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By Edward H. Shur | January 27, 1991
"I'm trying to put Band-Aids on the scars I was left here with. Thisplace was in worse shape than I thought," Sheriff John H. Brown saysabout his request for a 15 percent budget increase."What he'ssaying is a lot of bull. He made a campaign promise that he didn't want to increase policing, and he should stick to it," replies former Sheriff Grover N. "Sam" Sensabaugh."Looking at these budget requests, however, perhaps we didn't stress enough how much of a problem we're in," says Steven D. Powell, county management and budget director.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
The Annapolis City Council adopted a $96.5 million operating budget early Tuesday morning that lays off seven employees, increases a tax on businesses and increases some parking fines. The budget also eliminates the Annapolis Economic Development Corp., which was created in 2010 to attract and promote businesses in the city. The agency's funding, which was $450,000 this year, will run out at the end of the month as the fiscal year ends. Businesses could pay up to $150 more per year due to a 17 percent increase in the personal property tax, which is a tax on equipment and merchandise that's paid by all businesses, according to Brian Woodward, acting city manager.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | November 24, 1991
Board members who govern Crofton's special tax district breezed through the first half of next year's budget proposal Thursday night, approving spending in the police and human services department.Whilethey questioned such items as the amount of money budgeted for police overtime, the two sections of the budget that showed little or no increase over last year's spending easily won approval.But tomorrow, the 13-member board will start tackling some harderissues in the maintenance and administrative areas, which account for nearly all of the $60,000 increase in spending.
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By Erika Butler, ebutler@theaegis.com | February 15, 2012
From The Aegis dated Feb. 19, 1987: The Harford County public school system 25 years ago was asking for a $10.1 million (11.8 percent) increase in funding from the year before, including a 6 percent across-the-board pay raise for its 3,000 employees. The budget would also add 125 new positions to the school system, including 79 new teachers. The budget request for fiscal 1988 far surpassed other budgets, including an additional $2.7 million provided by the previous county executive and the $4 million from a year earlier.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2005
Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy says that the 17 percent budget increase her agency is slated to get from the city won't be enough - and that she might be forced to lay off as many as two dozen employees. Jessamy's pleas for more money have become an annual event, but she says next year's budget is bleaker than ever because numerous state and federal grants are coming to an end in the next six months and no new aid is in sight. But a spokesman for Mayor Martin O'Malley says Jessamy is perpetuating "a fog of fiction."
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | January 7, 1998
An article earlier this month in the Howard County edition of The Sun incorrectly reported two items in the Howard County Department of Education's proposed operating budget for fiscal year 1998-1999.The department has set aside $120,000 to improve health services in schools. The proposed budget does not represent the largest dollar increase ever requested in school operating budgets.The Sun regrets the errors.Howard County Superintendent Michael E. Hickey proposed yesterday increasing school spending by 7.2 percent to implement long-awaited reforms and add more than 230 staff members to keep pace with growth.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2010
Y of Central Maryland to open Parkville center The Y of Central Maryland plans to open a new facility by June in the North Plaza Shopping Center in Parkville. The location will be a full-service family-center Y that offers classes such as youth sports, swimming, water aerobics, martial arts, yoga, indoor cycling and exercise programs. The facility also will feature a fitness floor for cardio exercise and weight training, free child supervision, a teen/senior room, children's play area and family activities.
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By Michael Dresser and Todd Richissin and Michael Dresser and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2000
Stung by embarrassing state juvenile justice failures, Gov. Parris N. Glendening will propose a significant budget increase next week to help the agency relieve crowded youth facilities and increase supervision of delinquents after detention. The extra money would go toward an extensive revamping of the agency as designed by a task force appointed by the governor and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. That overhaul could include a permanent end to Maryland's boot camps, programs that Townsend for the first time publicly declined to support yesterday.
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December 7, 1992
The Crofton Civic Association will meet tonight to finalize its $559,000 budget for the 1994 fiscal year.Over a series of meetings, the 13-member board that governs the special tax district has whittled the town manager's proposed $570,000 budget, which represented a 7 percent increase over last year.Board members eliminated an 8.1 percent raise for the community counselor, choosing instead to give Linda R. Smith a 2.9 percent cost-of-living increase, the amount the community's eight other employees are to receive.
