Link Roundup

An interesting article from the Village Voice about Orthodox Jewish slumlords.  In the end, let’s heap the blame on the Satmars? Oops, sorry housing project residents.  We’re taking out your park and putting in a charter school whether you like it or not. (Via @editbarry) While I’m all for the Red Line,  I have to […]

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Q&A on SB 889/HB 1096

Developed by reader MG, here is a list of questions you might hear when discussing the new property tax legislation before the House and Senate, along with answers to those questions.  Feel free to use these as talking points as you’re writing letters to your elected officials in support of these bills. Question: Aren’t city […]

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House Bill 1096: Contact Your Legislators!

Senate Bill 889 (Baltimore City – Property Taxes – Vacant and Uninhabitable Real Property) has been crossfiled in the House.  HB 1096 is sponsored by Delegates Hammen, Krysiak, and McHale.  Please contact your State Delegates and ask them to vote in favor of this bill.  The bill would allow Baltimore City to charge a higher […]

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Senate Bill 889: Contact Your Legislators!

Finally the split-rate property tax bill is coming to the Maryland Senate for a vote.  Now is the time to contact your legislators and let them know that as a taxpaying law-abiding property owner, you think slumlords and other negligent property owners should have to pay a higher price for their unlawful behavior. This bill […]

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Split-Level Property Tax Rate Resolution

Higher property taxes for Baltimore City’s slumlords: This proposal takes a step forward tonight as Councilman Kraft proposes a resolution to ask the State to allow for split-level taxation. The bill is being read at 5PM tonight. If you’d like to show your support for the resolution, please come tonight’s City Council meeting. Kraft has […]

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