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BULLETIN: Cecil County Drafts $169 Million Budget; Schools Get Flat Funding

May 1, 2012

The Cecil County Commissioners have drafted a $169 million proposed budget for Fiscal 2013 that would freeze public schools funds at the current level and taps reserve funds for $3 million to provide over half of a $5.9 million increase in county spending in the new budget year. The draft proposal was hammered out...
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Citizens’ Budget Panel Urges Cecil County Hiring Freeze, “Level” School Funds

April 11, 2012

A citizen’s budget advisory committee urged Cecil County Commissioners Tuesday to impose a hiring freeze for most county employee positions, keep the county schools budget at the current level, and reject a proposal for a limited county-operated ambulance service. The report also urged opening up community services all over the county to receipt of...
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Democratic Candidates for Cecil County Exec, County Council Gently Carve Out Turf at Forum

March 15, 2012

The Democratic primary election candidates for Cecil County Executive and two new County Council seats had some mostly gentle disagreements with each other during a candidate forum Wednesday evening, in contrast to some of the more embattled discord among members of the county’s current all-Republican government. The forum, sponsored by Cecil County Democrats and...
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Cecil County to Pay Big Bucks for Farm Preservation Easement

December 20, 2011

Cecil County will pay a private landowner for a Rising Sun-area farm preservation easement, the first installment of up to $2 million in new local government-paid incentives to preserve farmland. During a worksession Tuesday, County Commissioners briefly reviewed the proposal to purchase an easement on a 152 acre farm on Route 274 near Rising...
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Cecil County Budget Warning: Casino $ to Decline, Schools Face Aid Cuts, Property Values Drop Could Prompt Tax Rate Boost

December 13, 2011

Local impact aid revenues from the Hollywood Casino in Perryville are likely to be lower than previously expected and Cecil County schools face new cuts in state aid in Fiscal 2013, the county’s budget director warned county Commissioners Tuesday. Craig Whiteford, the budget director, outlined issues facing the county as Commissioners begin the budget...
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