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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • Harford Risk Management Office critiqued over budget increase

    As their review of the county executive's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget got under way Thursday, Harford County Council members criticized the Risk Management Office for requesting a 10 percent budget increase mostly to hire more security officers....
  • Newborn screening would save lives [Commentary]

    Newborn screening would save lives [Commentary]
    Maryland is justifiably proud of being a leader in many health care initiatives. Yet when it comes to adopting a simple policy that would save the lives of babies, Maryland policymakers are sadly behind much of the nation. While more than half of babies...
  • Howard teachers say cost-of-living increase doesn't keep up

    Howard teachers say cost-of-living increase doesn't keep up
    Howard County public school officials and the county's teachers union made little progress Monday after resuming contentious negotiations on pay increases for teachers in the coming budget. Teachers and the Howard County Education Association have...
  • No cushion for major emergency, Harford schools finance chief says

    No cushion for major emergency, Harford schools finance chief says
    Harford County's public school system may not have enough financial reserves to handle a major emergency, the system's top finance official said Monday. A projected year-end surplus of $3.2 million could change to the negative once the bills come in for...
  • Harford library director not surprised by Craig's denial of budget increase

    Harford County library will not be getting the 2.4 percent budget increase it requested for fiscal year 2015, which did not surprise Library Director Mary Hastler. The library system had asked for an additional $400,610 but was again struck down by...
  • Snow removal budgets exhausted for Harford County, municipalities

    Snow removal budgets exhausted for Harford County, municipalities
    Even before Thursday's snowfall of anywhere from 10 to 18 inches blanketed Harford County, the county and local municipal governments had pretty much exhausted their snow removal budgets. Though officials expected to be digging deep into their pockets...
  • Commission proposes raises for Howard council, executive

    Commission proposes raises for Howard council, executive
    When Howard County Budget Director Ray Wacks spoke last year to a commission charged with considering salaries for Howard's elected officials, he struck a guarded tone. "Things are getting better," he told the group in November. "We're in a period, I...
  • State Republicans present alternative budget

    State Republicans present alternative budget
    Maryland House Republicans offered an alternative to Gov. Martin O'Malley's spending plan Tuesday, suggesting the state limit spending to 1 percent above last year. The minority caucus, dramatically outnumbered in the House of Delegates, push an...
  • Baltimore area jurisdictions tapping reserve funds for snow removal

    Baltimore area jurisdictions tapping reserve funds for snow removal
    Many jurisdictions across the Baltimore region have exhausted their snow removal budgets for the fiscal year, even as the metro braces for yet another storm. Thursday's snow storm dumped more than two feet of snow in parts of the region, and the...
  • House approves $38.7 billion state budget

    House approves $38.7 billion state budget
    The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.7 billion budget that trims the governor's plan but still provides raises to state workers and levies no new taxes. The House bill, scheduled for a final vote Thursday, would increase...
  • Cuts to treatment will worsen heroin crisis [Letter]

    Cuts to treatment will worsen heroin crisis [Letter]
    The recent article, "Arundel police officers to carry drug to counteract heroin overdose (March 24) yet again brings attention to the heroin epidemic taking root in communities throughout our state. As the article accurately outlines, heroin-related...
  • Maryland digs out from storm

    Maryland digs out from storm
    A few more inches of snow were forecast to accumulate by midday Saturday, further straining government snow-removal budgets and setting back efforts to clean up from the region's heaviest snowfall in four years. The forecast portends a third winter...