Property taxes are too high in Prince George’s County, and the State of Maryland. One of the most effective ways to address this matter is to grow our business sector. We must create employment centers in Prince George’s County (developing around our metro stations must be a priority and other strategic
locations). Increased revenue from business taxes could help to offset high property taxes.
High property taxes hurt all citizens, but they particularly harm our senior citizens. We must protect our senior citizens.
We must ensure that we receive an equitable share of funding from the Kirwan Commission funding formula for public schools.
The HBCU settlement of $577 million should be the down payment on a long-term plan to redress the inequitable funding from the State of Maryland over the years.
Prince George’s County Public Schools must develop a long-term plan to upgrade the physical plant of county schools, while ensuring that the academic performance is significantly improved at all levels.