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Renee Foose
Howard Council passes FY16 budget
Howard Council passes FY16 budget

The Howard County Council voted unanimously to adopt capital and operating budgets for fiscal year 2016, which total about $1.4 billion combined.  This year's budget reels in the county's borrowing by $24 million while funding a long-awaited library and senior center for Elkridge, new mental health initiatives and construction of an elementary school in the southeast, among other projects.  Councilmembers agreed on most of the tweaks they made to the budget proposed by County Executive Allan Kittleman, which largely remained intact. But two of the council's Democrats argued schools -- which received a total of $776 million in state and county funding -- should...