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Baltimore County adopts $1.99 billion FY 2017 budget

Baltimore County adopts $1.99 billion FY 2017 budget

The Baltimore County Council approved a $1.99 billion operating budget for the 2017 fiscal year Thursday that contains no increases in property or income tax rates.

The fiscal year begins July 1.

"I thank the members of the County Council for their partnership in approving this fiscally prudent budget," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement. "Without raising tax rates, it propels us forward in modernizing our school buildings; enhances public safety, including providing body-worn cameras for our police officers; and enables us to maintain our critical infrastructure and the good quality of life our residents enjoy."