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February 6, 2013
The following is the complete text of Harford County Executive David Craig's 2013 State of the County Address delivered at the Harford County Council legislative session on Tuesday, Feb. 5: "Where there is no vision, the people perish", so it is written in Proverbs 29: 18. This statement is as true today as it was when it was written centuries ago. Good evening, President Boniface and members of the Harford County Council. It is my pleasure to come before you tonight to present to you and the people of Harford County, the State of the County.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman launched an "Anne Arundel County Proud" campaign Monday as part of her second State of the County address to business groups. During a 50-minute speech at a Linthicum hotel, Neuman highlighted people in the county who have made a difference for others, including a firefighter who rescued a child from a well and a police officer who nabbed a man who had allegedly used Craigslist to line up victims. She called them up to the stage and then removed her jacket to reveal an "Anne Arundel County Proud" T-shirt.
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January 13, 2008
County Executive Ken Ulman will deliver his State of Howard County address twice Tuesday. Following a practice he started in his first year in office, Ulman will present the address first at the Howard County Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon, which is a ticketed event for chamber members, the business community and guests. Ulman will deliver the same address at 7 p.m. in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City. The evening presentation will be open to the public and carried live on Gtv, the county's government information station.
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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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December 24, 2001
Robey will give State of the County address Jan. 16 County Executive James N. Robey will give his fourth State of the County address to the Howard County Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16 the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Early reservations are advised. Space is limited. The cost is $35 for chamber members; $45 for others. A $10 surcharge will be added for registration after Jan. 11. The gathering is sponsored by Citizens National Bank, Spherion and MedStar Health.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman launched an "Anne Arundel County Proud" campaign Monday as part of her second State of the County address to business groups. During a 50-minute speech at a Linthicum hotel, Neuman highlighted people in the county who have made a difference for others, including a firefighter who rescued a child from a well and a police officer who nabbed a man who had allegedly used Craigslist to line up victims. She called them up to the stage and then removed her jacket to reveal an "Anne Arundel County Proud" T-shirt.
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1997
In his annual State of the County Address, Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker vowed to keep county parks free of entrance fees, reform its personnel system and freeze income and property taxes for the final two years of his administration.Ecker also teased the audience, nearly 200 county business and political leaders gathered for a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Columbia, about his plans to possibly run for governor in 1998."Some people have asked me what I want to be when I grow up. Governor?"
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | January 14, 2007
Carroll County's serious water problems must be resolved before economic development and residential growth can continue to flourish in the region, the two incumbent commissioners' said recently. Commissioners Julia Walsh Gouge and Dean L. Minnich focused on groundwater shortages and their impact on future growth during the board's State of the County address in Westminster Thursday. Newly elected Commissioner Michael D. Zimmer went in another direction, discussing the need for road improvements to curb fatal car accidents in the region.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | January 15, 1999
The new Board of Carroll County Commissioners outlined goals for the first time yesterday, addressing an audience of business leaders and government workers during a State of the County address. The three Republican commissioners presented a unified front at the annual luncheon, which was sponsored by Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. Commissioners Julia Walsh Gouge and Robin Bartlett Frazier braved icy conditions to address about 180 chamber members from business and government at Martin's Caterers in Westminster.
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April 12, 2006
County Executive James T. Smith Jr. is to scheduled to present his proposed budget for fiscal year 2007 during a special session of the County Council at 10 a.m. today. Smith will also deliver his annual State of the County address during the session, which will be in council chambers on the second floor of the Old Courthouse, 400 Washington Ave., Towson.
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Letter to The Aegis | March 4, 2014
Editor: During County Executive Craig's final State of the County Address, he extolled the accomplishments of his administration. Most notable among these were many construction projects, including a new sheriff's office, emergency operations center, new schools, etc. Presumably, Mr. Craig believes that these edifices alone fulfill his commitment to public safety and education. While Mr. Craig's commitment to development and construction cannot be questioned, his commitment to both public safety and education are suspect.
