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April 5, 2011
Paul Ryan, the Republican representative from Wisconsin who heads the House budget committee, deserves tremendous credit for the deficit reduction proposal he unveiled today. While his colleagues are squabbling about a few billion in symbolic cuts to the current year's federal budget — and threatening a government shutdown in the process — he has taken the politically risky but necessary step of advancing a proposal for the next fiscal year and beyond that would tackle the real sources of our federal budget problems: Medicare and Medicaid, corporate tax loopholes, excessive defense spending, agriculture subsidies and more.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2014
When Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman unveiled her proposed $1.35 billion county budget on Thursday, she described it as a package that reduced the county's property tax rate "without cutting essential services or depleting our savings. " But in a political year that has already seen sharp barbs between Neuman and her opponent for the Republican nomination for county executive, Del. Steve Schuh, the tax rate issue immediately drew a rebuke from Schuh, who called the cut "inadequate and misleading.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education voted Wednesday to fully fund teacher salary step increases in this year's operating budget request - a move that is slated to add $6.2 million to the overall $1.04 billion package interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins recommended in December. The board voted 8-1 to fund the increases as it adopted the county schools' operating and capital budget proposal. School officials said the step increases - automatic increases given to employees as they move up the pay ladder - are part of funding its agreements with teacher bargaining units.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has announced that the budget she'll unveil Thursday will include funding for 20 more police officers. Neuman said in a statement that a staffing analysis by Police Chief Kevin Davis showed a need for more officers. Officials said the Anne Arundel department sees 717 calls per police officer, compared to 486 calls per officer in nearby Prince George's County, where Davis previously worked. Neuman didn't offer any further details about her budget proposal, which she'll unveil at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Arundel Center in Annapolis.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
Class sizes would rise in Baltimore County next school year under Superintendent Joe A. Hairston's budget proposal, which includes a freeze on filling about 200 vacant teaching positions, even as the system experiences a surge in enrollment. Hairston, who presented his plan to the school board Wednesday night, is also proposing a 5 percent decrease in central office and individual school budgets that would require principals to cut back on purchasing supplies and equipment. Hairston's $1.2 billion operating budget for the fiscal year beginning in July would increase over last year by $6.5 million, or 0.5 percent.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2011
For the first time in three years, Gov. Martin O'Malley will not propose furloughs for the state's 79,000 workers — a glimmer of good news in a budget that would otherwise freeze education funding while calling for deep cuts to health care, according to officials who have been briefed on the plan. The governor is scheduled to unveil his proposal to address a projected $1.6 billion budget shortfall in a daylong series of briefings Friday to fiscal leaders, unions and the news media.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance rolled out Tuesday a $1.4 billion proposed budget for next year that would shave principals' budgets, increase seats for pre-kindergartners and add money for employee raises. The budget, which must be approved by the school board before it goes to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, is a $72.4 million, or 5 percent increase, over this year's. By reducing costs in some areas, Dance would be able to pay for his top priorities, including new programs to close the achievement gap and new technology in schools.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | December 23, 1994
The Columbia Association proposed a $33.4 million 1995-1996 operating budget yesterday that maintains the planned community's current property levy, creates a few new programs, increases salaries 4 percent and raises rates for recreational memberships.The nonprofit association also released a $6 million capital budget proposal that includes $1.4 million to buy land and develop a recreational vehicle storage facility to help residents comply with covenants.CA President Padraic Kennedy said the spending proposals reflect the desires of the 10-member Columbia Council, the association's elected board of directors.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1999
Hoping to take advantage of the governor's plans to reduce class size, Baltimore County schools Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione proposed last night adding 50 math and reading teachers to next year's budget.Marchione also added 23 special education teachers to his spending plan for 1999-2000, which means that his proposed budget has 168 more classroom positions than this year's budget.The proposals were made at the start of the school board's work session on the operating budget for next year.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | August 29, 1996
