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Official 2016 Presidential General Election Question Text

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Howard County

Question B
Charter Amendment
Changes to Budgetary and Fiscal Procedures

Amending the Howard County Charter to require that the County's annual budget include a contingency reserve in the current expense budget and a contingency reserve capital project in the capital budget. Any appropriation for the contingency reserve in the current expense budget could not be greater than 3% of the amount of money in the general fund. The County Council's budget authority would be expanded by allowing the Council to increase appropriations in the annual County budget for the contingency reserve and the contingency reserve capital project required by this proposed Charter amendment, and for the retiree obligations trust. The County Executive's budget authority would be decreased by requiring, instead of allowing, the Executive to include a contingency reserve in the current expense budget and a contingency reserve capital project in the capital budget.

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