Local Budgets 2023

In recent weeks, counties in Maryland have unveiled local budget proposals for FY24. The $63 billion Maryland State Budget passed during Session on April 3, 2023 – allowing local jurisdictions to tackle their own operating and capital budgets before the start of the fiscal year. Here are a few highlights & important dates from some notable jurisdictions in Maryland.

Anne Arundel County

Proposed Budget
Approved by June 15, 2023

Baltimore City

Preliminary Budget
Approved no later than June 26, 2023

Baltimore County

Proposed Budget
Approved by June 1, 2023

Frederick County

Proposed Budget
Approved no later than May 31, 2023

Harford County

Proposed Budget
Approved by June 15, 2023

Howard County

Proposed Operating Budget
Proposed Capital Budget
Approved by June 1, 2023

Montgomery County

Recommended Budget
Adopted by May 31, 2023

Prince George’s County

Proposed Budget
Approved by June 1, 2023

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Shaping Public Opinion

Compass Public Relations can help your business/association/coalition frame a message specifically for your target audience. This messaging is critical in shaping public opinion and understanding of the issues that you care about most. We work closely with our clients to tell their stories to policymakers and media outlets. We can frame the messaging, develop the arguments and create graphics and materials to deliver your message across many platforms.

During the 2023 Session, we worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Maryland (NAMI – MD), to deploy Advocacy Action Alerts, which enabled constituents to contact their legislators on key issues being considered before the General Assembly. We developed messaging and integrated an advocacy outreach system through five targeted campaigns.

The result: Over 2,900 emails were sent to Maryland General Assembly Members urging support of critical legislation that would impact mental health in the state.

May 2023 PR Navigator

New Laws Require Business Tune Up

New laws in Maryland will:

  • Accelerate minimum wage increases to $15/hour;
  • Establish employer/employee contributions to Maryland’s soon-to-be implemented Paid Family Medical Leave Act; and
  • Prohibit non-compete clauses in certain circumstances.

In addition, the Federal Trade Commission is proposing regulations to ban non-compete clauses.

The bottom line: It’s critically important for all businesses to review their business and employment policies, including employee handbooks and employment agreements.

Business owners – even single-member owners – should also review their operating/buy-sell agreements at least every 3-5 years.

Compass Law can help update your employment and business agreements to meet your needs as laws continue to change. Reach out now for a consultation.


May 2023 Law Navigator

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