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Posted on: May 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] County Executive Statement Regarding Adoption of FY 2019 Operating Budget and FY 2019-FY 2024 CIP

Final Budget of the Baker Administration Continues the Investment Strategy That Has Dramatically Transformed Prince George’s County Into A Regional Leader

Upper Marlboro, MD - Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released this statement regarding the adoption of the FY 2019 Operating Budget and FY 2019-FY 2024 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) by the County Council this afternoon.

“As the 8th and final budget under my Administration, the FY 2019 budget will continue the County’s commitment to being sound fiscal stewards as evident by our AAA-rating by the three major bond rating agencies. The $4.10 billion operating budget contains investments geared towards protecting our communities, expanding our economy, improving our public-school system, increasing opportunities for higher education, enhancing our library system, growing the housing options for our workforce, increasing access to healthcare and human services, creating clean and sustainable communities, and enhancing the efficiency of our government operations.

I want to thank Chair Glaros, Vice Chair Turner, and their colleagues on the County Council for their collaboration and partnership during this budget process. The investments in the Approved FY 2019 Budget will continue the dramatic transformation of Prince George’s County in the upcoming fiscal year. I appreciate their commitment and dedication to their budget review process over the past two months.

We could not have done this without the input from the people of Prince George’s County during the development of this budget and all the other budgets during my tenure. I thank you for your engagement. And last, but certainly not least, I want to express deep appreciation for the County’s dedicated employees whose work is guided by the budget and who are committed to delivering service to the 900,000 residents of this great County each and every day.”

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