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Program Description

  Intergovernmental Relations

The Office of Intergovernmental Relations advocates on behalf of the County before the Maryland General Assembly; Governor; and State administrative agencies, task forces, and committees. It responds to legislation, regulations, or other policy issues involving nearby counties and states, municipalities within the County, regional agencies, the District of Columbia, and the Federal government. Staff analyzes and evaluates legislation before the Maryland General Assembly and prepares written comments and testimony. Staff also analyzes County department requests for legislation and participates in the drafting of legislation or amendments. In addition, the Office of Intergovernmental Relations serves as the County's liaison to our Congressional delegation and advocates on Federal legislation and grant funding opportunities of interest to the County.

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Program Contacts

Contact Wanda Wells of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations at 240.777.6550 or Philip Weeda of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2780 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Number of bills for which a County fiscal estimate was requested by the State Department of Legislative Services 1352431357357357
Number of formal position statements prepared 2219253220220220
Percent of State legislative package where Intergovernmental Relations position prevailed 380%92%80%80%80%
Percent of State priorities fully realized 466%80%60%60%60%
Total direct State aid ($ millions)720752780780780
Total State retirement payments ($ millions)167179167167167
General Assembly bills identified as of potential interest to the County and analyzed by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations 5876856793793793
1  Projections are based on the mathematical average of the last three years' actual figures.
2  Projections are based on the mathematical average of the last three years' numbers rounded to the nearest 5.
3  Fixed Projections at 80%
4  Fixed Projections at 60%
5  Projections are based on the mathematical average of the last three years' actual numbers.
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Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved11563435.10
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.958160.20
FY19 Approved12521595.30