From Friends of Art Helton:
Mary Dulaney-James’ news release on May 13, 2014, implying she alone was instrumental in bringing state funding to Harford County to repair its roads, is another example of her misleading statements to the citizens of Harford.
James stated she personally went to Annapolis “…determined Harford County receive its fair share of funding for fixing our roads.” The News Release goes on to say, “The Maryland General Assembly, through the hard work of Delegate Mary Dulaney-James, approved money out of the Transportation Trust Fund specifically for road repairs after the harsh winter.”
What Mary Dulaney-James didn’t say about fixing the roads in Harford County.
1. The funding, approved by Governor O’Malley and members of the General Assembly was approved during the recent legislative session, according to a news release by the Governor.
2. To be eligible to participate in the one-time transportation grant program, all County Governments and Baltimore City were required to apply for the funding by April 23. Each had to agree to use their grant solely for repairs to local roads damaged by the recent winter weather.
3. The funding from the Transportation Trust Fund is being split among the 24 jurisdictions based on the number of roadway miles maintained by each local government.
4. The $452,769 allocated to Harford County was based on 1,051.486 road miles maintained by the County. The $10,000,000 allocated to all counties and Baltimore City was based on road mileage only.
JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE DULANEY-JAMES’ SELF AGGRANDIZING NEWS RELEASES