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  • Protect programs that keep kids out of poverty

    Protect programs that keep kids out of poverty
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and other members of the congressional "supercommittee" created by this summer's federal deficit ceiling law are charged with making a plan to reduce the federal budget deficit. That's a daunting task. But as new Census...
  • Quinn wants to increase tax credit for working poor

    Quinn wants to increase tax credit for working poor
    Gov. Pat Quinn met behind closed doors with legislative leaders today to talk jobs and economic growth, floating a plan that would increase the state’s earned income tax credit for low-income families and close some corporate tax loopholes. The...
  • Right time for green property-tax credit

    Calvin Ball has seized the moment, and the rest of the County Council would do well to join him. Ball has proposed a property tax credit for new apartment buildings, townhouses or single-family houses that achieve at least a silver rating under the U.S....
  • Watson to pursue measure to help Howard Co. swim clubs

    Howard County Councilwoman Courtney Watson is pursuing a measure to amend neighborhood preservation laws in a continuing effort to assist nonprofit swim clubs. Watson's proposal would permit pool owners to sell their development rights to builders, under...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pre-Christmas Special Session Considered By Democrats On Electricity Needs; House GOP Leader Larry Cafero Pushing Hard For Session

    Democratic leaders are considering a pre-Christmas special session regarding recent electrical outages that could include tax credits for hotel stays and an expansion of the state's price-gouging law. The leaders who control the legislature are currently...
  • House moves pieces of jobs bill to Obama's desk

    House moves pieces of jobs bill to Obama's desk
    Republicans and Democrats joined to pass the first pieces of President Obama’s jobs package, sending to the president a slim slice of common ground while the bulk of the legislation remains stalled in a divided Congress. The legislation passed...
  • Police investigating Conaway-Meister fight

    One of Baltimore's most bizarre political sideshows took an ugly twist Monday, with police acknowledging that they were investigating a morning altercation between Clerk of Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway Sr. and blogger Adam Meister. Meister, who was...
  • Historic tax credits promote smart development

    Jacques Kelly's article about the rebirth of Union Mill did a superb job of recognizing the innovative program that has driven Seawall Development's reuse of the historic property ("New tricks: Redone factory now homes," Nov. 23). This model project is...