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Md. high court will consider billboard tax’s constitutionality

The high court’s decision was a defeat for Clear Channel Outdoor Inc.’s constitutional challenge to the billboard tax.
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Maryland’s top court will consider whether Baltimore’s tax on commercial billboard operators unconstitutionally infringes on their right to free speech in the advertisements and messages they post. The Court of Appeals this month agreed to hear Clear Channel Outdoor Inc.’s ...

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City Council members in tiff over Harbor Point TIF

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Baltimore activists and City Council members sparred, sometimes angrily, with one another Wednesday as a council committee continued to debate the merits of a public financing plan for the proposed Harbor Point development.

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Harbor Point TIF plans put on hold following hearing

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Plans for a $107 million tax-funded incentive for Baltimore’s proposed Harbor Point development were put on hold for at least several weeks, following a hearing Wednesday evening at City Hall.

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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.

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Committee OKs restoring Harbor Point to Enterprise Zone

A Baltimore City Council committee voted Wednesday evening to restore Harbor Point to the city’s list of Enterprise Zones, making it eligible for lucrative tax breaks as a $1.5 billion development is set to begin there.

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