Carroll Baldwin Memorial Institute Receives a $50,000 Grant
It has been another tough financial year for our state but, as required by law, the Maryland General Assembly once again balanced the budget. After several rounds of reductions, the 2010 General Fund spending will actually be lower than it was four years ago. Although there were necessary cuts to all areas, I am glad we were still able to protect the things we value most, including education, the environment, and public safety.
Below is a legislative update from District 13 which will give you more details about what occurred during this past legislative session. If you have already received this from one of the other legislators, please forgive the duplication.
All the best,
Delegate, District 13
DISTRICT 13 LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP FOR 2010
Your District 13 Legislators, Senator James Robey, Delegates Guy Guzzone, Shane Pendergrass and Frank S. Turner, are pleased to report to Howard County citizens some of our 2010 session highlights in Annapolis. The efforts of our work, as well as the Howard County Delegation and the County Executive, have resulted in increased resources that will benefit our community. Please note: Underlined bill numbers will link you to internet information for those bills if you receive this Wrap-Up electronically. A more detailed summary of the session can be found on the legislative web site in the Legislative Wrap-Up or the 90 Day Report. If you receive more than one copy of this report it is because your name appears on more than one list.
High Lighting HOWARD COUNTY LOCAL ISSUES
Howard County will receive over $210 million in educational operating funds; $59.7 million for teacher’s retirement funding; and as of this printing $14.7 million in school construction and renovation projects.
The Capital Budget (SB 142 / HB 152) includes $50,000 for the Carroll Baldwin Hall, $25,000 for the Watson Telescope Observatory, $35,000 for the Living Farm Heritage Museum, $75,000 for Alpha Ridge Park, $250,000 for the Symphony Woods Park, and $455,000 for Troy Regional Park. In addition, the Linwood Center received $500,000, the Miller Branch Library received $500,000, and HCC received $9,465,000 for construction of the Allied Health Building.
SUCCESSFUL HOWARD COUNTY LOCAL LEGISLATION
HB 230 Howard County Ethics Law - Clarifications and Enhancements Ho. Co. 1-10
HB 233 Howard County Public Schools - Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Ho. Co. 12-10
HB 277 Howard County and Prince George's County - Tax Sales - Auctioneers' Fees Ho. Co. 4-10
HB 717 Howard County - Alcoholic Beverages - Class A Licenses - Findings Ho. Co. 7-10
HB 730 Howard County - Alcoholic Beverages Act of 2010 Ho. Co. 3-10