Cost of Living - The Kittleman Record
These are challenging economic times. Inflation is at a 40-year high, making the cost of gas and groceries more expensive for all. Allan Kittleman is committed to working to reduce taxes and fees, and to create a more affordable Howard County for everyone.
During his four years as county executive, Allan Kittleman not only held the line on taxes and fees, but he fought against new taxes and worked to reduce the high cost of living by increasing the number of tax credits. He established the Aging in Place Tax Credit, as well as a credit for public safety officers who live in Howard County. He fought to eliminate the Rain Tax, and support water quality initiatives through existing resources. Allan has a record of fighting to make sure government lives within its means, just like you do.
A Stark Contrast
While the economic hardships aren’t unique to Howard County, County Executive Ball has only made it worse.
Howard County residents are paying more at the store, more at the pump, and more in local taxes and fees thanks to County Executive Ball. With inflation now at 8.5%, he made the impact worse by hiking taxes and fees, such as:
- Fire Tax – up 34%
- Transfer Tax – up 25%
- Trash Fee – up 48%
To make matters worse, he piled on new regulations on businesses that have increased costs at a time when they are still suffering from the economic impact caused by COVID. All of this has cut into the pockets of hardworking Howard County taxpayers on a daily basis at a time when they’re paying more just to keep up.
During his four years as county executive, Allan Kittleman held the line on taxes and fees. Allan Kittleman understands that if people of Howard County have to live within their means, so should the county. Allan is committed to cutting unnecessary taxes and expanding tax credits to create a more affordable Howard County for everyone.