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Don’t forget the judicial candidates

 The number of mayoral debates has become overwhelming. The sheer mass of candidates makes many of these events meaningless since the participants are given so little time to express their views. Yet they keep getting scheduled, and the City Council races are...

Montgomery Co. budget calls for 8.7 percent tax hike

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Montgomery County Council is preparing to get to work on a new budget that includes a spending increase on education and a property tax hike that would be the largest in eight years at nearly 9 percent. Read...

Doing what’s fair on the historic tax credit

As a general rule, Baltimore City can’t afford to give people bigger tax breaks than they deserve. The city is perennially strapped for cash, and as an analysis commissioned by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shows, it will have to make significant cuts in...