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  • Arundel $1.35 billion budget proposal includes property tax reduction, additional police

    Arundel $1.35 billion budget proposal includes property tax reduction, additional police
    When Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman unveiled her proposed $1.35 billion county budget on Thursday, she described it as a package that reduced the county's property tax rate "without cutting essential services or depleting our savings." But in...
  • Talking taxes in Arundel [Editorial]

    Talking taxes in Arundel  [Editorial]
    Here's a riddle for you: When is a tax cut not a tax cut? Answer: When it happens during a contentious Republican primary race for Anne Arundel County executive. The current executive, Laura Neuman, proposed her budget for fiscal 2015 last week, and...
  • Chief of staff's budget prowess not total sum of legacy

    Chief of staff's budget prowess not total sum of legacy
    After 28 years of crunching numbers, solving problems and collaborating for Carroll County government, Steve Powell is moving on. Powell, who grew up in Carroll County, said he is leaving his position as chief of staff to become vice president of...
  • A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]

    A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]
    Recently we've seen a number of proposed federal budgets, all of which have partisan approaches. The following proposal is bipartisan, stressing two major themes echoed by our major political parties: serving human needs and saving federal dollars. A...
  • Mental health, Inner Arbor discussed at council's last budget hearing

    Mental health, Inner Arbor discussed at council's last budget hearing
    Funding for mental health services, downtown Columbia's Inner Arbor and resources for the county's foreign-born residents were the main talking points at the Howard County Council's last budget hearing Wednesday.  The hearing was the final opportunity...
  • HCC board chair takes hard stand on future budgets, reserve fund transfers

    HCC board chair takes hard stand on future budgets, reserve fund transfers
    The chairman of Harford Community College's Board of Trustees put it bluntly: The college's finances need to improve. Chairman James Valdes said the college has a "structural deficit" caused by a gap between revenues and expenses that it must cover with...
  • Candidates line up for six Harford school board seats to be filled by voters

    Candidates line up for six Harford school board seats to be filled by voters
    Six seats on the Harford County Board of Education will be filled in this year's election, the first time that's happened since state legislation passed five years ago setting up a board with six elected and three appointed members. One board member...
  • Promises, promises

    Promises, promises
    When Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown stood before a room full of community development activists on Monday, he ticked off a list of promises of what he would do if he's elected governor this fall, as did the candidates who appeared before and after him. But...
  • Harford Community College budget process out of whack [Editorial]

    Harford Community College budget process out of whack [Editorial]
    The most important function of people elected or appointed to boards, councils and commissions overseeing public institutions is to strike a balance between making sure the public institution in question has enough money to do what needs to be done, and...
  • Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions

    Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions
    Public library advocates are questioning a Baltimore County plan to transfer library information-technology services to the county government's IT office, saying it could set a precedent that threatens the library's autonomy. County Executive Kevin...
  • Harford council rejects plan to substitute raises for new library building

    Members of the Harford County Council have defeated a move that might have cut funding for a new library building in Havre de Grace to make money available to give raises to government employees. As they wrapped up their review of the proposed 2015...
  • Aberdeen resident seeks funds for pool AED in FY15 budget

    Aberdeen resident seeks funds for pool AED in FY15 budget
    The City of Aberdeen's proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year prompted few comments during a public hearing Monday, although two speakers addressed concerns over having the best possible lifesaving equipment at the Aberdeen Family Swim Center....