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Carl Stokes

Mayor's race on the issues: Property taxes

With the field now set for Baltimore's mayoral primaries, candidates have begun issuing detailed proposals on the issues facing the city. As they do, we will provide occasional analysis of the pros and cons of their ideas, starting with plans to cut property taxes by Councilmen Nick Mosby and Carl Stokes. Later this week, we'll tackle the crime fighting proposals by Sheila Dixon and Elizabeth Embry.

Competing plans for how much to cut the city's property tax rate and how fast dominated the 2011 mayoral race in a way we're unlikely to see in post-Freddie Gray Baltimore. Still, the issue is important. The...