Tifs

Some articles on tif, tifs:

Baltimore Development Corporation - Tax Credits - Tax Increment Financing
... Tax increment financing (TIF) is a way of subsidizing current development based on the expectation of future tax gains ... To pay for a TIF subsidy, the city issues a bond, which it expect to pay back based later from taxes ... The state of Maryland authorized Baltimore to use TIFs in 1994 however, the city was required to secure voter approval through referendum and none were issued ...
Crusade Cycle - The Cycle - "Historical" Cycle
... Following the capture of Antioch, Corbaran returns home with the Christian chétifs ("captives") ... The chétifs then attack and kill the dragon Sathanas, in perhaps the most fanciful episode of the cycle ... episode, Arpin of Bourges saves Corbaran's son from various misadventures, and the chétifs are set free to join the rest of the crusaders on the way to Jerusalem ...