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  • Rawlings-Blake readies for battle over proposal to raise bottle tax

    Rawlings-Blake readies for battle over proposal to raise bottle tax
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is gearing up for a tough fight over her plan to raise Baltimore's bottle tax to pay for repairs to dilapidated city schools. A bill to increase the 2-cent tax to 5 cents – and devote all bottle-tax...
  • Fix the inequities of the homestead property tax credit

    As a lifelong resident of Baltimore City, I purchased a shell in Upper Fells Point in 1985 for $12,000 and borrowed $40,000 to restore it. I am a union bricklayer, so I also contributed hundreds of hours of uncompensated labor toward the restoration of my...
  • New convention center and arena plan critical to Baltimore's future

    New convention center and arena plan critical to Baltimore's future
    The Greater Baltimore Committee's proposed concept for building a new 18,500-seat arena and a 500-room hotel on Conway Street and connecting the arena to an expanded convention center has generated a deluge of media "buzz." Reactions to the idea of...
  • Mayoral candidates debate education, property tax cuts

    Baltimore mayoral candidates vowed to cut property taxes, expand job programs for teenagers and invest more money in neighborhoods at a forum sponsored by two civil rights groups Wednesday night. Former city planning director Otis Rolley drew applause...
  • Bait and switch: Anne Arundel's foolish $1 tax break

    Bait and switch: Anne Arundel's foolish $1 tax break
    What do you call someone who charges you $20 for a service then hands you $1 and expects you to see him as a benefactor? A clever marketer? A con man? In Anne Arundel County, that's what you call the County Council. Only the game they are playing in Anne...
  • Watson supports tax break for Columbia pools

    County Councilwoman Courtney Watson said at a public hearing Monday night that she would support including the Columbia Association's 26 swimming pools in her bill to forgive local property taxes for six private, nonprofit Howard swim clubs — if...
  • 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...
  • City reaches settlement with slots site developer

    City officials have agreed to pay a local development team $1.2 million to settle a 2007 deal on land slated for the Baltimore slots casino, clearing one of the last legal hurdles before the site can be developed. Officials announced Tuesday that they...
  • Mailbag: Open Space Initiative deserves support

    Isn't great to live in Laguna Beach surrounded by 22,000 acres of natural open space? Elsewhere in Orange County the boundaries between two cities are just lines with no buffer to urban sprawl. How did this happen? Was it just an accident? No. It is...
  • Living in Maryland is far superior to living in Texas

    Having just moved back to Maryland after 23 years in Dallas, I think I can bring some insight as to Texas' merits vs. Maryland. ("A Texas remedy for what ails Maryland jobs," June 22) First, there is the myth that Texas is cheaper to live in than other...
  • Allentown, school district revenues will also fund arena

    Allentown, school district revenues will also fund arena
    Boosters of Allentown's proposed hockey arena complex have boasted how the state will foot the bill by coughing up a portion of locally generated state taxes. What they haven't been making noise about is this: The city and school district will help pay...