Posts Tagged ‘ spending ’

Cecil County Council Fires Shot Across Budget Bow at County Exec On $1.4 Million Extra Spending

February 24, 2015

Members of the Cecil County Council fired shots across the budget bow on Tuesday, warning the County Executive that they expect stronger cost-cutting steps in her new budget to prevent a recurrence of more than $1.4 million in over-budget expenses this year. At issue before the council members at a worksession in Elkton was...
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Posted in Business, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, education, Elkton, politics, Robert Hodge, Sheriff's Department, State's Attorney, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Hogan ‘State of the State’ Gives Peanuts to Cecil County Road Aid; Tax Relief to Business,Veterans

February 4, 2015

Governor Larry Hogan delivered his first “state of the state” address on Wednesday 2/4/15, promising to reinstate some road aid to the counties—but the fiscal reality is that Cecil County might get just a few extra peanuts and not a substantive boost in state road and bridge repair aid that has been cut by...
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Posted in Business, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Elections, governor, politics, real estate, Republicans, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

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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Posted in Business, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, education, Elkton, governor, Martin O'Malley, politics, real estate, Republicans, seniors, Sheriff's Department, Uncategorized | 34 Comments »

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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Posted in Business, campaign finance, cecil county, Cecil Times, Democrats, Elections, governor, Martin O'Malley, Peter Franchot, politics, Uncategorized | No Comments »

COMMENTARY: Cecil County Charter Amendments on Election Ballot– NO on Questions A and D; YES on Questions B and C

October 30, 2014

COMMENTARY In this year’s election, Cecil County voters are being asked to decide four local ballot questions on whether to overhaul some key provisions of the county’s new Charter form of government. The proposed changes would alter the county budget process and in some cases tilt the balance of power toward the County Executive...
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