Monthly Archives: January 2011

Daily Record investigation: TIFs increasingly fuel city projects

What is a TIF? The acronym stands for Tax Increment Financing, a little-understood form of public investment in urban redevelopment now favored by the city of Baltimore. When City Hall approves a TIF to help finance a new development, bonds ...

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Police settlements continue to mount

Continuing a trend that has cost Baltimore several million dollars in recent years, the city is expected to pay out another $290,000 this month to settle another pair of lawsuits alleging police misconduct. The first case, which settled during trial ...

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