ANNAPOLIS -- Baltimore County legislators who voted for higher taxes this session received warm praise, and along with it some cold cash for their jurisdiction, from Gov. William Donald Schaefer at a Board of Public Works meeting yesterday.
The county fared better than expected when the funds for prisons and school construction projects was divvied up. In addition to $2.6 million for a new Jacksonville Elementary and $600,000 for a new roof on Franklin Senior High, which county officials had been told about, the board approved an additional $600,000 to help replace the leaky roof at Pikesville High School, which came as a surprise.
At the same time local officials found out about the roof money, Mr. Schaefer -- who sits on the board with Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein and Treasurer Lucille Maurer -- expressed his "personal appreciation" to Baltimore County Dels. Leon Albin, Leslie Hutchinson and Michael H. Weir and Sen. Janice Piccinini for voting for three tax bills this session that helped balance the 1993 budget and revive the state's road-building program.