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  • 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...
  • Report: The promise of corporate welfare is unpromising

    Report: The promise of corporate welfare is unpromising
    Corporate welfare in Connecticut is expensive, poorly tracked and of dubious merit, according to a new report by Good Jobs First, a think-tank dedicated to corporate accountability in state economic development. Taxpayer subsidies, like Gov. Dan Malloy'...
  • 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...
  • Corporate welfare in Connecticut is expensive and poorly tracked

    Corporate welfare in Connecticut is expensive and poorly tracked
    Corporate welfare in Connecticut is expensive, poorly tracked and of dubious merit, according to a new report by Good Jobs First, a think-tank dedicated to corporate accountability in state economic development. Taxpayer subsidies, like Gov. Dan Malloy's...
  • 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...
  • City moves to strip undeserved tax breaks from vacant properties

    City moves to strip undeserved tax breaks from vacant properties
    Baltimore officials moved Tuesday to take back undeserved tax breaks from owners of vacant properties who are profiting from a program intended for primary residences. The effort followed a Baltimore Sun report that the owners of 465 empty homes —...
  • Beyond the individual mandate

    Beyond the individual mandate
    There are pros and cons of using an individual mandate for health insurance as a policy lever to promote universal health care. From a pure policy standpoint, the argument for is simple. To get rid of "free riders" in the medical system and improve the...
  • The real problem is the vacant house, not the tax credit

    The real problem is the vacant house, not the tax credit
    Butchers Hill property owner Alex Stroh had the right question about The Sun's comparison of two public databases that found hundreds of vacant Baltimore properties getting a tax break for owner-occupied homes: "Why couldn't the city just do that?"...
  • Rawlings-Blake, husband collected homestead tax breaks on two properties

    Rawlings-Blake, husband collected homestead tax breaks on two properties
    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her husband collected homestead tax credits on two separate properties before she became mayor of Baltimore, in violation of a state rule that prohibits married couples from claiming the break on more than one residence,...