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Delegation Scales Back Friends Aware Request

January 23rd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Saying that aiming too high could kill or minimize its chances, members of the District 1 legislative delegation cut a local bond bill request by $700,000. Friends Aware Inc requested $1.3 million, while the Allegany County Animal Shelter Management Foundation asked for $250,000. Delegation members agreed to scale back the Friends Aware request to $500,000 for the current General Assembly session. Delegate Wendell Beitzel said last year’s requests made the local delegation’s bond bill requests among the highest in the state, and that made securing any dollars a difficult challenge. Delegate Kevin Kelly said a half million dollar request is likely to be viewed more favorably by the state…

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