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Pugh administration seeks to limit legislation that would block water-bill tax sales in Baltimore

Pugh administration seeks to limit legislation that would block water-bill tax sales in Baltimore

The Pugh administration is attempting to weaken a General Assembly bill that would permanently ban Baltimore City from placing liens against homes, churches and other properties over unpaid water bills.

Arguing the legislation could result in the city losing about $5 million in revenue annually, officials from Mayor Catherine Pugh’s administration are seeking to amend the legislation in Annapolis to apply to only owner-occupied properties without any other city debts.

The legislation — sponsored by Sen. Mary Washington and Del. Nick J. Mosby, both Baltimore Democrats —

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