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Arundel council OKs budget with tax cut, more teachers and police
Arundel council OKs budget with tax cut, more teachers and police

The Anne Arundel County Council approved a spending plan Friday that includes a small property tax break and funding for teacher raises, more police officers and firefighters and additional grants to nonprofit groups. The $1.35 billion operating budget and $242.5 million capital budget go into effect July 1 and will include a property tax cut of 0.7 cents per $100 of assessed value, which amounts to savings of $18.59 per year on a typical county home worth $265,500. The county's income tax and water, sewer and trash rates remain the same. Members of the County Council made some changes to the budget proposed by County Executive Laura Neuman on May 1, including shuffling schools'...

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