Tax policy is never an easy topic of conversation in Anne Arundel County, where a revolt by taxpayers 30 years ago hobbled government with a revenue cap and still echoes politically and culturally. This year in the General Assembly, local lawmakers are focused on two major themes for county taxpayers: Tax cuts that would give the county power to help businesses hurt by the pandemic, and tax rate flexibility that would give the county the power to shift more of the tax burden to those at the top of the economy. There are, to be sure, wider tax measures coming out of the assembly that will impact county consumers and businesses.
Our Say: Taxation bills would give more power to Anne Arundel County. That’s a good thing.
February 19, 2021