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Hogan Budget Cuts $2.1 Million in Cecil County Direct Aid; Gov. Counts Pension Costs as State Contributions to Schools, College

January 26, 2015

A CECIL TIMES Special Report Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s newly proposed budget would cut state aid to a variety of programs and services in Cecil County– but after counting the cost of pensions for some employees, the state calculations try to make the cuts look smaller. Overall, state “direct aid” to Cecil County government...
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Hogan Becomes Governor, Pledges Bipartisanship and Hope; Budget Blues Begin, Courting Franchot

January 22, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland’s 62nd Governor on Wednesday 1/21/15, with an optimistic view of the state’s future and calls for bipartisanship to solve the state’s economic problems. But it will take much more than hope and optimism to solve massive budget shortfalls and to forge a new path in...
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Cecil County Budget Obstacles: No Pay Raises, Tax Freeze — Landfill Deficit Awaits Action

January 15, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS The script for a citizens’ “town hall” meeting this week on the upcoming Fiscal 2016 Cecil County budget was much the same as similar sessions in the past: the majority of speakers advocated for public schools and library spending and predict dire consequences if these popular programs do not get what their...
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O’Malley’s Parting Gift to Cecil County: Cuts in ‘Disparity’ Grant to Offset Low Income Tax Revenue

January 12, 2015

Departing Governor Martin O’Malley, never much of a fan of Cecil County nor a favorite among county voters, has cut a new source of state aid just a year after the county first qualified for it, putting a more than $230,000 hole in the county budget to plug shortfalls in his own state budget....
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Cecil County, State Delegation Hold GOP Lovefest, Optimistic on New Hogan Administration

December 10, 2014

When Cecil County elected officials and members of the state delegation representing the county in Annapolis—all Republicans– met this week to discuss legislative priorities for 2015, it was a lovefest of optimism for the administration of Governor-elect Larry Hogan. But some officials cautioned that a looming state budget crisis means that there may not...
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