Chris Trumbauer: Eliminating a token tax cut could give us enough teachers to keep up with enrollments

One of the County Council’s greatest responsibilities is to review, amend and pass each year’s county budget. The budget is more than a funding plan — it sets policy priorities and expectations for the upcoming year and beyond. This time, for my part, the No. 1 priority was supporting our public education system. The county executive introduced his proposed budget on May 1. After two weeks of budget panels, public hearings and a thorough review of the documents, a major deficiency stood out: We needed more teachers. (Capital)

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