Arundel to act on budget plan


The Anne Arundel County Council was to act today on a proposed $616.6 million operating budget that includes no tax increase.

The council and County Executive Robert Neall have tentatively agreed to endorse a proposal to redistrict schools, shifting as many as 15,000 students and saving about $50 million.

The school board has the final say on that plan.

Anne Arundel would join Carroll, which approved its budget yyesterday, and Harford counties and the city of Baltimore in maintaining their tax rates. Howard County, facing a deficit, raised its rate 14 cents. Baltimore County, which also approved its budget yesterday, was the only metropolitan area jurisdiction to cut its rate -- by 3 cents.

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