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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit

    City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit
    The Rawlings-Blake administration's efforts to slash Baltimore's long-term deficit has run into a bump — more than $100 million in new police, education and other expenses now expected over the next decade. The school system is billing the city...
  • Havre de Grace mayor warns of 'challenging budget' for 2015

    Havre de Grace mayor warns of 'challenging budget' for 2015
    Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty warned of "the most challenging budget of my administration" for fiscal year 2015 and said he expects to raise water and sewer rates by 20 percent, as suggested by a city commission. With home building still stagnant...
  • Bel Air commissioners look toward April, the last snow

    Bel Air commissioners look toward April, the last snow
    Bel Air Mayor Robert Reier joked at Monday night's town meeting that Public Works Director Randy Robertson could probably "write a book" on clearing snow from municipal streets, sidewalks and facilities with the latest snow that hit Monday. "The...
  • Army, National Guard at odds over scarcer resources

    Army, National Guard at odds over scarcer resources
    After more than a dozen years fighting side by side in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army and the National Guard are battling each other over budget cuts. The Army, tasked with restructuring for a postwar future amid rising personnel costs and spending cuts...
  • Help for the jobless [Editorial]

    Help for the jobless  [Editorial]
    Senate Republicans blinked this week on the issue of unemployment benefits, but you can bet that their House counterparts won't be so easily swayed by compassion. At least that's what Democrats are counting on. After legislation to resume long-term...
  • Destination of funds unclear as Harford starts collecting 'rain tax'

    Destination of funds unclear as Harford starts collecting 'rain tax'
    Harford County has begun collecting its version of the controversial statewide stormwater fee, known as the "rain tax," but it remains to be seen where all the revenue will ultimately go. The county is collecting only 10 percent of the fee originally...
  • Venues to fit your budget

    It's one of the most important wedding decisions — where to, you know, have the wedding. Apart from finding a spot that fits your unique tastes and themes, there's the matter of timing. Some wedding consultants suggest booking one year or more in...
  • Mayor's $2.5 billion budget includes property tax break, no cuts in services

    Mayor's $2.5 billion budget includes property tax break, no cuts in services
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will unveil a proposed $2.5 billion budget Wednesday that would give city workers a 2 percent raise and — for the first time since 2008 — would not cut city services, officials said. The plan includes the...
  • Baltimore's brighter budget [Editorial]

    Baltimore's brighter budget  [Editorial]
    When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake prepared her first city budget in 2010, she had to find a way to resolve a projected $190 deficit. In 2011, she faced another shortfall, this time $65 million. In 2012, the projected deficit was $48 million. Last year,...
  • Enrollment decline means decrease in state funds for Carroll schools

    Enrollment decline means decrease in state funds for Carroll schools
    About $1.1 million in state funding for Carroll County Public Schools this year and at least $1 million in each of the next two years is currently the subject of debate for Carroll legislators in Annapolis. While the Senate approved a $39 billion budget...
  • County Executive's FY15 budget includes increases for education

    County Executive's FY15 budget includes increases for education
    Last week, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III introduced his capital and operating budgets for fiscal year 2015, which total $3.41 billion and include increased funds for education while reducing operational costs in other departments....
  • Harford's snow removal budget is at least $1.8 million in the hole

    Harford's snow removal budget is at least $1.8 million in the hole
    County and municipal officials in Harford County say their snow removal budgets have been catapulted farther into the red because of handling multiple snow and ice events throughout the winter of 2013-2014, including the latest storms the past two weeks....