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Setting priorities in Balto. Co. [Editorial]
Setting priorities in Balto. Co. [Editorial]

The prevailing governing philosophy of Baltimore County might well be summed up, with apologies to Henry David Thoreau, as "That government is best which governs least interestingly." As such, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz appeared to go to great lengths in his budget address to the County Council this morning to conceal the fact that he is proposing something quite significant. But there it is, toward the bottom of page eight, after a lengthy discussion of the merits of lowering the projected rate of return on county pensions and forward-funding OPEB obligations (eyes glazing over yet?): a plan to substantially increase borrowing for school construction over the next several...