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

Taxes, Tears, and Cecil County Council: Lame Duck Quacks, Belatedly

September 24, 2014

“Now, if there’s a smile on my face, It’s only there tryin’ to fool the public… I’m hurt and I want you to know, But for others I put on a show… The tears of a clown, When there’s no one else around.” –Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder: “Tears of a Clown” There weren’t many...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Elections, Elkton, Health, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Sheriff's Department, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, politics, real estate, women | 5 Comments »

Cecil County Budget: Citizens’ Panel Proposes Cuts, $ Freeze in Schools, Public Safety; Warns Against Raiding Reserve Funds

May 6, 2014

A citizen’s budget advisory panel told the Cecil County Council on Tuesday that it should slash county public schools spending to the bare bones level required by state law, ban overtime pay for guards at the county jail, and freeze almost all hiring. But the panel also cautioned that the county executive’s new budget...
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Posted in Barry Janney, Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Elkton, Health, Robert Hodge, Sheriff's Department, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, education, politics | 5 Comments »

Cecil County Budget: Current Budget Year on Fiscal Track Despite Drop in Income Tax Revenue; Water/Sewer Funds Still Lag Behind Costs

April 24, 2014

As the Cecil County Council begins deliberations on the county’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, county finance officials told the Council that despite the still lagging economy the county’s general budget funds are expected to end the current fiscal year just $25,000 off target. But the county’s so-called “enterprise funds”—such as water and...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Elkton, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, education, politics, real estate | 4 Comments »

Cecil County Exec Moore Proposes New Budget to Freeze Property Tax Rates Again, Boost Schools Aid and Target Drug Abuse Programs

March 3, 2014

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore proposed a new Fiscal 2015 budget that would freeze property tax rates, add one new Sheriff’s deputy to the force and boost public schools spending by 3.5 percent, including a rising share of teacher pension costs dumped on the county by the state. For the second consecutive year, Moore...
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Posted in Cecil Government, Elkton, Health, Sheriff's Department, State's Attorney, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, education, real estate | 8 Comments »

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