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Hornberger Budget Cuts Property Tax Rate Slightly, Keeps Income Tax Boost; $1 Extra for Schools, Cuts Library Operations

April 5, 2021

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County Executive Danielle Hornberger submitted her first budget to the County Council on 4/1/2021, proposing about a 1-cent cut in the property tax rate while keeping income tax rates at the level set by her predecessor, Alan McCarthy. She also slashed operating funds for county libraries and bestowed the hefty sum...
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Cecil County Council OKs 4 Hornberger Ethics Panel Picks: Rejects Democrat-Come-Lately, OKs Anti-LGBTQ Rights Pastor Goins; Council Social Media War Erupts as Gregory Attacks Coutz

February 18, 2021

NEWS ANALYSIS For more than a month, the Cecil County Council has been locked in a procedural power struggle with new County Executive Danielle Hornberger’s administration over her firing of all five members of the county’s Ethics Commission, whose terms still had months or years to run, and replacement with her choices. But even...
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Cecil County Council Tiptoes, Mostly, on Questions to Hornberger Picks to Replace Ethics Panel; Last-Minute Party Switch, Score-Settling

February 11, 2021

The Cecil County Council interviewed the five nominees from County Executive Danielle Hornberger to take over the county’s Ethics Commission at a Tuesday (2/9/2021) worksession, with members posing questions that mostly tiptoed around some of the key questions surrounding Hornberger’s decisions—and actions that could be a template for future wholesale removal of other county...
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Hornberger Hires Annapolis GOP Political Consultants for Key Cecil County Jobs, Despite Little Relevant Experience

December 10, 2020

NEWS ANALYSIS New Cecil County Executive Danielle Hornberger may have gotten her political dream team when she installed two Annapolis Republican political consultants as members of her administration: a consultant who specializes in financial disclosures required of political campaigns to become county finance director and a prominent lobbyist and campaign consultant, who has no...
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UPDATED: Cecil County Votes: Long Lines, Absentee Ballot Deluge; Hornberger Prevails for County Exec, Heath Tops School Board

November 4, 2020

Cecil County voters braved long lines winding around polling places on Tuesday and during a week of early in-person voting, with wait times averaging an hour or so, in a high-stakes election of national and local importance. But even as early voting, election day...
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