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Howard County committee warns against budget increases as spending continues to outpace revenues

March 2, 2021

Against the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Howard County’s Spending Affordability Advisory Committee released its fiscal 2022 annual report Monday, cautioning the same problem it has warned about for the past few years: Spending is outpacing revenues and debt capacity. According to the committee, county agencies and entities are requesting funding increases in fiscal 2022 that are equivalent to 2.3 times that of projected revenue growth. This would bring the county to what many members of the committee called a “crossroads.”

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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