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Talking taxes in Arundel [Editorial]
Talking taxes in Arundel [Editorial]

Here's a riddle for you: When is a tax cut not a tax cut? Answer: When it happens during a contentious Republican primary race for Anne Arundel County executive. The current executive, Laura Neuman, proposed her budget for fiscal 2015 last week, and it includes a very modest reduction in Arundel's property tax rate, from 95 cents per $100 in assessed value to 94.3 cents. Her primary opponent, Del. Steve Schuh, dismissed talk of a tax cut as "misleading," arguing that she is doing no more than complying with the requirements of Anne Arundel's strict property tax cap. He's certainly right about the last part, but he's wrong if he's implying that...