| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:04 PM
The state has threatened to seize assets of the company that runs the Baltimore Grand Prix to recover nearly $600,000 in unpaid taxes, the Maryland Comptroller's Office said Monday.
"We don't want to take anybody's business," said Caron Brace, a...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 3:39 PM
A City Council committee on Tuesday killed a bill to grant tax breaks to nonprofit urban farmers after the mayor's office said it would set a bad precedent.
The opposition by the administration of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake outraged Councilwoman Mary...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 11:00 AM
I share the outrage of Mary Pat Clarke at her fellow council members for voting down the property tax credit allowance to those who are investing the kind of energy this and every urban center needs to survive the challenge of attracting new taxpayers...
| 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 8, 2011
| 6:02 PM
IndyCar racing officials and Baltimore's mayor said Thursday they are still committed to holding another Grand Prix, even though the company that runs the event is millions of dollars past due on its bills and is weighing a takeover proposal from a...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Dozens of union janitors and their supporters rallied at the Inner Harbor on Wednesday evening to call for higher wages.
The office cleaners, members of the Service Employees International Union, have been negotiating a new contract since Sept. 8 with...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:37 PM
Two months before the start of the Baltimore Grand Prix, the race's organizers, desperate for cash, entered into a $1.1 million loan they believed was necessary to save the event.
But the two-month loan — which allowed the lender to collect more...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:41 PM
As much as any 5-year-old could be, Jake Owen was a fixture in South Baltimore. He hung out at the pool, played on the soccer team and ran through Riverside Park, an expanse of green across the street from his rowhouse.
The kindergartner, who was...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 1:25 PM
When the city sends Tom Clancy his property tax bill, finance officials might want to tuck in a thank-you note.
The multimillionaire novelist's supersized digs at the Ritz-Carlton Residences along the Inner Harbor have by far the highest tax payment of...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:20 PM
Baltimore officials are conducting a swift and informal search for a new team to manage the city's Grand Prix race — and are declining to explain how or by what criteria they are making decisions.
After severing the contract late last month with...