SNOW HILL, MD – Worcester County has been unsuccessful in its efforts to make a necessary $327,000 in budget cuts, according to The Dispatch. Originally, the shortfall was expected to be $6 million, but was reduced through a new way to handle retirement funding, also known as OPEB funding, by creating a trust.

County commissioners asked staff to look at reducing costs through a new take-home vehicle policy, possibly restricting take-home vehicles to people residing within certain mileage of their work site.

Commissioner Virgil Shockley also asked staff to check into whether confiscated drug money could be used to purchase a new tactical van for the county's tactical police team. County Administrator Gerry Mason said he was unaware of that money, reported The Dispatch.