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Is Baltimore County doubling its speed camera budget?
Is Baltimore County doubling its speed camera budget?

When the Baltimore County Council approved the county's budget last week, it looked as though the speed camera program had doubled. The budget for the speed cameras did increase from $4.4 million to $8.75 million. But that doesn't mean there will be more cameras or more speeding tickets, according to county officials. The county is planning to spend money that's been building up in the speed camera account on school security and other public safety expenses, said Ellen Kobler, a county spokeswoman. A total of $2.55 million that accrued in prior years is being added to an expected $6.2 million in ticket revenue, for the total budget of $8.75 million. Of that total,...

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