Business, Politics, Traffic

County, City leaders issue joint statement on reversal of MTA cuts

BALTIMORE, MD—Top officials from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County joined together to issue a statement regarding MTA’s announcement to reverse major cuts to the Maryland Transit Administration. Following public comment and feedback from local jurisdictions, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration on Wednesday announced that Core Bus service adjustments proposed September 1 will …


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Governor Hogan: COVID-19 ‘the biggest fiscal challenge we have ever faced’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday issued the following statement after a meeting of the Board of Revenue Estimates: “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented fiscal crisis for state and local governments nationwide, which according to Moody’s Analytics will face $500 billion in shortfalls over the next two fiscal years, with more than 4 million jobs at stake. “Today’s …


Officials from Baltimore County, Baltimore City issue joint statement on MTA budget cuts

TOWSON, MD—Top officials from Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Howard County, and Anne Arundel County joined together to issue the following statement on major cuts to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) announced on Wednesday: “In a press release this afternoon, Governor Hogan’s administration announced significant cuts to the Maryland Transit Administration. This is a disappointing blow to the entire Baltimore metropolitan …

Councilman Marks: It’s time to add police substation in Dunfield/Belmont

The following is an op-ed from Councilman David Marks… It’s time to take bold action to stop the steady increase in crime in Belmont and Dunfield, neighborhoods where the quality of life is eroding thanks to vandalism, lawlessness among our youth, and shootings like last night’s incident off Stillmeadow Road. In January, I joined our state legislators in calling for …

Councilman Marks votes for nearly $100 budget million in cuts over 2 years

TOWSON, MD—At Friday morning’s meeting of the Baltimore County Council, Councilman David Marks voted to cut $59 million from the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget. Combined with his vote last year, Councilman Marks has supported cutting nearly $100 million from the budget over the past two years. “This year, I supported nearly $60 million in cuts to bring our county …

Harford County enacts FY 2021 budget: funding for schools, record funding for public safety, no tax rate increases

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Thursday signed legislation enacting the county budget for Fiscal Year 2021 after it was unanimously approved by the county council on Tuesday. The $948 million budget for next year fully funds the school board’s operating budget request, provides record level funding for public safety, the library system and the community college. The …

Councilman Marks: No property tax increase in proposed budget

The following is an op-ed piece from Councilman David Marks… In April, County Executive Johnny Olszewski unveiled his Fiscal Year 2021 budget plan, which can be seen here. The budget proposal was shaped largely by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Baltimore County’s revenue has dropped by at least $40 million since the start of the shutdown. Since the budget …

County Executive Johnny Olszewski delivers FY2021 budget message [VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT]

TOWSON, MD—Amid the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday submitted to the County Council a $3.9 billion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021 that prioritizes commitments to providing quality education, neighborhoods safety, and supporting the county’s workforce to ensure residents can continue to receive essential government services. The proposed budget for FY21 reflects an approximate …