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  • Property tax deals?

    Property tax deals?
    If you've fought to lower your property taxes, but failed, you're going to want to see our WGN investigation. We found that if you've got the right family connection, you have a spectacular chance to lower your property tax. You may not know his name,...
  • Baltimore County police: Beware of property tax phone scam

    Baltimore County police: Beware of property tax phone scam
    Got a call that you’re delinquent on property taxes? Check it out. Police in Baltimore County are warning of a phone scam where the caller tells residents they owe property taxes. The call demands the money be sent immediate or a sheriff will be...
  • Emanuel defends property tax increase for Chicago schools

    Emanuel defends property tax increase for Chicago schools
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said a property tax hike for Chicago Public Schools is acceptable because district administrators have made large cuts to the school budget and investment is necessary to improve important programs like early childhood education....
  • Dorworth's property-tax plan would cut life out of businesses

    Dorworth's property-tax plan would cut life out of businesses
    Florida is proof that democracy has no place in determining who pays property taxes. We keep voting to pass the buck to the next guy. Each referendum creates a new set of inequities, laying the groundwork for yet another referendum. Here we go again....
  • City looks at historic preservation

    City looks at historic preservation
    La CaƱada Flintridge is moving forward with an ordinance that will allow qualifying owners of historic properties to receive a reduction of as much as 60% on their annual property taxes. The Mills Act, governed by the California Office of Historic...
  • CPS questioned on budget, tax hikes

    CPS questioned on budget, tax hikes
    About 200 teachers, parents and laid-off staff questioned Chicago Public Schools officials tonight about the district's plans to cut programs and increase property taxes this year. "You're taking out the more experienced teachers, the National Board...
  • Vacant city houses get property tax break meant for owner-occupied homes

    Vacant city houses get property tax break meant for owner-occupied homes
    Property tax breaks meant to encourage homeownership have been awarded to 465 vacant houses in Baltimore, depriving the city of uncollected revenue in a difficult budget year and calling into question past promises from city officials to crack down on tax...
  • Redistricting Baltimore

    Redistricting Baltimore
    We all knew this was coming. The 2010 Census revealed that Baltimore continued to lose population over the past 10 years — albeit at a slower pace than in previous decades — and with Maryland's decennial redistricting process under way, it...
  • In debate, mayoral candidates vow to double youth jobs

    In debate, mayoral candidates vow to double youth jobs
    Candidates vying to be Baltimore's next mayor promised Thursday evening to double funding for after school programs, create 1,000 summer jobs for youth and renovate or rebuild all of the city's schools. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, former city...
  • City moves to strip undeserved tax breaks from vacant properties

    City moves to strip undeserved tax breaks from vacant properties
    Baltimore officials moved Tuesday to take back undeserved tax breaks from owners of vacant properties who are profiting from a program intended for primary residences. The effort followed a Baltimore Sun report that the owners of 465 empty homes —...
  • Rawlings-Blake, husband collected homestead tax breaks on two properties

    Rawlings-Blake, husband collected homestead tax breaks on two properties
    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her husband collected homestead tax credits on two separate properties before she became mayor of Baltimore, in violation of a state rule that prohibits married couples from claiming the break on more than one residence,...