| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:38 PM
The state's working poor will save a bit more on taxes as a result of a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today.
The measure increases the earned income tax credit. The Democratic governor requested the relief to provide a counterbalance to the tax...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Frustrated by Maryland's high rate of health disparities, state leaders are proposing a new attack — one more commonly associated with economic development.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012-2013 budget will include funding to create Health Enterprise...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:38 PM
A state task force is recommending a raft of changes to give Maryland homeowners a better shot at avoiding foreclosure and — when foreclosures do happen — to give neighborhoods a greater chance at recovering.
The suggestions, presented...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 5:12 PM
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.
| Jan 22, 2012
| 9:30 AM
I think Maryland State owes The Baltimore Sun a finder's fee ("Tax breaks end for many," Jan. 20).
The Sun uncovered the incorrect property tax credits for houses in Baltimore City. I guess with only 80,000 state workers there was no one willing or...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:33 AM
UPDATE: This bill passed a House subcommittee
Bills in the General Assembly would provide a $200 tax credit for beekeepers for each hive they maintain.
While it may sound kooky, Virginia’s bees are in trouble. The number of hives in the state have...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 6:22 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 6:22 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Gender identity will likely fall under discrimination protections in Howard County, joining race, religion and sexual orientation, after a vote by the County Council on Monday.
Four of the five council members introduced the measure last month, which...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 2:47 PM
As part of a broader package of tax benefits aimed at helping businesses in Illinois, incentives for long-running Broadway shows passed the Illinois Senate today and on their way to the desk of Governor Pat Quinn.
The so-called Live Theatre Production...