| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Environmentalists concerned about shale gas drilling in Maryland returned to Annapolis Wednesday to try again for a legislative moratorium on "fracking," as the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing is called.
Waving signs and chanting...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
We applaud Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's decision to help homeowners whose property tax bills suddenly jumped after the city corrected errors in how their historic tax credits had been calculated. These people made decisions about whether to buy...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Over the concerns of Baltimore's finance officials, the City Council is considering a two-year extension of tax breaks on historic properties.
Council members will vote tonight to extend tax credits for property owners who improve historic properties...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Edward Joseph "Ned" McNeal Sr., who served in the General Assembly and who later headed the Credit Bureau of Baltimore, died at Sinai Hospital on Wednesday after suffering a fall at his home. The Timonium resident was 86.
Born in Baltimore and raised on...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a "war on poverty," the consequence of which was a slew of government programs aimed at improving the lives of struggling Americans. It has become fashionable among political conservatives to...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The Laurel City Council unanimously approved a five-year tax credit for the developers of Hawthorne Place, a 306-unit luxury apartment complex planned on 11 acres along Staggers Road.
The tax credit, which begins in 2015 and runs through 2019, relieves...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Plans to turn a long, thin former cotton mill on the Jones Falls into apartments, offices and shopping space moved forward Wednesday, with a City Council committee endorsing a zoning change to enable Terra Nova Ventures' $19 million project on Clipper...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center hopes to save money on a high-power, $8 million electric generator by leasing it for the first eight years, a project it wants the county to support by letting the hospital give a payment in lieu of taxes for 20 years....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The makeover of the mills along the Jones Falls into a hub of trendy restaurants and residences has succeeded so well that parts of the area no longer qualify for the federal tax credit that helped finance some of the work.
A $19 million proposal by...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:25 AM
About 1.1 million homeowners have applied for the state's Homestead Tax Credit in advance of an end-of-year deadline, said Robert Young, director of the state's Department of Assessments and Taxation.
Homeowners who do not submit applications by Dec....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Well, so much for the return of reason to the Congressional budget debate.
Even before the ink was dry on the bipartisan agreement that is supposed to stabilize the budget debate for the next two years — and before the Senate has even voted on the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Cars with pink mustaches and fist-bumping drivers. Rides in glossy town cars or SUVs. New ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber are giving Baltimore's standard taxi cabs a run for their money.
To see how these companies compare, reporter Julie Scharper...