Posts Tagged ‘ property tax ’

Cecil County Budget: Higher Fees, from Houses to Jukeboxes; Costs Rise under Moore Budget Plan

April 10, 2015

News Analysis Cecil County Executive Tari Moore’s proposed budget would boost fees and taxes on many aspects of local residents’ daily lives, from buying a new home to living in a “manufactured” house, to playing a video game or a jukebox. Some of the proposed fee hikes are modest, affect rather obscure services and...
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Posted in Business, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, education, Elections, Elkton, politics, real estate, Republicans, Robert Hodge, seniors, Uncategorized | 14 Comments »

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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Posted in Business, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, Elections, Elkton, governor, Martin O'Malley, politics, Sheriff's Department, Ted Kolodzey | 13 Comments »

Cecil County Budget: Citizens’ Panel Proposes Cuts, $ Freeze in Schools, Public Safety; Warns Against Raiding Reserve Funds

May 6, 2014

A citizen’s budget advisory panel told the Cecil County Council on Tuesday that it should slash county public schools spending to the bare bones level required by state law, ban overtime pay for guards at the county jail, and freeze almost all hiring. But the panel also cautioned that the county executive’s new budget...
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Posted in Barry Janney, Business, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, education, Elkton, Health, politics, Robert Hodge, Sheriff's Department, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Cecil County Exec Moore Proposes New Budget to Freeze Property Tax Rates Again, Boost Schools Aid and Target Drug Abuse Programs

March 3, 2014

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore proposed a new Fiscal 2015 budget that would freeze property tax rates, add one new Sheriff’s deputy to the force and boost public schools spending by 3.5 percent, including a rising share of teacher pension costs dumped on the county by the state. For the second consecutive year, Moore...
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Cecil County Budget: Council Weighs $91K Auditor Job, Budget Review Process

March 28, 2013

NEWS ANALYSIS Never say never in Cecil County government and politics. But sometimes it’s politically wise to say “maybe.” After months of resistance by colleagues to a demand by County Commissioner/Councilor Diana Broomell (R-4) to hire a County Council “auditor” to investigate spending and operations of the new County Executive, suddenly the position surfaced...
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