Anne Arundel County Budget Proposal to Include Property Tax Increase and Employee Pay Reductions

As reported in the Capital, County Executive Leopold will be presenting his budget to the Anne Arundel County Council this Friday, which will include recommendations for employee pay cuts as well as funding reductions for schools and libraries.   The budget also includes  a property tax increase that according the the county's budget officer, enables the county to recapture revenues lost due to declining home values.  Members of the school board, library system and employee unions…

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Queen Anne’s County Task Force to Recommend Actions to Resolve $11.3 Million Deficit for FY 12

In a memo dated April 12 to the Queen Anne's County Commissioners and made public on the County blog, the County Administrator outlined a projected $11.3 million deficit for FY 12.  The deficit numbers were revised downward from previous estimates. This new estimate may impact the recommendations of the Task Force on Government Sustainability set to be released this week.  The Task Force appointed by the County Commissioners and facilitated by past House of Delegates…

State Budget Decisions Pose Challenges to Prince George’s County FY 12 Schools Budget

The Gazette is reporting that Prince George's County Council Chair Ingrid Turner is requesting additional meetings with General Assembly representatives from the county to discuss county budget shortfalls created as a result of state decisions on pensions and school aid to local governments. The county council learned during a budget briefing Tuesday that Prince George's is expected to get between $6 million and $14 million in additional state aid; the county had sought about $20.9…

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