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City wants to give supermarkets a tax break to locate in food deserts, restrict tax sales
City wants to give supermarkets a tax break to locate in food deserts, restrict tax sales

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to give a tax break to supermarkets that locate in unserved Baltimore areas and to add more protections for homeowners facing a city tax sale because of unpaid taxes or water bills. The two proposals are key parts of a package of bills Rawlings-Blake will ask the Maryland General Assembly to pass during the three-month session. In unveiling the agenda Monday, Rawlings-Blake said she wants to give more families in the city access to healthy food and help residents keep their homes. The supermarket tax proposal would let the city grant a 10-year break on personal property taxes —for items such as freezers and cash registers — to grocers...

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