County Council to Adopt Budget Today at 1:00; Baker Modifies Plan to Increase Funds for Schools

From the Washington Post, published May 27 2015, reporter Arelis R. Hernandez. Go here for the full story.

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III on Wednesday backed away from a proposal to increase property taxes to generate new money for the county’s troubled public schools, — tacitly acknowledging that he did not have the support he needed from the County Council.

Instead of raising the tax rate by 15 percent, which would have produced $133 million, Baker (D) announced that he would seek $65 million in additional school funding in the budget the council is scheduled to vote on Thursday.


Press release on 5/27/2015 from the office of Rushern Baker.
The Prince George’s County Council will convene session on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. (new time) to adopt a balanced spending plan for Fiscal Year 2016, which begins July 1, 2015.  Budget adoption will take place in the Council Hearing Room, First Floor, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Live streaming of the Budget Adoption will be available and can be accessed by clicking here at 1:00 p.m.  Budget information is available on the County Council FY 2016 Budget web page.

 Council Members will meet with media immediately following the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Adoption and session adjournment.
WHAT:
Prince George’s County Council FY 2016 Budget Adoption
Adoption of WSSC, WSTC, Revenue Authority and Redevelopment Authority Budgets
Adoption of the Prince George’s County Portion of the M-NCPPC Budget and Making Appropriations and Levying Taxes for Fiscal Year 2016 for the M-NCPPC (CB-31-2015)
Adoption of the County Current Expense Budget, Capital Improvement Program, Capital Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for FY 2016  (CB-32-2015)
Introduction and adoption of Resolutions (CR-25-2015)
 
WHO:

Prince George’s County Council

WHEN:

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
 
WHERE: 
County Administration Building
Council Hearing Room, First Floor
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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