Maryland’s new governor may face some tough economic times with a budget deficit and now news of a possible property tax hike.
Mayor Vincent Gray is asking the D.C. Council to reject a bill that would provide property tax relief to some District of Columbia homeowners.
The Baltimore County Council is closer to adopting what some members are calling a “very bare-bones budget.”
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is warning lawmakers this will be one of the most contentious sessions ever in terms of dealing with the budget.
The chief fiscal analyst for the Maryland General Assembly warned lawmakers on Monday that they need to prepare for the “big train that is coming” from federal budget cuts by reducing the state’s running budget deficit in this legislative session.
There is talk of tax increases in Baltimore and it’s coming from the ACLU. They say the sales tax and the meal-beverage tax need to go up to help fix city schools.