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Ballot Questions

Ballot Questions

Along with the usual (and unusual) candidates, voters will be asked to decide how much money to lend several venerable institutions, with taxpayers as the co-signers. And there are several questions of policy wrapped up as charter amendments. First, the money. Questions A-G are all dollar amounts to be lent to or spent on particular causes. These are General Obligation bonds that the city (or more accurately its chosen bond counsel) will sell to investors in or about January 2015. G.O. bonds are a tradition in Baltimore and many other jurisdictions. The good news is that borrowing costs have never been lower. The benchmark interest rates on both tax-exempt and taxed municipal bonds are...

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