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February 6, 2013
The following is the complete text of Harford County Executive David Craig's 2013 State of the County Address delivered at the Harford County Council legislative session on Tuesday, Feb. 5: "Where there is no vision, the people perish", so it is written in Proverbs 29: 18. This statement is as true today as it was when it was written centuries ago. Good evening, President Boniface and members of the Harford County Council. It is my pleasure to come before you tonight to present to you and the people of Harford County, the State of the County.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2012
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz proposed Thursday a general fund operating budget of about $1.65 billion that includes no tax increases but reduces the number of county employees through attrition. In introducing his spending plan for the 12 months beginning in July, Kamenetz highlighted proposed spending on education and infrastructure, including air conditioning for a dozen schools. His budget proposal, presented during his State of the County address to members of the County Council in Towson, holds taxes flat in part by taking advantage of the projected $21 million in yearly savings expected through voluntary retirements of county employees, he said.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2012
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is asking state lawmakers to spend $70 million on school construction and renovations throughout the county, saying such projects are his top priority in lean budget times. The county executive, who addressed the county's state lawmakers in Annapolis Tuesday morning, also wants to consolidate some of the county's school and county government functions, such as information technology, nonclassroom purchasing and benefits administration. Kamenetz emphasized that he recognizes the state's tight fiscal situation, so Baltimore County will only ask for "what is absolutely necessary.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun reporter | February 6, 2008
Harford County Executive David R. Craig pushed for long-term investments in education, crime-reduction programs, economic development and land preservation, while stressing the need to safeguard quality of life and maintain an efficient government, in his State of the County address to the County Council last night. Before announcing the initiatives that he is making the cornerstone of his administration, Craig looked back on what he called a year of progress that showed the county's fiscal strength while providing tax relief to its residents.
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January 13, 2008
County Executive Ken Ulman will deliver his State of Howard County address twice Tuesday. Following a practice he started in his first year in office, Ulman will present the address first at the Howard County Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon, which is a ticketed event for chamber members, the business community and guests. Ulman will deliver the same address at 7 p.m. in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City. The evening presentation will be open to the public and carried live on Gtv, the county's government information station.
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January 18, 2006
We want your opinions THE ISSUE: In his final State of the County address last week, County Executive James N. Robey proposed a 3-cent reduction in the county property tax. If approved in the 2007 budget, the property tax rate would be dropped from $1.044 to $1.01 per $100 of assessed value. That means the tax bill for a house valued at $450,000 would decrease from $4,698 to $4,563. Do you think this is a fair proposal? YOUR VIEW: Send e-mail responses by tomorrow to howard.speakout@baltsun.
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By TED SHELSBY and TED SHELSBY,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 22, 2006
Harford County Council President Robert S. Wagner upstaged the county executive's annual State of the County address last night by introducing a bill that would require council members to be elected on an at-large basis. In his annual legislative address, Wagner also said that he has advised County Executive David R. Craig to veto the comprehensive rezoning bill approved by the council last week. "I strongly feel that we granted some up-zonings that were inappropriate, and after much consideration I personally believe that the county executive would be well within his right to exercise his veto power," he said.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | January 11, 2008
Waste disposal, a county police force, water shortages and budget cuts are among the top issues facing Carroll County, the Board of Commissioners said yesterday in the annual State of the County address. Commissioner Julia Walsh Gouge, president of the board, delivered the remarks on behalf of all three commissioners at a luncheon in Westminster hosted by the county Chamber of Commerce. In a 20-minute speech to an audience of about 200, Gouge discussed the challenges ahead, and accomplishments in the previous year.
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January 6, 2008
The Howard County Arts Council has announced its 11th Celebration of the Arts in Howard County, to be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 26 at Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts in Columbia. The gala will feature a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a silent auction of work by local artists, gourmet food from area restaurants and caterers and musical performances on the Main Street Stage. After the reception, guests are invited into the theater for presentation of the Howie Awards and the Rising Star Competition for young performing artists.
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