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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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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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Cecil County Commish to Broomell: Wait for Ethics Panel Review of Demands to Re-write New Code

February 7, 2012

Cecil County Commissioner Diana Broomell (R-4) will have to wait a few months in her relentless quest to re-open the county’s new ethics code, after her four fellow commissioners on Tuesday finally stood up to her push for immediate action on her demands. Instead, a majority of the County Commissioners insisted that the county’s...
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Cecil County Environment: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on Bay Pollution

November 15, 2011

It may be the Cecil County environmental equivalent of “don’t ask, don’t tell” when the county submits to the state of Maryland a mandated preliminary plan on curbing pollution of the Chesapeake Bay. Cecil County Director of Public Works Scott Flanigan told the County Commissioners on Tuesday that lawyers for statewide stormwater and wastewater...
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