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  • 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...
  • District 12: Kent Boles Jr.

    District 12: Kent Boles Jr.
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve on the City Council. I have a B.S. with honors from the University of Baltimore's Robert G. Merrick School of Business and a J.D. from the University...
  • Howard Co. Council to consider green building tax credits

    The Howard County Council is considering this month a bill to authorize property tax credits for homeowners whose property meets environmental design standards, a measure that would make the county one of the few local governments to give such breaks....
  • Sun analysis finds 17 owners with three or four homestead credits, hundreds of double-dippers

    Sun analysis finds 17 owners with three or four homestead credits, hundreds of double-dippers
    Since 2009 Patrick Tong has received "homestead" property tax breaks worth $18,000 on three rowhouses he owns in East Baltimore. He's quick to agree that he hasn't been entitled to a penny of it. Homeowners qualify for the break only on their...
  • Rawlings-Blake looks to legacy of full term

    Rawlings-Blake looks to legacy of full term
    As Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake embarks on a full four-year term after Tuesday's election victory, she faces the challenge of forging a legacy in a city grappling with decades of decline and years of financial shortfalls. Some political...
  • Howard should go green, not go easy

    Howard County is considering creating "green" residential property tax credits for property owners ("Bill would foster green construction," Nov. 6). To get the proposed credit, a project would have to earn a Silver Rating as defined by the U.S. Green...
  • Bartlett Village President Michael Kelly resigns amid questions about late property taxes

    Bartlett Village President Michael Kelly resigns amid questions about late property taxes
    Bartlett Village President Michael E. Kelly abruptly resigned from office this week amid questions about his failure to pay his property taxes on time. Kelly, an attorney who was elected village president in 2009 after a dozen years as Hanover Township...
  • Don't raise debt cap, lawmakers told

    The General Assembly's chief budget analyst warned lawmakers Thursday that too much borrowing to achieve Gov. Martin O'Malley's goal of creating jobs through public works spending could put the state's sterling bond rating in jeopardy. Warren G....
  • 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,...