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By Jack Shanahan | June 29, 2001
WASHINGTON - Since taking office, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld wisely has pushed ahead with an in-depth review of Pentagon policies, arguing that America first must clarify its military strategy - and identify potential threats - before approving steep budget increases for defense. The Pentagon already consumes about half of the discretionary budget. But even before the administration's comprehensive review is complete, Mr. Rumsfeld has concluded that the Pentagon needs a major budget increase.
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By Larry Hogan | January 24, 2011
When it comes to the budget game in Annapolis, it seems everything old is new again. Four years ago, Gov. Martin O'Malley outlined two broad objectives when unveiling his first budget: "restoring fiscal responsibility" to Maryland and "attacking the state's structural deficit. " Mr. O'Malley quickly gobbled up the $1 billion surplus he inherited from his predecessor. Then — at the onset of the recession — he called a special session of the legislature to impose a record $1.6 billion in new taxes on Maryland's working families and small businesses.
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By Nicole Fuller | nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | February 21, 2010
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education has adopted a recommended $984.4 million operating budget for fiscal year 2011 that provides pay increases for all system employees and funds the expansion of a charter school while cutting $3.6 million in funding for performance stipends, signing bonuses and classroom supplies for teachers. The board's requested operating budget, adopted at its meeting Wednesday, is about $48 million more than what was granted last year and falls mostly in line with what Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell had proposed.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2010
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is seeking a 12 percent budget increase for the Securities and Exchange Commission, including $382 million for more than 100 new enforcement staff to work on the agency's burgeoning caseload targeting fraud and market manipulation. Monday's request to Congress for nearly $1.3 billion for the SEC in the budget year starting Oct. 1 would boost total staff to 4,190 from the current 3,800 at the traditionally low-profile agency, which was rocked by its failure to detect the large 16-year fraud by money manager Bernard Madoff.
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February 2, 2010
Y of Central Maryland to open Parkville center The Y of Central Maryland plans to open a new facility by June in the North Plaza Shopping Center in Parkville. The location will be a full-service family-center Y that offers classes such as youth sports, swimming, water aerobics, martial arts, yoga, indoor cycling and exercise programs. The facility also will feature a fitness floor for cardio exercise and weight training, free child supervision, a teen/senior room, children's play area and family activities.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | January 10, 2010
Howard County schools Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin unveiled Thursday night a proposed $664.781 million operating budget for fiscal year 2011 - an increase of $8 million over the previous year's - despite a troubled economic climate. The amount is expected to increase after negotiations establish new contracts for four of the unions representing teachers, administrators and other staff in the school system. Although there is no exact date that the school system and unions have to finalize their agreements, the process is expected to be completed by the end of February, according to school system spokeswoman Patti Caplan.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | December 21, 2008
What a difference a year makes. Schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell, who proposed a $977 million operating budget for the school system last week, said he and County Executive John R. Leopold have been meeting monthly since August. He described those interactions as "collegial." And Leopold called the proposed budget "consistent with my own budget priorities." "I believe those conversations have led us to a place of greater understanding on all sides, and I certainly respect the job Mr.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1998
Baltimore County's school superintendent proposed last night a $641 million spending plan for 1998-1999 that would add 52 teachers for enrollment growth, expand prekindergarten and full-day kindergarten programs and slightly reduce high school class sizes.The operating budget proposal -- which calls for a modest 2 1/4 percent spending increase overall -- also would boost supervision to the county's gifted and talented program and would cover the 3 percent employee raises negotiated last winter in union contracts.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 28, 2004
The Howard County Board of Education approved capital and operating budgets for the fiscal year beginning in July of more than a half-billion dollars this week - the largest amount ever granted the school system. Still, it fell short of the original request by $32 million. The operating budget of $461 million, which pays for things such as instructional materials and salaries, is nearly 9 percent larger than the current budget. The board also approved a capital budget of $95.7 million Wednesday.
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