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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • Baltimore principals call for funding forums [Commentary]

    Baltimore principals call for funding forums [Commentary]
    As recently named "transformational" principals at great traditional and charter schools, we call for public forums hosted by a credible, independent organization to discuss the equitable funding of schools in Baltimore. We believe charter school students...
  • Howard Council adopts FY15 budget, including Merriweather fixes

    Howard Council adopts FY15 budget, including Merriweather fixes
    The Howard County Council on Wednesday passed capital and operating budgets for fiscal year 2015 that together totaled about $1.29 billion and provided funding for a plan that will accelerate the renovation and hand-over of Columbia’s Merriweather...
  • Baltimore County's approved budget focuses on school spending

    Baltimore County's approved budget focuses on school spending
    The Baltimore County Council formally approved a fiscal 2015 operating budget Thursday that sends more than half of the overall $2.9 billion allocation to the county's school system. County schools will receive $1.5 billion in the budget, as well as...
  • Vote on controversial Baltimore school budget Tuesday

    Baltimore's school board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a $1.3 billion budget that has drawn backlash from schools and lawmakers for its program cuts, and has led the board to consider overhauling a local funding formula that left some high schools...
  • School officials, council confident in keeping new Monarch school on track

    School officials, council confident in keeping new Monarch school on track
    County schools will launch the new academic year Aug. 25, but parents seeking to enroll their children in the district's new contract school should also pay attention to another date: June 18. That's the day school officials say it needs all funding...
  • City police to eliminate 212 vacant officer positions

    City police to eliminate 212 vacant officer positions
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday that he'll eliminate 212 officer positions — all vacant — from the department, marking the first significant reduction in the ranks in decades. Shrinking the size of the police...
  • City school board votes to fully fund gifted programs

    City school board votes to fully fund gifted programs
    The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to fully fund programs for gifted students, which were originally slated for cuts next year, and to tap its rainy-day fund to avoid layoffs and cuts to central office operations. The board voted 7-2 to adopt...
  • Best and brightest [Editorial]

    In Minnesota Public Radio host Garrison Keillor's mythical town of Lake Woebegone, "all the men are strong, all the women are good-looking, and all the children are above average." Notwithstanding the statistical improbability of that latter claim, it'...
  • No change to property tax in propsed Laurel budget

    Because of a falling assessment base, Laurel Mayor Craig Moe and the city's administration were faced with some difficult decisions when putting together the 2015 fiscal budget. In the end, though, the budget proposes no increases in property taxes...
  • Columbia likely spot for third police station

    Columbia likely spot for third police station
    Plans to study the building of a third district police station in Howard County were approved by the County Council last week as part of the council's budget vote. The full-service station, which will supplement the department's Southern District...
  • Harford council passes $627.5 million operating budget for 2015, no pay increases

    Harford council passes $627.5 million operating budget for 2015, no pay increases
    The Harford County Council passed a $627.5 million operating budget and $107.3 million capital program for 2015 on Tuesday night, drawing renewed complaints from residents about underfunding teachers, sheriff's deputies and other employees. The budget...
  • Senate GOP leader faces challenge from right

    Senate GOP leader faces challenge from right
    David R. Brinkley has no problem with being called an establishment Republican. He's the party's leader in the Maryland Senate, a master of the state budget process and a pragmatist adept at bringing tax dollars back from Democratic-dominated Annapolis to...