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Rushern L. Baker III

Despite TRIM law, county exec Baker proposes property tax increase

Despite TRIM law, county exec Baker proposes property tax increase

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III's proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 includes an aggressive plan to increase spending on education and public safety by raising tax revenues. The property tax, which has not seen an increase in more than three decades, would rise by 15 percent under Baker's plan, from 96 cents to $1.11 per $100 of assessable property. In his budget proposal released late last week, the county executive is also proposing higher personal property and telecommunications tax rates. The revenue increases would fund an additional $135.7 million in funding for the county's public school system, a 7.6 percent increase over last...

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