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Smipkin Pals, Seeking Cecil County Council Seat, Linked to PACs $ Sleaze Against Fellow Republicans

December 10, 2012

Two candidates for a vacant Cecil County Council seat, seeking endorsement from the Smipkin-controlled Republican Central Committee, are linked to Political Action Committee (PAC) financing of a smear campaign against fellow Republican Judge Keith Baynes, who resoundingly defeated Del. Michael Smigiel in the April primary for a court seat. But one of their PAC’s...
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Cecil County Commish Talk Tough on “Tiers” Land Rules; Defiance Could Let State Shut Down Growth

September 12, 2012

News Analysis Cecil County Commissioners adopted a get-tough stance Tuesday against a state-mandated “tiers” land preservation map–which local farmers fear would strip them of property rights—and said they would defer any action until a summit meeting with other rural counties and consideration of legal action against the state. On the surface it might look...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Elections, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, county commissioner, politics, real estate | 2 Comments »

CECIL CHATTER: State Flunks “Integrity” Test; Smigiel Abstains on Pay Boost

March 19, 2012

Maryland Gets D Minus Grade on “Integrity” Report Card Anyone with short, or long, memories of political scandals in Maryland knows that the state has a long and sordid history of corrupt elected officials. But a new study finds the state’s laws, regulations and access to public information contribute to a climate of ethical...
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Posted in Cecil Times, Democrats, Elections, Martin O'Malley, Michael Smigiel, Republicans, Uncategorized, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, governor, politics | No Comments »

Cecil County Seeks Rent Hike Limits in Return for Support of New Subsidized Housing

March 13, 2012

Cecil County should require developers of new taxpayer-subsidized housing projects to agree to limit rent increases for low and moderate income residents, the county’s housing director told County Commissioners Tuesday. The proposal is in response to a massive rent hike for some tenants proposed by developers of the new Elkton Senior Housing project in...
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Cecil County Commish Will Not Cut per Pupil School Funds, but Protest State Pension Cost Shift to County

February 28, 2012

Cecil County Commissioners will provide at least the same level of per pupil schools spending in the upcoming county budget as provided this year, Commissioner Diana Broomell (R-4) said Tuesday, even if the state passes on some of the costs of teacher pensions to the county. During last year’s budget deliberations, Broomell advocated “keeping...
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