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Tag Archives: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

City Council bill would slash Baltimore’s ‘rain tax’

Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes introduced legislation Monday aimed at cutting the so called “rain tax” charged city residents, and he slammed development incentives in the news release announcing the bill. Stokes’ plan calls for slashing the Storm Water Remediation ...

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Mayor seeks supermarket tax credit for ‘food deserts’

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s administration is unveiling legislation to give supermarkets in Baltimore’s “food desert” neighborhoods an 80 percent tax break. The legislation will be introduced in the Baltimore City Council on Monday. It’s aimed at enticing supermarkets to open in ...

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With Rawlings-Blake bowing out, business looks for its candidate

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s unexpected announcement that she’s not seeking re-election caught business leaders off guard, but some are now wondering if that decision presents an opportunity to get behind a candidate sympathetic to their needs. At times, the relationship ...

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Baltimore officials defend timing, amount of Gray settlement

The Baltimore Board of Estimates unanimously voted to approve a $6.4 million settlement with Freddie Gray’s family on Wednesday, a decision city officials stressed was aimed at providing closure to Gray’s family and the community as well as avoiding years ...

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Will civil settlement in Freddie Gray case impact upcoming criminal trials?

The proposed $6.4 million settlement resolving all civil claims stemming from the death of Freddie Gray will have no legal bearing on the criminal cases against six police officers involved in Gray’s arrest.

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Baltimore tourism officials point to promising signs

As they work to rebuild the city’s image following April’s riots, Baltimore tourism officials could look back — and forward — to some good news. In 2014, 24.5 million people visited Baltimore, an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous ...

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