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These workers are making Baltimore a union town again
From museums to grocery stores, a union push is making itself felt in Baltimore. Worker-organizers from a range of industries gather at The Real News studios for a special panel.
Baltimore comptroller sidesteps City Council to scrutinize controversial tax break for developers
After City Council failed to pass a bill requiring a study of controversial tax breaks, the Baltimore Board of Finance has approved a resolution that will require public reporting on critical data related to lucrative tax incentives for developers.
Maryland state says it doesn’t have to account for spending on tax break costing Baltimore $20 million annually
A Public Information Act request filed by Baltimore finance officials has revealed the state does not track costs associated with the Brownfields tax credit, a program that supposedly incentivizes land reclamation but may be being abused by corporate developers.
How Maryland inmates organized for university-level education in prison
From 1979-80, Marshall “Eddie” Conway helped organize a prisoners’ educational outreach program called “To Say Their Own Word,” where prisoners and radicals met inside the Maryland Penitentiary to discuss fascism, capitalism, and the prison system.
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel workers say managers pocket half their tips
The Marriott Waterfront recently recorded record profits and has been exempted from $56 million in taxes since 2001, yet pays some workers just half of what hospitality workers at other area hotels make.
Leaked memo reveals Baltimore officials’ alarm over costs of obscure tax break for corporate developers
An environmental tax credit has netted Baltimore developers tens of millions in tax savings; a leaked memo shows the city knew the program was a problem.
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