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Local Biz ‘Preference’ Backed by Cecil County Councilor Hodge, as State Attorney General Backs Similar Steps; Local Staff, Political Clan Critical

July 16, 2013

Cecil County Council President Robert Hodge (R-5) has long been dismayed that county-financed construction projects often use non-local subcontractors and services—from port-a-potties to cement—rather than pump some of those government dollars back into the local economy and wallets of Cecil County residents. So last week Hodge proposed a broad initiative to boost “good faith”...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Democrats, Elections, Martin O'Malley, Michael Smigiel, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, governor, politics, real estate | 1 Comment »

Cecil County Exec Moore Unveils Budget with Tax Freeze, Sheriff Staff Boost, Increase for Schools; Budget Magic Relies on $4 Million Hit on Reserve Fund

March 3, 2013

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore unveiled the first budget under Charter government, freezing the property tax rate, approving the hiring of 5 new Sheriff’s deputies and providing a slight boost over current aid levels for the county’s public schools. The budget will be presented to the County Council on Tuesday 3/5/12. There were smiles...
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Cecil County Transition: County Council Deadlocks, but Exec Picks New Finance Chief

December 5, 2012

Cecil County’s transition to Charter government got off to a mixed start, with the new County Council in a 2-2- standoff on even basic matters while County Executive Tari Moore moved ahead with assembling her top staff. Multiple sources said Wednesday that Moore had selected Winston Robinson, a Democratic candidate for county executive who...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Elkton, Michael Smigiel, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, county commissioner, politics | 3 Comments »

Cecil County to Pay Big Bucks for Farm Preservation Easement

December 20, 2011

Cecil County will pay a private landowner for a Rising Sun-area farm preservation easement, the first installment of up to $2 million in new local government-paid incentives to preserve farmland. During a worksession Tuesday, County Commissioners briefly reviewed the proposal to purchase an easement on a 152 acre farm on Route 274 near Rising...
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Cecil County Budget Warning: Casino $ to Decline, Schools Face Aid Cuts, Property Values Drop Could Prompt Tax Rate Boost

December 13, 2011

Local impact aid revenues from the Hollywood Casino in Perryville are likely to be lower than previously expected and Cecil County schools face new cuts in state aid in Fiscal 2013, the county’s budget director warned county Commissioners Tuesday. Craig Whiteford, the budget director, outlined issues facing the county as Commissioners begin the budget...
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