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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 …


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Councilman Marks secures funding for parking at Seven Oaks Senior Center, waterways, and Fullerton fire station

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Tuesday that the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 county budget includes funding to design and expand parking at Seven Oaks Senior Center in Perry Hall. The senior center is one of the busiest in northeastern Baltimore County, sharing an entrance with Seven Oaks Elementary School. Parking is often difficult. Members have advocated …


Governor Hogan issues statement regarding fiscal relief for states

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, Chair of the National Governors Association, on Monday issued the following statement: “Today, on behalf of the nation’s governors, I led another teleconference with the Vice President and the White House regarding our coordinated response to COVID-19. “Governors are on the front lines of the on-the-ground response, implementing aggressive measures that are beginning to successfully flatten …

Governor Hogan announces state hiring freeze, budget freeze [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Friday afternoon to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After his announcement earlier this week, the governor says Maryland’s “strike teams” have responded to nine nursing homes across the state and  fifteen group homes for medically fragile children. The teams will now be sent to assisted living facilities as well. The governor …

Olszewski: National Guard to support meal distribution, Baltimore County implements hiring freeze

TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced a series of aggressive new efforts to expand the county’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic: The Maryland Army National Guard will support food distribution efforts following a request from the county Baltimore County is significantly expanding the number of sites for Saturday meal distribution Olszewski has implemented a freeze …

Olszewski to hold virtual town halls on COVID-19, budget

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced that he will be holding virtual town halls to discuss COVID-19 and the county budget. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, Olszewski will hold an online town hall to discuss the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Olszewski, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County Department of …

Governor Hogan releases FY 2021 supplemental budget

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday submitted a supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) that requests $10 million for emergency coronavirus preparedness expenses and funding for other important state and local initiatives. In addition, the governor’s supplemental budget further reins in general fund spending growth to 0.5%, and provides more than $90 million in general fund savings. “With this supplemental …

Baltimore County retains triple-A bond ratings

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County has retained its triple-A bond ratings from all three major rating agencies, allowing the county to continue issuing bonds at the lowest possible interest rate. Moody’s Investor Service, Fitch Ratings, and S&P Global Ratings have each affirmed Baltimore County’s triple-A rating, making Baltimore County one of only 49 counties nationwide to receive the highest rating from all …