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State Virus Deathtoll Rises; Job Shutdowns Skyrocket Unemployment Numbers; Cecil County Gives Aid to Small Biz

April 2, 2020

The COVID-19 virus pandemic escalated its destructive path on Thursday (4/2/2020) as the Maryland death toll doubled in two days and out-of-work state and local residents filed massive new claims for unemployment benefits. The state Health Department posted new figures on the number of confirmed cases Thursday morning, showing 2,331 Marylanders have tested positive...
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Cecil County Council OKs New Budget; Political Tunes Counter Fiscal Harmony

June 4, 2019

NEWS ANALYSIS “I don’t care too much for money/Money can’t buy me love.”–The Beatles The Cecil County Council voted Tuesday evening (6/4/2019) to approve County Executive Alan McCarthy’s proposed Fiscal 2020 budget, but not before some grandstanding and the political equivalent of tapping on a calculator with dead batteries. Sometimes, even if the numbers...
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Cecil County Council Punts, So Far, on Budget; No Public Sessions Before 6/4 Vote

May 29, 2019

NEWS ANALYSIS In less than an hour on Tuesday (5/28/2019), the County Council reviewed the complex Fiscal 2020 budget proposed by the County Executive, with few questions, no spending cut proposals and just one advocate of raiding “fund balance” reserve accounts to lower the property tax rate by slightly over a penny—a move that...
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