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  • Newton: Why should Prop. 13 be sacrosanct?

    Newton: Why should Prop. 13 be sacrosanct?
    Two weeks ago, I wrote about a lawsuit working its way through the state courts that poses a novel and fundamental challenge to Proposition 13, the tax initiative approved by California voters in 1978. According to the lawsuit, brought by former UCLA...
  • Stokes eyes taking property tax plan to city voters

    City Councilman Carl Stokes says he may go straight to voters this fall to approve cutting the city's property tax rate in half by 2017 — a proposal he said would be paid for, in part, by raising a cap that limits the assessed value that can be...
  • Coverage of foreclosure protest lacked facts

    This letter is in regard to your recent coverage of the foreclosure protest in Union Square ("Occupy Baltimore members gather to fight foreclosure," Jan. 11). As a reader and subscriber to the online and print editions of The Sun, I am disappointed...
  • Hundreds of city homeowners lose invalid tax breaks

    Hundreds of city homeowners lose invalid tax breaks
    State officials have revoked tax breaks from more than 550 homes in Baltimore after a Baltimore Sun analysis showed that hundreds of owners have been receiving the homestead property tax credit on multiple houses in apparent violation of state law. The...
  • When will Baltimore get property tax reform?

    It's hardly surprising to find yet another city official joining the list of police commanders, city council members, the court clerk, even the mayor's husband "accidentally" living in more than one house and shirking property taxes ("Hundreds of city...
  • Botched Federal Hill valuation highlights shrinking number of assessors

    Botched Federal Hill valuation highlights shrinking number of assessors
    The imposing three-story home on the 200 block of E. Montgomery St.stands out from its more modest Federal Hill neighbors. The edifice, with 15 front windows and a gated driveway, is noticeably bigger and no doubt much pricier. But you couldn't tell by...
  • Tax credit for homeowners means big break for some, nothing for thousands

    Tax credit for homeowners means big break for some, nothing for thousands
    Jeff Burdick and his next-door neighbors have nearly identical two-story rowhouses, on the same block of East Clement Street with the same public schools and the same city trash pickup. But one striking difference is the $5,300 he pays in yearly...
  • City councilman presses for property-tax overhaul

    City councilman presses for property-tax overhaul
    Along with some of his neighbors, the chairman of the Baltimore City Council's taxation committee is getting a remarkable tax break on his home: He pays just 16 percent of the bill. The Homestead Property Tax Credit picks up the rest. But instead of...
  • City moves closer to preservation

    Owners of historic La CaƱada Flintridge properties may soon be allowed to take advantage of a significant property tax break, as the Planning Commission last week voted unanimously to recommend the approval of a Mills Act historic preservation program...
  • Arundel council to hear debate on storm-water runoff fee

    A proposal scheduled to come before the Anne Arundel County Council on Monday would create a property tax surcharge to help reduce storm-water runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. measure would permit a $35 annual fee on residential property tax bills and $25...
  • Mayor's goal: Bring 10,000 new families to city in a decade

    Mayor's goal: Bring 10,000 new families to city in a decade
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hopes to attract 10,000 families to Baltimore in the next decade — which would reverse more than a half-century of population decline — and would like to serve at least one more term beyond the one she begins...