How Rawlings-Blake's budget affects you [Pictures]
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has proposed a $3.6 billion budget — $2.4 billion in operating costs and $1.2 billion in capital expenses — that aims to close a $30 million annual shortfall and takes the first steps to curbing a $175 million structural deficit. In the mayor's budget are proposals to cut property taxes, fix recreation centers and improve city roads. The budget also includes some new taxes and fees and a 2 percent cost-of-living raise for city employees. Here's a breakdown of how the proposed budget could affect city residents.
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Have a kid in city schools? You could be getting a nicer building. Rawlings-Blake's budget provides $42 million toward building and improving city school facilities.