From the office of Del. Mary-Dulany James:
As session begins to wind down, I wanted to update you on the several parts of the Capital Budget that will benefit our area. The Capital Budget includes funding for a number of specific important local projects that focuses on buildings and construction. As well, I wanted to let you know about my efforts to protect manufacturing jobs and oppose a tax increase that would have impacted a great number of people.
Harford and Cecil Schools Get $16.6 Million for Construction
Part of the Capital Budget is funding for schools to improve buildings and undertake renovations. I am proud to say that our area schools did very well in this year’s Capital Budget. Harford County schools will receive $14.8 million for construction, a $1 million increase over last year, and Cecil County schools will get $1.8 million, a $100,000 increase over last year. Harford Community College is set to receive $8.7 million for construction and another $1.16 million to renovate and expand the Susquehanna Center. The College has been trying to fund this project for a couple of years and I am pleased that this will get it moving forward. Cecil Community College is set to receive $2.2 million for Phase I of construction of the Science Laboratory Arts and Sciences Building.