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  • City officials want to spread word about homeowners' tax credit

    Two Baltimore City Council members are planning campaigns to get the word out about property tax assistance for homeowners with modest incomes, reacting to a Baltimore Sun article that showed the pool of apparently eligible city homeowners is far larger...
  • Bill would force counties to pay for schools

    To force counties to pay their share of the cost of operating K-12 schools, top legislators in Annapolis want the state to seize local tax dollars and deliver them directly to school systems. The plan is outlined in legislation introduced Tuesday by...
  • Schools and breaking the 'piggyback'

    Schools and breaking the 'piggyback'
    Maryland's constitution mandates that every student have access to an adequate (indeed, "thorough" is how it's described) education. Court cases have backed this up, and the state legislature's response was the Bridge to Excellence in Education Act,...
  • Najarian likens working without redevelopment salary to slavery

    Najarian likens working without redevelopment salary to slavery
    As city officials worry about losing millions of dollars due to the end of redevelopment, at least one city council member wants to be paid for helping to guide the wind-down. “Wasn’t slavery outlawed in the 13th Amendment to the...
  • Rawlings-Blake backs proposed fine for tax credit scofflaws

    As someone who's made a hobby of unmasking tax cheats, Patterson Park activist Matt Gonter told state lawmakers Tuesday that he backs a proposal to fine homeowners caught getting unwarranted homestead credits on their property tax bills. Under the...
  • City looks to form historic districts

    Preservationists say that Burbank is doing just a marginal job of preserving its history. But recent efforts to change that are improving its grade, they say. A representative from the Los Angeles Conservancy this week said Burbank’s efforts to...
  • 1 in 4 Baltimore residents living in poverty

    1 in 4 Baltimore residents living in poverty
    About one in four Baltimore residents is living in poverty, a one-year increase of more than 20 percent, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Although the recession officially ended in June 2009, a federal survey...
  • City approves $460,000 contract for outside help on budgets

    The city's spending board agreed Wednesday to a $460,000 contract with a consulting firm to develop a 10-year financial plan for Baltimore. The contract with Public Financial Management calls for a "comprehensive examination" of the city's budget...
  • Improper property tax break costs millions

    Improper property tax break costs millions
    One of the most popular ways to lower property tax bills is also one of the most misused — benefiting thousands of people ranging from mayors to landlords and snowbirds. The homestead exemption is supposed to lower taxes only for a taxpayer's...
  • Letting school boards collect taxes is a mistake

    Letting school boards collect taxes is a mistake
    Why not give school boards in Maryland the authority to raise money through property tax levies? That's a question officials in Frederick County are raising, and it's a timely issue in a state where public schools, and the adequate financing of them,...
  • Mailbag: It's up to the media to tell the truth

    In the quest to appear fair, journalists in both print and on TV have betrayed simple honesty. Washington has ceased to govern and is actively sabotaging the economy, and the main creators of obstacles are the Congressional Republicans. And no one in the...