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County Council adopts Kittleman's $1.1 billion budget

County Council adopts Kittleman's $1.1 billion budget

In what the Howard County Council deemed "one of the smoothest" budget approval processes in the last decade, the five County Council members unanimously voted on Wednesday to adopt a $1.1 billion operating budget for fiscal 2018.

The approved budget includes $572 million for the school system, $54 million less than the school board's request.

Despite entering its third year of "not fully funding" the Board of Education's budget request, according to District 4 Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty this year's "modest increase in revenue" allowed the council to appropriate more funding in other areas. With state aid, the total school general fund budget...