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MACo Announces Winners of the Legislative Recognition Award
The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Board of Directors recently voted to present the MACo Recognition Award to four (4) individuals for supporting issues important to counties. With these awards, MACo recognizes policymakers who have advocated for counties on specific issues and county staff who have gone above and beyond to assist Maryland’s counties...
Senator Mary Beth Carozza: Senator Carozza has remained consistent and fervent in advocacy for local flexibility and decision-making and regularly seeks MACo’s input on legislation that affects county governments. Her longstanding commitment to working with county governments on various topics underscores the reason for the award.
The award will be presented during the MACo’s Winter Conference Awards Banquet on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.
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The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future education reform plan sets a goal to increase the number of apprenticeships for high school juniors and seniors to 60,000 in seven years, and to ensure at least 45% of high school students complete a high-school level apprenticeship program by the 2030-31 school year...
Martin, a member of a national nonprofit organization called Explore The Trades, has a recommendation for the commission: figure out a solution to expand access to tax credits and grants for small business owners.
For instance, she said the average annual salary for a master plumber is $60,000. In addition, she said the average profit margin “after all the overhead” for most trade businesses range between 2% to 5%.
“We are in that range,” she said. “That’s all that’s left at the end of the day to build a work force. That is hard.”
Martin has a commission member who agrees with her: Sen. Mary Beth Carozza (R-Lower Shore).
Carozza said streamlining the process for businesses to receive approval for an apprenticeship program would help.
For the entire article in Maryland Matters, click here: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2023/11/01/career-and-technical-education-are-a-vital-focus-of-blueprint-reform-plan/
In attendance at the event was State Senator Mary Beth Carozza, who tells 47abc that the regional approach to issues and governing makes the solutions an easier sell to the Democratic Majority in Annapolis.
“When we have this approach, of regional leaders and consistent asks, on infrastructure, law enforcement, juvenile crime, we can be more successful in delivering on those priorities,” Carozza said.
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