Good article by Bob Shaller in Friday’s Enterprise on why St. Mary’s County is having budgetary problems.  Despite being the fastest growing County, population and economic-wise, in the State, St. Mary’s still has to contend with budget cuts, laying off teachers etc..  Bob, our Director of Economic Growth and Development Department, does a good job explaining why this is so click here.  While I think I get what Bob is trying to explain re: the “counter cyclical effect of property tax revenues,” my Ridge-boy WTF radar tells me that something still isn’t right about all this. 
And on top of that – a 50% increase in alcohol tax is being proposed by our State legislature click here. Love being a Marylander, but it may be time to think about moving.

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