Md. panel adds retirement income break for police, fire, to tax plan
ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland Senate panel has added a tax break on retirement income for law enforcement and emergency services personnel to an overall tax-relief plan. The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee made the changes Wednesday, sending it to the full Senate. The panel essentially added a Senate tax-relief plan and the break on retirement […]
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 economically disadvantaged areas that do not have easy access to grocery stores. “Supermark[...]
City’s spending board mulls State Center tax break
Baltimore’s spending board is set to vote on a tax break for the developer of the proposed $1.5 billion State Center redevelopment.
N.J. still considering Lockheed tax break
(AP) State economic officials have delayed action on a bid by defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp., of Bethesda, to get $107 million in New Jersey tax breaks for a facility in Camden. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority was due to consider the award at its meeting Tuesday. But EDA officials say more information is […]
House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving
The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators.
Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end
WASHINGTON — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals and businesses. Lawmakers let these tax breaks lapse almost every year, even though they save businesses and individuals billions of dollars. […]
Eye Opener: Studying the Bay Bridge
A few government and politics headlines for Tuesday.
Stokes firing back over Harbor Point tax break
A Baltimore City Council member said the head of the city’s development agency is making “personal attacks” based on an escalating dispute over public tax breaks for a $1 billion waterfront development.
Stokes seeks investment for Perkins Homes community
Baltimore City Council member Carl Stokes introduced legislation Monday night that would require nearly $16 million be returned to a low-income area and public housing project near Fells Point that developers of the $1 billion Harbor Point project used to gain a $52 million state tax credit.
Eye Opener: Bill would give Lockheed Martin a tax break
A few government and politics headlines for Monday.
Vote on Superblock tax break is put on hold
A vote on a $22.1 million tax break for the downtown mega-development called the Superblock was put on hold Thursday by a City Council committee because city development officials said they were renegotiating an agreement with the developers.
Eye Opener: Pit bull, gambling bill ready for House
The signature bills of this General Assembly special session should arrive on the floor of the House of Delegates Tuesday. ...