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Cecil County Council Rejects Last Minute Schools Demand for $1 Million Budget Boost; McCarthy Budget Headed to OK

June 5, 2018

The Cecil County Council unanimously resisted demands from the county schools for a last-minute nearly $1 million boost in its budget on Tuesday morning (6/5/2018), setting the stage for the intact adoption Tuesday night of the Fiscal 2019 budget proposed by County Executive Alan McCarthy. In a letter from Dr. D’Ette Devine, the Cecil...
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McCarthy Withdraws Sewer Fee Boost; Council Political Concerns May Set Back Cecil Exec Drive to Stop Reserve Fund Raids

May 15, 2018

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy has withdrawn his proposed major increase in sewer user fees as part of his Fiscal 2019 budget, saying he wants to review alternative rate structures to give small users a break. But the action may signal a setback for McCarthy’s overall budget plans to end policies to...
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Cecil County Council Peanut Gallery Budget Flubs; Can-Kicking Versus Investment in Future

May 31, 2017

COMMENTARY A majority of the Cecil County Council seems to be worrying about picking up peanuts, as it reviews the proposed Fiscal 2018 budget, while ignoring the elephants in the room: the need to invest in the county’s future and to work harder and smarter to address the local opioid drug epidemic. Some of...
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Cecil County Budget: Council Cuts $822,000, Falls Short of Some Great Expectations, Gimmicks

May 30, 2017

The Cecil County Council took a stab at cutting the Fiscal 2018 budget on Tuesday (5/30/2017) and came up far short of a grandiose plan advanced by two members seeking to cut over $6 million from the budget proposed by County Executive Alan McCarthy. Cecil College and Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) survived multiple...
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Cecil County Budget: Books, Business, Ballfields; Council Faces Heavy Lifting for Limited Results

April 7, 2017

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy’s first-ever budget proposal landed with a bang at the doorstep of the County Council this week, accompanied by a perhaps surprisingly muted reaction, so far, from the public and positive endorsements from local business leaders and representatives of popular county programs. McCarthy’s budget raises property tax rates...
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