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  • Arundel Council defies Leopold, reduces income tax rate

    The Anne Arundel County Council voted Monday night to temporarily lower the county's income tax rate, a move that was sharply rebuked by County Executive John R. Leopold. The council voted 5-2 to lower the rate from 2.56 to 2.50 for a year, which will...
  • One School District Says No to Higher Property Taxes

    One School District Says No to Higher Property Taxes
    Texas Tribune After public resistance from Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Empower Texans, an Austin-based conservative activist group, voters in a suburban Fort Worth school district turned down a 13-cent local tax hike over the weekend. In May, Keller...
  • Md. needs an assessments assessment

    Md. needs an assessments assessment
    To our knowledge, The Sun's newsroom staff has received no special training in tax assessment and record keeping, yet reporters armed with no more than foot leather and personal computers seem to have a gift for uncovering gross errors — more...
  • 1 down, 9,999 to go

    OK, Madame Mayor: Count us in. You've pledged to increase Baltimore's population by 10,000 households over the next decade. My wife and I have just bought a charming city condo, and we're happy to put you one step closer to your goal. You should be...
  • Cost of Glendale's suit against ADI doubles

    Cost of Glendale's suit against ADI doubles
    Glendale’s legal tab for fighting an affordable-housing developer who allegedly bilked millions from the city are about to double. On Tuesday, the City Council, acting in its multiple roles as the Redevelopment Agency and the Housing Authority,...
  • 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...