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  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Business owner appreciates Pilot coverage

    I wanted to thank the Daily Pilot for the unbelievable article about me and my new store that was included (very prominently!) in last Wednesday's edition ('Old things have a soul', Oct. 18), and again for the second mention in Greer Wylder's weekly...
  • School Board Election Q & A with the Candidates

    School Board Election Q & A with the Candidates
    A diverse field of four candidates — including a 20-year-old Princeton University student and a La CaƱada Unified matriarch — has made the 2011 school board election the most exciting in recent memory. The campaign has been fueled by hot-...
  • Harford County budget surplus allows for employee bonuses

    Harford County Executive David R. Craig announced Thursday that officials had amassed a $32 million surplus, allowing him to buck a string of budget cuts in neighboring jurisdictions and recommend giving all county employees $1,250 bonuses. The gesture...
  • District 14: Douglas Armstrong

    District 14: Douglas Armstrong
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve on the City Council. I'm a product of Maryland's public school system. Because of a great elementary school teacher in a great public school, I...