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Anne Arundel County proposed budget: $1.2 billion

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Property taxes will go up 3.1 cents under Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's proposed $1.2 billion budget.

The budget for fiscal 2013, unveiled Monday, does not include furloughs for county workers for the first time in 2 years.

Leopold says budget choices were more difficult than in previous years.

The county likely will get $13 million less in state funding than expected. The Capital of Annapolis (http://bit.ly/HXTwth) reports that Leopold's proposal allocates $572.5 million for county schools, and will add 62 teachers.

The County Council has until May 31 to approve Leopold's plan or develop a new one.

Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://www.hometownannapolis.com/

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