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Baltimore County executive proposes county's first income tax increase in nearly 30 years

Baltimore County executive proposes county's first income tax increase in nearly 30 years

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. is seeking the county’s first income tax increase in nearly 30 years — plus new fees on development and additional charges on residents’ monthly cellphone and cable bills.

The move is a marked turn from decades of political tradition in the suburban county, where executives have made it a priority to hold the line on taxes. The county last raised its income tax rate in 1992.

Olszewski presented his $3.4 billion budget plan Monday morning to the County Council, saying the...

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