Montgomery budget box score

Friday, May 28, 2010

County officials cut total spending for the first time in more than 40 years. Here's a breakdown of the $4.27 billion budget after the council altered County Executive Isiah Leggett's proposals:

Total budget, FY2011, which starts July 1:

County government: $1.52 billion (-$106 million/-6.5 percent)

Public schools: $2.10 billion (-$17 million/-0.8 percent)*

Montgomery College: $266 million ($260,000/0.1 percent)

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission: $114 million (-$14 million/-11.3 percent)

Debt service: $262 million ($13 million/5.4 percent)

* Figure for 2010 excludes one-time debt payment of $79.5 million

Cuts for selected government departments*

Health and Human Services: $178 million ($-16 million/-8.4 percent)


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