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By Stephen E. Nordlinger and Stephen E. Nordlinger,Washington Bureau of The Sun | January 31, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office came out yesterday with the government's first official estimates of the 1992 budget deficit, and the figures went all the way from $186 billion to $354 billion.What number is picked from that wide range depends, the CBO said, on what is counted in -- and out.The favorite choice of CBO Director Robert D. Reischauer, who appeared at a hearing of the House Budget Committee, was at the low end -- in keeping with the views of most economists.But panel members zeroed in at the top of the range as they fretted that all the anguish and political capital spent last fall to xTC reach a deficit-reduction package appeared to be coming to naught.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
The Baltimore Police Department is short almost one-sixth of the officers it should have as it girds for warmer weather and increased violence - prompting top brass to once again exceed their overtime budget to fill patrol cars. "At the most problematic time for crime, we have a high vacancy rate," Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts told the City Council at a budget hearing earlier this month about the city's fiscal plan for the year that begins in July. Batts blamed the staffing shortage on challenges retaining officers as he asked the City Council to approve his budget proposal, which includes $20 million for overtime - an amount the department has exceeded in the past two fiscal years.
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By Newsday | February 8, 1994
WASHINGTON -- In the most serious political blow to the White House health care proposal since it was unveiled, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has ruled that the plan's mandatory health insurance premiums should be included in the federal budget, White House and congressional sources said yesterday.The decision is likely to bolster critics' efforts to portray the premiums as a major new tax and the program as a huge governmental bureaucracy, although the budget office reportedly will call the premiums a "receipt" rather than a tax."
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March 24, 2012
While Carroll County's unemployment rate remains low and there are signs of modest economic recovery, the county's budget office said this week it could not present the Board of County Commissioners with a balanced operating budget for fiscal year 2013 without hard decisions by the commissioners. County Management and Budget Director Ted Zaleski told the commissioners March 21 that policy decisions will need to be made to balance this coming year's budget plan, as well as the longer-range FY 2013-18 plan.
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By New York Times | January 22, 1992
WASHINGTON -- At the start of a presidential election year in which the economy is a central issue, the Congressional Budget Office is predicting that the economy will begin a weak recovery by the middle of 1992 and warned lawmakers not to endanger the recovery by resorting to radical changes in economic policy before the November election.In a report to Congress, the budget office said yesterday the recession was likely to end within six months. But it offered no guidance so that President Bush and Congress would be able to withstand the mounting political pressure to stimulate the economy.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau | August 14, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Despite depressed consumer demand and continuing high unemployment, the economy doesn't need further stimulation from interest rate cuts, the Congressional Budget Office said yesterday.Its cautious but reassuring assessment that the economy is on "the verge of sustained recovery" coincided with government figures showing the Consumer Price Index rose only 0.1 percent in July, helped by moderate energy prices and declining food costs. During 1991's first seven months, inflation ran at an annual average of 2.9 percent.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 23, 1999
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office said yesterday that President Clinton had grossly underestimated the cost of his proposal for Medicare coverage of prescription drugs.Dan L. Crippen, director of the budget office, also told Congress that Clinton had overstated the savings that could be achieved by his proposals to redesign Medicare and encourage competition in the traditional fee-for-service program.When Clinton unveiled his drug proposal June 29, he said it would cost $118 billion over 10 years.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 28, 2002
WASHINGTON - The Congressional Budget Office predicted yesterday that the federal government will run big budget deficits through 2005, and those estimates do not include the impact of President Bush's proposals for higher military spending and his ideas for additional tax cuts. The forecast is considerably more pessimistic than what the Bush administration has predicted, and it virtually wipes out the trillion-dollar surpluses that the White House and Congress had foreseen during the next decade.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 10, 2004
WASHINGTON - The White House budget office has asked the Pentagon to provide independent studies of the Air Force F/A-22 stealth warplane and the Army's Comanche armed reconnaissance helicopter, triggering concerns that both programs face extensive cutbacks. In December, as the White House was putting the finishing touches on a 2005 budget that fully funded both the F/A-22 Raptor and the Comanche programs for the year - at a total of about $6 billion - the Office of Management and Budget sent a memo to the Pentagon requesting the study.
