Calvert Budget Invests in Schools, Public Safety, County Personnel

This week, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners approved a $342 million fiscal year fiscal 2023 general fund operating budget. The budget reflects the County's strong financial position and invests in education, personnel, public safety, and other essential services. The budget is fully balanced and reflects an increase of approximately $14.1 million over the current year's budget. The increase includes $4.5 million in additional income tax revenue, $1.5 million in property tax revenue, a…

Comments Off on Calvert Budget Invests in Schools, Public Safety, County Personnel
Cecil County Approves Budget

The Cecil County Council voted unanimously to pass the fiscal 2023 budget, including additional cuts to income and property tax rates, benefiting County residents and business owners. The approved budget delivers tax relief by cutting the real property tax rate to 1.0143 per hundred dollars and the personal property tax rate for businesses to 2.5358 per hundred dollars, representing a reduction of approximately 1.3 percent. In addition, the budget cuts the local income tax rate…

Comments Off on Cecil County Approves Budget
June 8 Board of Public Works Meeting: Here’s What Counties Need to Know

The Board of Public Works (BPW) — a three-member panel including Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and State Treasurer Dereck Davis — reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies, many of which affect county governments. The BPW considered and approved the following requests and recommendations at its meeting on June 8, 2022: Allegany County A request from the Department of Natural Resources to commit $162,900 from the Program Open Space funding allocated…

Comments Off on June 8 Board of Public Works Meeting: Here’s What Counties Need to Know
State Providing $7.5 Million in Policing Accountability Grants

The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services is providing $7.5 million to law enforcement agencies in Police Accountability, Community, and Transparency (PACT) grants. The PACT program is intended to help state and local law enforcement agencies comply with the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021. Grants may be used toward more body cameras, de-escalation training, and other critical tools to enhance community relationship building. Governor Larry Hogan discussed the grant program's intent…

Comments Off on State Providing $7.5 Million in Policing Accountability Grants
Prince George’s Council Approves $5 Billion Budget

This week, the Prince George's County Council unanimously approved a $5 billion fiscal 2023 budget.  The budget prioritizes schools, safe neighborhoods, economic development, and improving the quality of life for County residents. The fiscal 2023 budget for all funds is $5.0 billion, an increase of $550 million or 9.9 percent over the fiscal 2022 budget. "Despite the challenges we are all facing at the moment, we know that we are in a time of rising…

Comments Off on Prince George’s Council Approves $5 Billion Budget
Garrett Adopts $103 Million Operating and Capital Budget

The Garrett County Commissioners unanimously approved a total capital and operating budget of $103 million this week. The fiscal 2023 budget represents $88.7 million in operating expenditures and $14.23 million in capital expenditures. The adopted budget protects core services, exceeds maintenance of effort funding for public schools, provides a six percent cost of living adjustment for County employees, and holds the line on income and property tax rates. According to the County's budget message: After…

Comments Off on Garrett Adopts $103 Million Operating and Capital Budget
Board of Public Works: June 8 Meeting Agenda

The Board of Public Works — a three-member panel including Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and State Treasurer Dereck Davis — reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies, many of which affect county governments. It typically convenes on alternating Wednesdays in the Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis, and meetings are open to the public. The Board’s next meeting is Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at…

Comments Off on Board of Public Works: June 8 Meeting Agenda
Harford County Funds $2K Retention Bonuses for School Custodians, Facilities Staff

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has directed COVID-relief funding to provide $2,000 retention bonuses for public school system employees who maintain and repair school facilities. “These essential workers continued to make sure school facilities were safe through the COVID pandemic,” said County Executive Glassman. “It was always my intention to include them in the prior retention bonus program, and I am pleased we could reach an agreement with HCPS to help retain these vital employees.”…

Comments Off on Harford County Funds $2K Retention Bonuses for School Custodians, Facilities Staff
Anne Arundel Commits $1.5 Million to Summer SNAP

On May 31st, Anne Arundel County committed $1.5 million to provide all eligible school-aged children with Summer Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for June, July, August, and December. In addition to the county's commitment, the Maryland Department of Human Services’ Family Investment Administration will contribute $280,320. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman explained how the funding would benefit the county's families in a press release: 'Providing this benefit gives critical support to families at a…

Comments Off on Anne Arundel Commits $1.5 Million to Summer SNAP
Comptroller Names New Bureau of Revenue Estimates Director
Robert J. Rehrmann (photo courtesy of the Comptroller of Maryland)
Comptroller Names New Bureau of Revenue Estimates Director

Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced the appointment of Robert J. Rehrmann as director of the Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE). Mr. Rehrmann, who previously served as a principal policy analyst for the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, assumes the role from Acting Director David Farkas, who has served since Andrew Schaufele's promotion to deputy comptroller in January. The appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Farkas returns to his previous role as the Bureau's deputy director. BRE…

Comments Off on Comptroller Names New Bureau of Revenue Estimates Director
Close Menu