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Cecil County Council Fine-tunes Budget: Tax Boost Killed, Tennis Courts Out, Some Cop Gear In

May 29, 2015

The Cecil County Council reached its goal on Thursday to block a property tax increase proposed by the County Executive, with an estimated extra $800,000 available for possible last-minute additional tax relief for citizens or lowering healthcare expenses paid by county employees. After several hours of often chaotic number-crunching and cross-talk at an afternoon...
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Cecil County Council in Budget Home Stretch to Freeze Tax Rate; Schools Off Cutting Block but Some Wonder Why

May 27, 2015

The Cecil County Council crawled into the home stretch of their budget deliberations on Tuesday, with another round of spending cuts that put them within about $146,000 of their goal to prevent a two-cent property tax increase proposed by County Executive Tari Moore. At one point, County Council President Robert Hodge (R-5) proposed a...
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Court Decision Cuts Cecil County Future Tax Revenues $1.3 Million a Year; County Council Slogs Through Budget for Spending Cuts

May 20, 2015

A new US Supreme Court decision will cost Cecil County an estimated $1.3 million a year in future lost income tax revenues, and refunds for past taxes struck down by the court could cost the county up to $1.4 million more than previously expected. The fiscal bad news came as the Cecil County Council...
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Cecil County Council Demands Exec. Action on Animal Control After Race Slurs to Scouts; Moore Suspends Public Oversight Panel

May 8, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS The Cecil County Council, confronted by anguished parents and supporters of Girl Scouts who say they suffered racial slurs after they spoke up at a meeting of the county’s animal control oversight panel, is now pressing the County Executive for action to resolve long-standing issues surrounding the county’s animal control contractor, A...
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Cecil County Animal Oversight Panel Loses Members, Girl Scouts Dissed for Comments, Race Slurs Alleged; Moore Keeps $720K Costs

May 4, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County’s animal control oversight panel that monitors a private contractor, handling stray animals at taxpayer expense, has lost two members who resigned recently after what some say was “bullying” by the contractor, A Buddy for Life, Inc. And after a meeting last week, Girl Scouts who had questioned the shelter operations...
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