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Emily Hamilton: Home sharing is a boon to Baltimore (access required)

Thanks in part to the AFRAM and Moonrise festivals, a record number of people used Airbnb to stay in Baltimore recently. Next year may be a different story, though: The City Council is considering a bill to tax and regulate home-sharing platforms. In addition to applying the city’s 9.5 percent hotel occupancy tax to short-term renters, the measure would ...