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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2010
The Annapolis city council has approved Mayor Joshua J. Cohen's $75.1 million operating budget, which furloughs police and fire personnel and raises fees for such city services as water use and recreation centers. The spending plan is 13 percent below the $86.5 million operating budget for the current fiscal year, a reduction that city officials said might be the largest percentage decrease statewide this year. "I applaud the city council, the department heads and the rest of the city's work force as well as the public for their contributions to this budget," Cohen said.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
The lackluster economy prompted Gov. Martin O'Malley to propose erasing $84 million in planned spending for next year. Just a day after the new state budget took effect, O'Malley persuaded the Board of Public Works unanimously to approve a modest set of cuts to Maryland's $16.1 billion general fund. About $10 million in cuts come from the state's higher-education institutions, although O'Malley aides said it would not affect tuition rates. The cuts would not cause any layoffs but would trim 61 vacant jobs from the state's workforce of about 80,000 people, aides said.
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By John-John Williams IV | john-john.williams@baltsun.com | February 23, 2010
The Howard County school board voted 6-1 Tuesday morning to approve a $675.1 million operating budget for fiscal year 2011. The lone vote of dissent came from board member Allen Dyer, who opposed the board spending money to provide transportation to parochial school students. Instead, Dyer wanted the board to spend $537,000 to offer foreign language at all elementary schools systemwide. "I think that as a board member I am against transportation to nonpublic schools being part of our budget," Dyer said after the meeting.
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BY ERIKA BUTLER | June 3, 2014
With little fanfare, the Aberdeen City Council passed its $14.08 million budget for the next fiscal year that calls for spending less than in this fiscal year and does not include a property tax rate or water and sewer rate increase. As it passed the budget 4-0 (Councilman Bruce Garner was absent) for fiscal year 2015 during its city council meeting Monday night, the council members adjusted this year's budget to make repairs at the Aberdeen swim club and Ripken Stadium and one councilwoman thanked The Record for its recent editorial.
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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 Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Sun Staff Writer | May 26, 1994
Harford County Council members unanimously approved yesterday the county's proposed $237.3 million budget for fiscal 1995.The seven-member council voted about 1:40 a.m.The budget includes a $175 million operating budget -- about 10 percent higher than last year's of $160 million -- and $62 million for the highway, water and sewer, and solid waste budgets.The tax rate remains unchanged at $2.73 in most of the county. In the three municipalities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace it will stay at $2.34.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | April 16, 1993
Carroll County will have about $10 million more to spend in the next fiscal year, which means taxes won't increase, employees will get raises and schools will be built.County officials expect an 8.9 percent increase in revenues for fiscal 1994, which begins July 1, compared with the current year.The commissioners released their proposed $130 million budget for the next fiscal year during a meeting yesterday with employees and the media at the County Office Building."It is the first budget that represents a step toward the turnaround," budget director Steven D. Powell said.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | May 17, 2009
The Howard County Board of Education is hoping that the County Council will approve an adjusted 2010 fiscal operating budget that trims $7.3 million from its original $664 million budget. In addition, the board wants council members to add $4.7 million to the $68.8 million capital budget approved by County Executive Ken Ulman. The board originally sought to add $10.7 million of the $26.2 million that Ulman had cut. Board members unanimously approved both budgets during Tuesday's board meeting.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,matthew.brown@baltsun.com | August 2, 2009
With a new executive director taking over for the first time in more than three decades, now, traditionally, would be the time to consider new directions that Catholic Charities might take. But Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, who chairs the board that oversees the organization, is planning to take an "if it ain't broke ..." approach as William J. McCarthy Jr., former Sun Trust Bank Greater Baltimore president, succeeds Harold A. "Hal" Smith as executive director. "I don't think that there's a Catholic Charities program throughout the country to match ours," says O'Brien, spiritual leader of the area's 500,000 Catholics.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | January 19, 2006
The Harford County school board adopted last night a $380 million budget for next year that seeks more money to improve intervention programs for struggling schools and to give teachers their second 7 percent raise in two years. School board members expressed hope that the county would provide $25 million more than in last year's budget, which was fully funded for the first time in county history. Including an increase of $18.4 million sought from the state, the proposal is about 12.6 percent higher than the current year's spending plan, according to system figures.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
The Annapolis city council passed Monday a $95.6 million operating budget and $10 million capital budget for next year, with a slight increase in the property tax rate and funding for projects that include a bulkhead replacement at City Dock. Mayor Josh Cohen, a Democrat, said the budget will improve government services while limiting the impact on taxpayers. "I think it's a good budget. I think it's a responsible budget," he said. Alderman Fred Paone, a Republican who voted against the measure, criticized the budget as unfixable.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Council vote this week to trim $5 million from the school's capital budget has led school officials to allege that the cut was retaliation for a squabble last year. On Wednesday, after the school board reviewed more than three dozen projects in jeopardy because of the cuts, Superintendent Kevin Maxwell said the board now has "the most contentious relationship we've had with the council. " "How we're going to work together going forward is as much a question as where we are now," Maxwell said.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
State highway crews have an answer to whatever winter brings our way this year: a snow-chewing, salt-spewing monster truck capable of plowing two full lanes at once. The truck is the latest weapon in the 2,400-vehicle arsenal of the State Highway Administration, the agency charged with clearing as much blacktop and concrete as the equivalent of seven round trips to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Officials showed off an array of flake-fighting equipment Monday at its annual show-and-tell at SHA's Statewide Operations Center in Hanover.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake would permanently close three fire companies and could shut several recreation centers in an effort to close a $48 million gap in the city's $3 billion operating budget, according to city officials who have been briefed on the spending proposal. The budget, which Rawlings-Blake will unveil at Wednesday's spending board meeting, would trim costs by combining the 911 and 311 call centers and increasing the rates paid by city employees for some health plans, officials said.
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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 Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2011
In its budget proposal for the next fiscal year, the Anne Arundel County school system has recommended allotting $3.5 million to fund the expansion of its two charter schools. That includes adding an 11th grade in August at Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School in Hanover. Chesapeake Science Point officials say the grade will likely be composed solely of the school's 10th-grade class, which was added last fall. "We're not going to add a big 11th grade; as a matter of fact, we prefer not to bring in outside students.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | February 24, 1999
The Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees passed a $50.2 million operating budget last night that would keep tuition costs among the state's lowest but require a $19.7 million contribution from the county.The fiscal 2000 spending plan is 9 percent higher than the current $46.2 million budget and calls for continuation of all instructional programs, as well as more computers and software.There was little debate last night and no talk of increasing course fees, which have remained the same at the Arnold school for five years.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2011
The Anne Arundel Board of Education approved feasibility studies for six elementary schools Wednesday, prompting elation from teachers, parents and students eager to see their facilities get what they believe are much-needed makeovers. Lothian and Rolling Knolls elementary schools are to be rebuilt. West Annapolis and Benfield elementary schools are slated for modernization, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades, as well as moving interior walls. Crofton and Mills-Parole elementaries are to be revitalized, work that usually includes electrical, plumbing, technology and roofing upgrades.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen plans to raise $2 million through a property tax increase, paired with a $2.8 million package of spending cuts — including a hiring freeze and cuts to nearly all city departments — to balance his proposed $86.2 million budget for next fiscal year. The plans announced Wednesday were the result of an agreement between Cohen and a majority of the city council, many of whose members criticized his budget proposal when it was introduced in March. Initially, the plan included a 7.6 percent spending increase over the previous year and would not have changed the property tax rate.
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