Prince George’s Budget Targets Investments In Schools, Safety

The Prince George’s County budget, adopted this week, affords modest gains in several county priorities, including public safety, education, and economic development.

From coverage in the Washington Post:

Prince George’s County lawmakers adopted a $3.7 billion budget Thursday that gives them wiggle room to invest in domestic-violence prevention, roadway cleanup and renovations to the government’s planned new headquarters in Largo.

This year’s budget process was as unremarkable as last year’s was contentious. There were no proposed tax increases, furloughs or other flash points comparable to what happened in 2015, when two branches of government threatened to sue each other over a budget that sought to radically increase spending on public education.

“What a difference a year makes,” said County Council member Todd Turner (D-Bowie) before casting the final vote in favor of the budget, which was approved unanimously.

For more detail, visit Prince George’s County’s webpage for its Office of Management and Budget.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties