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Tag Archives: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Despite deficit, mayor’s budget proposal includes property tax cut

Despite having to close a roughly $60 million budget gap, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s proposed budget includes a tax cut for homeowners and maintains funding for demolishing vacant homes. The mayor, who is not seeking re-election, introduced her $2.64 billion ...

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C. Fraser Smith: For Baltimore mayoral candidates, challenges in a city ready to be led

You can’t tell by the thermometer it’s springtime – for those who would be mayor of Baltimore. Or, maybe you do see it – two dozen of candidates of both parties lining up to run. It’s already an open seat. ...

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Democratic leaders: Hogan’s putting the squeeze on urban Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Democratic leaders in some of Maryland’s largest jurisdictions say Gov. Larry Hogan is squeezing them in the budget and using their money to favor Republican areas. During Martin O’Malley’s eight years as governor, rural areas loudly proclaimed there ...

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Baker to detail how Hogan gives ‘short end of the stick’ to some jurisdictions

Local leaders from three heavily Democratic areas will meet with reporters to offer a contrarian view of last year under Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

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Questions remain as Baltimore police roll out body cameras

As the Baltimore Police Department prepares to equip 3,000 officers with body-worn cameras amid increasing scrutiny of police interactions with the public, questions remain about how the footage will be handled and who will have access to it. Baltimore Mayor ...

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Joe Nathanson: Getting ‘Value’ out of ‘Vacants to Value’

About a decade ago, before the collapse of the U.S. housing market and the global economic meltdown, I was given a challenging consulting assignment focused on Baltimore city’s housing market. The Baltimore Efficiency and Economy Foundation (BEEF), the independent, nonprofit ...

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Baltimore County won’t seek reimbursement for riot assistance

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said today that he has informed Mayor Stephanie Rawlings- Blake that the county will not seek $257,000 in reimbursement from the city for police and fire assistance during the April and May unrest following the ...

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