By EARL KELLY and PAMELA WOOD, Staff Writers
The 2012 General Assembly has not been kind to Maryland’s county governments or their checkbooks.
This year’s session, which is scheduled to end Monday night, has been a deal-changer for the state’s relationship with its counties. Bills have passed to direct more education costs to the counties and place greater burdens on them to clean up the environment.
Now it is up to the counties to determine how to pay for their new obligations.