The Prince George’s County Council approved a $2.7 billion budget that slightly reduces funding to education but maintains funding for key school programs. As reported by the Washington Post:
With the new budget, council members also allocated funds for an economic development fund and for road repairs, new police and fire recruits, and a one-time $750 bonus for county employees.The public school system receives the single largest share of the county budget: Spending on the schools will total about $1.6 billion, about $13 million less than the current budget.
The new budget also restored cuts that Baker had proposed to nonprofit funding. The spending plan gives the nine council members $100,000 each to hand out to nonprofit groups based in their districts; the executive branch will allocate other funds.