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Property Tax

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  • Bill would impose civil penalties on homestead credit scofflaws

    Maryland homeowners who are caught getting unwarranted homestead credits on their property tax bills would face fines equal to 25 percent of any undeserved break, under a bill introduced Friday in the General Assembly. Meanwhile, Del. Samuel I....
  • Culleton on Carroll: Teacher pension issue forces tough choices to maintain quality education

    Education costs us. Poor education costs us much more. The United States lags most industrial nations in the quality of our primary and secondary education. True, Maryland ranks highest in the 50 states in quality of education by some measures (as...
  • Many don't know about tax break for lower-income homeowners

    Many don't know about tax break for lower-income homeowners
    Vera Artis would seem to be a perfect fit for the state program created decades ago to ease the property tax burden on homeowners with modest incomes. She has no major assets beyond the tidy East Baltimore townhouse that she and her husband, now...
  • Mayor questions Alonso's school-construction plan

    Mayor questions Alonso's school-construction plan
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake expressed concerns about her schools chief's proposal to borrow $1.2 billion to fix Baltimore's crumbling school buildings, touting her own more modest plan as realistic in her State of the City address Monday. The mayor...
  • A hard lesson

    Having fallen for the hollow promise of easy residential development money years ago, the Havre de Grace city government is in the unfortunate situation of not being able to pay the debt service on what it has spent to make that development possible....
  • Wayward tax credits

    Wayward tax credits
    Maryland has two major programs designed to help prevent people from being forced out of their homes because of rising property taxes, and through extensive analysis of state records, The Sun's Jamie Smith Hopkins and Scott Calvert have documented...
  • 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...