With plans to curb school violence and dropout rates and bolster salaries for some administrators, the Maryland State Board of Education has approved a $3 billion budget proposal and a still-incomplete wish list worth about $30 million more.Though warned of a possible state budget deficit, the board, which met yesterday and Monday in Baltimore, expanded its 1997-1998 wish list by $3 million and four projects. It also authorized department officials to draw up two more items, including one that would raise the salary scale for about 300 employees at the central offices.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides proposed a budget Monday night that lays off 13 employees, keeps 20 positions vacant and requires worker furloughs. Pantelides proposed his budget before a full house at Annapolis City Hall during Monday's regular city council meeting. Pantelides' proposal includes a $96.6 million operating budget and a $15.8 million capital budget. The mayor said his budget does not raise taxes. This is the first budget proposed by Pantelides, a Republican who beat incumbent Democrat Josh Cohen by 59 votes in November.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education voted Wednesday to fully fund teacher salary step increases in this year's operating budget request - a move that is slated to add $6.2 million to the overall $1.04 billion package interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins recommended in December. The board voted 8-1 to fund the increases as it adopted the county schools' operating and capital budget proposal. School officials said the step increases - automatic increases given to employees as they move up the pay ladder - are part of funding its agreements with teacher bargaining units.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
County Executive Laura Neuman is hosting a series of public meetings on next year's county budget -- sessions are being held in advance of the budget unveiling on May 1. One meeting will be held this Wednesday, Feb. 19, in conjunction with the county executive's “community connections” event at Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane in Millersville. The community connections event, which offers a chance to meet with Neuman and department heads, will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The budget meeting will be at 7 p.m. Another budget session will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Deale Community Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Road in Deale.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
Howard County public school officials and the county's teachers union made little progress Monday after resuming contentious negotiations on pay increases for teachers in the coming budget. Teachers and the Howard County Education Association have sharply criticized Superintendent Renee Foose's initial budget proposal, which includes a 0.5 percent cost-of-living increase but no step increase on the salary scale. Work sessions on Foose's $742 million proposal are scheduled to resume Tuesday.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance rolled out Tuesday a $1.4 billion proposed budget for next year that would shave principals' budgets, increase seats for pre-kindergartners and add money for employee raises. The budget, which must be approved by the school board before it goes to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, is a $72.4 million, or 5 percent increase, over this year's. By reducing costs in some areas, Dance would be able to pay for his top priorities, including new programs to close the achievement gap and new technology in schools.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday. The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But the same resident will pay $40 to $120 for stormwater cleanup and a 25-cent fee on each taxi ride - with another water bill hike on the horizon. The result? The cost of living in Baltimore could go up for many people. "Hopefully, it'll be a wash for residents," said Councilman Robert W. Curran, who represents Northeast Baltimore.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun reporter | February 6, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Maryland would get less than it needs for homeland security, health insurance for poor children and cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay under President Bush's budget proposal, critics said yesterday. While the proposal delivered to Congress yesterday would increase federal grants for education, health care and other programs in Maryland from $5.6 billion to $5.8 billion, members of the state delegation said it shortchanges schools, medical research and local firefighters. They said they would work to boost funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program, the No Child Left Behind Act and bay clean-up efforts.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Baltimore County Council members formally adopted a county budget Thursday that they say focuses on basic services while keeping the county's property tax rate flat for the 25th year in a row. The council unanimously approved County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's $2.8 billion operating budget and $339 million capital budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. Kamenetz and council members said they homed in on public education, public safety and infrastructure. "Despite slow growth in revenues, our government has maintained services at the level our citizens demand," Council Chairman Tom Quirk said in the council's budget address.
NEWS
May 1, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman is scheduled to unveil her first-ever county budget on Wednesday in Annapolis. Neuman took over as county executive in February after the resignation of former executive John R. Leopold, following his conviction on misconduct in office charges. On Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Arundel Center, Neuman is scheduled to deliver a message outlining her proposed budget plan. Then, at 1 p.m., the County Council is slated to hold the first of several budget review sessions. The public is invited to attend the budget review session, but public testimony will not be part of that meeting.  The county will host public hearings on the budget on May 8, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Chesapeake Arts.
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