A Secret Society Tied to the Underground Railroad Fights to Save Its Home
The New York Times
On a brisk morning in November, bright yellow leaves from a huge ginkgo tree scattered onto the front yard of 87 MacDonough Street. Under peeling paint and missing cornices, Essie Gregory stood on the steps of the huge, ramshackle mansion in the heart of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn with a small group of visitors.
Public facility corporations: How for-profit builders get 100% property tax write-offs
The projects were approved by becoming something called public facility corporations. In exchange for making some units affordable, developers receive a 100% property tax break – a pretty big carrot in a state where property taxes can be steep.
WV Gov. Justice's car tax rebate plan: What to know
Mountain State Spotlight
The day before he was in Wyoming County, imploring an audience at the Twin Falls Resort State Park to vote against the measure to cut some personal property and business taxes. The next day, he would be in Fairmont, his eleventh stop in the campaign.