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Rawlings-Blake's budget: No new fees, no new tax cuts either
Rawlings-Blake's budget: No new fees, no new tax cuts either

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposed $2.5 billion operating budget for next year imposes no new taxes or fees and shrinks the city's workforce to the smallest size in decades, officials said Tuesday. But it also includes no new property tax cuts. The mayor will unveil her preliminary spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1 at Wednesday's Board of Estimates meeting. It is based on a projected 9 percent increase in property tax revenue — $72 million — due to the city's rapid economic growth, particularly around the waterfront. "This budget reflects a continued recovery of the local economy," said city budget director Andrew...

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