Baltimore’s latest proposal to overhaul a low income housing project and an abandoned outdoor mall may include a huge tax incentive for developers, but city council president Jack Young says he has “no appetite” for another tax break.
School Closings and Food Deserts in the African American community of West Dayton while tax incentives are given to build luxury housing downtown are the focus of a conversation with activists from Racial Justice NOW!
The glib remark came during a serious debate over the real cost of tax breaks to developers as the city moves forward with new incentives while state analysts warn the final price tag of these expansive private subsidies is unknown by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
In the second installment in the series TRNN speaks to Racial Justice NOW an Ohio based organization that wants to stop the intentional economic dislocation of its community by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
Author and political scientist Lester Spence says the discussion around Baltimore’s flagging school system ignores the fundamental priorities of a city that favors corporations over its children
According to some estimates, there would be between $13-$95B less in charitable giving by individuals, because raising the individual deduction removes the tax incentive to give, says David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy
Advocates delivered a petition to Baltimore finance officials to demand $40 million per year to fund affordable housing and fix blight, part of plan they say will restore equity to a city that has doled out big tax breaks to wealthy developers
Mounting losses for the taxpayer backed Baltimore Convention Center Hotel make one thing clear, no matter how bad a deal performs, Wall Street always banks a profit
A Real News investigation of the city’s inclusionary housing law reveals that despite a consensus change is needed, little has been done to fix it