TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore County Council is closer to adopting what some members are calling a “very bare-bones budget.”

The Baltimore Sun reports that the council on Thursday made only one cut to the $1.65 billion operating budget that County Executive Kevin Kamenetz recommended last month. The recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year
includes no furloughs, layoffs or tax increases.

The council is expected to adopt the budget on May 24.

Chairwoman Vicki Almond says that while the budget is “very bare-bones,” the council didn’t want to make larger cuts that would impede public services.

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