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Local Biz ‘Preference’ Backed by Cecil County Councilor Hodge, as State Attorney General Backs Similar Steps; Local Staff, Political Clan Critical

July 16, 2013

Cecil County Council President Robert Hodge (R-5) has long been dismayed that county-financed construction projects often use non-local subcontractors and services—from port-a-potties to cement—rather than pump some of those government dollars back into the local economy and wallets of Cecil County residents. So last week Hodge proposed a broad initiative to boost “good faith”...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Democrats, Elections, Martin O'Malley, Michael Smigiel, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, governor, politics, real estate | 1 Comment »

Cecil County Council OKs Budget, Last Minute Cuts to Cops, Schools, Libraries. Property Tax Rate Frozen

May 22, 2013

The Cecil County Council approved the first-ever county budget under the new Charter government late Tuesday night, after last-minute cuts of $689,000 primarily targeting law enforcement, public schools and libraries. The Council adopted an operating budget for Fiscal 2014, which begins on 7/1/13, providing $173,532,772 to support county government and services. As part of...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Elkton, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, county commissioner, education, politics | 17 Comments »

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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Posted in Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Robert Hodge, Sheriff's Department, Uncategorized, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, county commissioner, education, politics, real estate | 6 Comments »

Cecil County Exec Moore Unveils Budget with Tax Freeze, Sheriff Staff Boost, Increase for Schools; Budget Magic Relies on $4 Million Hit on Reserve Fund

March 3, 2013

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore unveiled the first budget under Charter government, freezing the property tax rate, approving the hiring of 5 new Sheriff’s deputies and providing a slight boost over current aid levels for the county’s public schools. The budget will be presented to the County Council on Tuesday 3/5/12. There were smiles...
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Cecil County Commish Buy McCoy Farm Rights; Hodge, ‘Patriots’ Oppose $1.45 million Deal

June 20, 2012

The Cecil County Commissioners voted Tuesday to give a Rising Sun farm owner $1.45 million in return for agreeing not to allow development of the 483-acre tract, after several hours of often heated public comment led by members of the local tea party group that opposed “government control” of private property. Others objected to...
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