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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball presents capital budget for Fiscal 2022

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball presented to the County Council a $304.6 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for fiscal 2022, including $72.5 million from General Obligation (GO) bonds. The CIP budget book can be viewed at www.howardcountymd.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=fi6iUBrxq_A%3d&portalid=0&timestamp=1617303328218. The county has experienced a slowdown in the rate of revenue growth and a steady increase in its debt burden in […]

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Anne Arundel County holds successful bond sale 

Anne Arundel County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for its fiscal 2021 budget. The award is based on nationally recognized guidelines and demonstrates a commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.   In addition, the county announced a successful bond sale of more than $423 million […]

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Maryland earns AAA bond rating, according to Treasurer Nancy Kopp

Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp announced that, despite continued fiscal headwinds caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the three major bond rating agencies have reaffirmed the state’s AAA bond rating, all with stable outlooks, in advance of the upcoming competitive sale of up to $475.0 million of General Obligation Bonds on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Maryland is one […]

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State Employees Credit Union Maryland refreshes its brand

Planit, of Baltimore, has unveiled a brand refresh for Linthicum-based State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Maryland, with the launch of the credit union’s new “Here’s to the Seekers” campaign. The campaign, which serves as the launch of SECU’s new brand visual identity and positioning, is the culmination of the credit union’s evolution to providing holistic financial […]

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Howard County retains AAA credit rating  

Howard County, for the 24th year in a row, has received the highest possible credit rating  ̶ AAA  ̶  from all three bond rating agencies: Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investor Services and Standard & Poor’s. Among more than 3,100 counties in the nation, Howard is one of 49 counties to receive a AAA rating from all three agencies. […]

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Hogan unveils FY’22 budget

Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled his Fiscal 2022 recovery budget, which makes record investments in K-12 education and public health, provides substantial tax relief to struggling Marylanders and small businesses, expands resources for crime prevention and fighting the opioid epidemic, fully funds Chesapeake Bay restoration, and lays a strong foundation for the state’s economic recovery. Governor […]

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StratWeath joins Wealthspire

Photo courtesy of Pixabay Wealthspire Advisors, an NFP company and independent investment adviser, announced the official rebrand of StratWealth as Wealthspire Advisors. Wealthspire closed on the acquisition of StratWealth, a wealth management firm serving families and retirement plans, in late 2020. Wealthspire Advisors, an NFP company and independent investment adviser, announced the official rebrand of StratWealth as Wealthspire Advisors. Wealthspire closed on the acquisition of StratWealth, a wealth […]