Link Roundup

Some interesting things in the news this week, and we wanted to make sure you saw them: With regard to the Mayor’s flip-flop on the split-rate property tax bill (HB1096/SB889) Senator George Della feels as though he “got sideswiped by a hit-and-run driver”, according to Jamie Smith-Hopkins in the Baltimore Sun.  We think that’s an […]

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Maryland Morning: Land Bank Canned, Senator Della on HB1096/SB889

You can listen to Senator Della talk about the split-rate property tax bill on today’s Maryland Morning.  We’re thrilled to have his support, and hope Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake follows Senator Della’s and the City Council’s leadership on this issue.  Baltimore City residents, you deserve better! Listen to Senator Della’s piece here (scroll down to Senate […]

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Habitat for Humanity Supports HB1096/SB889

We’re excited to find out that Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has sent letters of support for HB1096/SB889, the separate tax on vacant uninhabitable homes, to the Maryland Legislature. In the letter, they reiterate what other supporters have said — the tax will force dishonest property owners to sell to avoid having to pay […]

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake Opposes HB1096/SB889, Despite City Council Approval

We recently received a copy of a memo (link opens a PDF) sent to the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee from Diane Hutchins, Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations for Baltimore City.  In the memo, she asks the Committee to oppose HB1096/SB889, the split-rate property tax for vacant and uninhabitable structures.  If you […]

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