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By Darren Allen and Maria Archangelo and Anne Haddad and Ed McDonough and Amy Miller and Kerry O'Rourke and Greg Tasker and Darren Allen and Maria Archangelo and Anne Haddad and Ed McDonough and Amy Miller and Kerry O'Rourke and Greg Tasker,Staff writers | January 20, 1991
Carroll will spend less money on roads, bridges, buildings and schools during fiscal 1991 than it has in two years.Citing stagnant revenues, the Carroll Management and Budget Office trimmed nearly $48 million from the $93.4 million agencies wanted to spend on capital projects between July and June 1992.The resulting $45.3 million capital budget is 10.3 percent below the current $50.5 million level and nearly 18.5 percent below the $55.6 million spent on bricks-and-mortar projects during fiscal 1990.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2012
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold appointed veteran county budget officer John R. Hammond as chief administrative officer Wednesday. Hammond will take the position formerly held by Dennis M. Callahan, who died Feb. 8 of a heart attack. Hammond has worked for the county government for 18 years, joining the county's finance office in 1993 and later becoming budget officer. Leopold said he briefly considered other candidates within county government but selected Hammond, whom he called the "obvious and logical choice," because of his experience.
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Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2011
With Baltimore County attempting to cut 200 positions in hopes of saving $15 million for next budget year, city officials say they're also eyeing a dire budget year. Ryan O'Doherty, spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, said city budget analysts are predicting a "significant" shortfall this budget cycle – which will cause the mayor to make "difficult reductions" to city government when the budget process begins next spring. "We expect to have budget projections that show a significant shortfall," he said.
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By OFFICE OF HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER JOHN A. BOEHNER | January 27, 2009
Republicans are finding a lot not to love in the House Democrats' plans for an $825 billion economic stimulus bill -- a package that they claim will actually total more than $1 trillion after adding 10 years' worth of interest required to help pay for it. Among the items that House Republican leaders have called attention to in recent days, using information provided by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office: 2.7 -- Only 2.7 percent, or $22.3 billion...
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By PAUL WEST | December 30, 2008
Washington - Barack Obama won the presidency just last month, and some supporters think he's already forgotten why. In the view of his critics on the left, Obama - once rated the most liberal member of the Senate - is reinventing himself as a pragmatic moderate as he prepares to take office and making foolish decisions in an effort to broaden his appeal. These critics reacted sharply when he selected a gay-marriage opponent, the Rev. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, to give the invocation at the inauguration.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN REPORTER | April 8, 2008
A Baltimore funeral home chain likely will be able to expand to Baltimore County under legislation that unanimously won approval from County Council members last night. The zoning measure allows funeral homes to be built on cemeteries in certain rural areas with special permission. It allows March Funeral Homes to seek permission to build a funeral home on its 150-acre King Memorial Park in Milford Mill. "It seems rather sensible," said Councilman T. Bryan McIntire, a north county Republican who co-sponsored the legislation with Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver, a Randallstown Democrat.
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By John Fritze | March 30, 2008
David Russell John, who worked for more than 30 years in the budget office of the University of Maryland, College Park, retiring as the university's budget director, died of lung cancer March 22. The longtime Laurel resident was 68. Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. John came to the region in his early teens and graduated in 1957 from Laurel High School, where he played basketball and football. He graduated from George Washington University in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in business. Mr. John served in the Army between 1963 and 1965 at Fort Jackson, S.C. He married the former Elizabeth Fetty in 1961.
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By Greg Schneider and Greg Schneider,SUN STAFF | February 14, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon needs "dramatic" spending changes to afford its plan to build a new generation of fighter jets, a new congressional study concludes.And, even with the ambitious modernization plan, the study says, the nation's warplane fleet will reach an unprecedentedly high average age.The total cost of three new aircraft programs could be $50 billion higher than currently estimated, making an already tough funding issue even tougher, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report released yesterday.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 28, 2001
WASHINGTON - The slumping economy and President Bush's tax cut have combined to drain federal revenue so low that the government will have to dip into Social Security reserves this year to pay for current operations, according to congressional budget estimates. The revised projections of the government surplus, scheduled to be released today by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, could force the White House and congressional leaders to break their pledge to put the portion of the surplus generated by Social Security off limits.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,Sun reporter | December 22, 2007
T. Eloise Foster, Maryland's secretary of budget and management, was sentenced to unsupervised probation yesterday by a Howard County District Court judge for driving while impaired by alcohol. A state trooper arrested her in June after pulling her over on southbound Interstate 95 near Savage. Judge Mary C. Reese also ordered Foster, the state's top budget officer, to undergo alcohol counseling, complete 10 hours of community service and pay a $200 fine. She must abstain from alcohol for one year.
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By McClatchy-Tribune | October 25, 2007
WASHINGTON -- The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could total $2.4 trillion in the next decade, according to a nonpartisan budget analysis issued yesterday that House Democrats characterized as "mind-boggling." The White House was quick to dismiss the figures from the Congressional Budget Office. "We are on an unsustainable fiscal path and something has to give," CBO Director Peter Orszag said in presenting the estimates to the House Budget Committee at the request of its chairman, Rep. John M. Spratt Jr., a South Carolina Democrat.
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