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Airbnb fight shows old regulations are awkward fit in new economy

Airbnb fight shows old regulations are awkward fit in new economy

To the hoteliers who are pushing state lawmakers to tax and regulate home and room rentals, the target was clear: Airbnb, the multi-billion dollar corporation that they believe has been unfairly helped by its ability to operate outside the law.

But the opponents they faced at a hearing in Annapolis last week were different.

Michele Davidson, a nurse educator, testified that she's relying on the money she makes renting her Smith Island properties to pay for her four children's college tuition.

Gretchen Maneval, a neighborhood planner, said money from short-term rentals has allowed her Baltimore County family to weather a job loss and health problems.

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