & Primary Races We're Still Watching

7/3/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss how counties are helping their residents beat the heat, explore the potential impacts of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Janus v. ASFCME, and review some of the county primary races that remain too close to call.

Duration:00:34:50

Special Edition: 2018 Primary Election

6/27/2018
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On this special edition of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson breakdown state and local results from the 2018 primary election. Read our Conduit Street blog for full coverage of the 2018 Maryland primary election.

Duration:01:02:01

SCOTUS Sounds Off, Early Voting Boom, Riveting Races, & More!

6/21/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss early voting numbers for the 2018 primary election, explore the role of county governments in state and local elections, examine the impacts of three major Supreme Court decisions, review MACo's Legislative Initiatives process, and look ahead to the 2018 MACo Summer Conference. *Note: We'll be back next week with a special edition of the Conduit Street Podcast to breakdown the results of the...

Duration:00:54:27

Primary Ballot Battle, Kirwan 2.0, Wynne Whammy, & #MACoCon

6/8/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson break down the primary ballot battle between gubernatorial Candidate Valerie Ervin and the State Board of Elections, provide insight on the [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence In Education, discuss the latest twist in the Wynne saga, and preview the 2018 MACo Summer Conference.

Duration:00:41:18

Procurement, Property Taxes, & Public Works

5/10/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Barbara Zektick discuss the importance of procurement in county government, review a number of property tax bills from the 2018 General Assembly Session, and explain the relationship between local departments of public works and the United States Federal Highway Administration.

Duration:00:39:39

Kirwan Commission, Take Two. Fiscal Forecast, Session Resources, & Interim Intrigue

4/26/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson highlight some of the best resources for information on the General Assembly, provide insight on the [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence In Education (which reconvened this week), discuss Maryland's fiscal picture, and preview some hot-button issues for the 2018 interim.

Duration:00:48:32

Sine Die Send-Off & Session Recap

4/11/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss a number of issues that came down to the wire as the General Assembly adjourned Sine Die. Kinnally and Sanderson also provide listeners with a recap of the 2018 legislative session.

Duration:01:07:13

Sine Die Is Quickly Approaching... What's Locked Up? What's Still Lingering?

4/6/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss a number of issues that have been resolved by the General Assembly as well as a number of issues that still require attention.

Duration:00:51:50

School Construction Kerfuffle, Forest Bill In Limbo, Fending Off Hackers, & More!

3/30/2018
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss a controversial measure to change Maryland's school construction funding process, provide an update on the latest iteration of the Forest Conservation Act, examine the impact of cybersecurity on local governments, and recap the final Legislative Committee meeting of 2018

Duration:00:44:45