Bel Air South Community Foundation: “Walmart Leadership in Bentonville, Arkansas Can’t Hear Your Thoughts”

The following letter was sent by the Bel Air South Community Foundation to Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and his administration with a copy to State Delegates and Harford County Councilman Jim McMahan. A copy was provided to The Dagger for publication: Mr. Glassman, The citizens of Bel Air are totally supportive of your fair […]

Liegey: “How Long Will These Games with the Maryland State Pension System Continue? This is Not Monopoly Money Being Manipulated Here”

The following letter was sent from Timothy Liegey to Governor Larry Hogan, U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, as well as members of the Maryland General Assembly. A copy was provided to The Dagger for publication: Dear Governor Hogan: My name is Timothy Liegey and I am a school librarian with the Harford County […]

Whiteley: “Governor is Looking Hard at the SDAT Situation”

From Roy Whiteley, Founder, Marylanders for Fair Property Taxation: Hello Fellow Dissatisfied Property Taxpayers As promised, Mr. Roy McGrath, Senior Advisor to Governor Hogan, called us to discuss some of our issues regarding the flawed, failed, property tax assessment and appeals system. We sent the Governor and staff members a copy of our November, 2012, […]

Burbey: “This Legislation Has the Potential to Strip Local Control of Our Schools From the Citizens of Harford County”

The following letter was sent from Harford County Education Association (HCEA) President Ryan Burbey to all Harford County representatives in the Maryland General Assembly. A copy was provided to The Dagger for publication: As President of the Harford County Education Association, I must express our opposition to SB 595 & HB 486, The Public Charter […]

Whiteley: Critique of 2014 Maryland Assessment Work Group

From Roy Whiteley, Founder, Marylanders for Fair Property Taxation: On February 13, 2015, Senator J. B. Jennings informed us that our annual task force SDAT study bill he was planning to introduce for Maryland’s 2.2 property taxpayers and us was unnecessary. The Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) informed him that the task force study […]

Prost: “Rain Tax” is Easy to Demonize, Harder to Help People Understand Reason for Fee and Risk if It is Reduced or Repealed

From Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation: The so-called “rain tax” is easy to demonize. It makes a convenient political target (“Governor Larry Hogan Introduces Legislation to Repeal ‘Rain Tax,’” Feb. 12). What’s harder is to help people understand the reason for the fee, and the risk to Baltimore and Harford counties of […]