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Gov. Hogan Proposes Nearly $24 Million in Additional Funding for City Schools

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 27, 2017 9:24am

Gov. Larry Hogan shakes hands with Mr. Boh aboard the Pride of Baltimore on Saturday. Photo via Gov. Larry Hogan/Twitter.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Sunday offered to help Baltimore City Schools bridge a $130 million funding gap for next school year in a deal with some attached “fiscal accountability requirements,” though one Maryland lawmaker says his offer may be for naught.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Mayor Pugh Decides to Veto Proposed $15 Minimum Wage Increase

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 24, 2017 2:56pm

Still via Periscope/Mayor Catherine Pugh

Mayor Pugh today reneged on a campaign promise to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, saying she would rather follow the state’s timeline for increasing hourly wages and will veto a proposed increase approved this week by the City Council.

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Culture, Featured, Money & Power

Ted Leonsis Preaches Desire for Baltimore, D.C. and Richmond to Become a ‘Super City’

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 24, 2017 11:56am

Ted Leonsis speaks at the CEO Club of Baltimore. Still via YouTube/CEO Club of Baltimore.

At an appearance at an elite club of business leaders in Baltimore on Wednesday, D.C. sports mogul Ted Leonsis said he’s excited by the notion of the three nearby major East Coast cities – Baltimore, Richmond and Washington, D.C. – merging to become a “super city.”

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Food & Drink, Money & Power

Breweries Bitter Over Maryland Beer Bill

0 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 4:17pm

 

Courtesy Diageo USA

A bill that would allow Maryland breweries to sell more beer sounds like a pretty easy sell, but it’s proving to go down hard in Annapolis. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Marilyn Mosby Says Seven Cops’ Indictments Affect More than 200 Cases; Public Defender Estimates Tally “in the Thousands”

0 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 1:34pm

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

City prosecutors, public defenders and private attorneys have all been preoccupied since federal authorities indicted seven Baltimore police officers on federal racketeering charges last month. At a press conference this morning, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby revealed her office has identified more than 50 active cases and over 150 closed and adjudicated cases affected by the indictments.

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Lifeline, Money & Power

Senate Committee Moves Fracking Ban Proposal to a Full Vote

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 5:19pm

Photo by Kevin Galens – Flickr

A measure that would permanently ban fracking across Maryland has moved one step closer to fruition by escaping, thanks to a Senate committee.

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Money & Power

What Did Gov. Hogan Discuss Today with Trump Cabinet Members in D.C.?

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 2:10pm

Photo via Gov. Larry Hogan/Twitter

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan traveled down the beltway today to meet with members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet.

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Featured, Money & Power, Schools

City Schools, Council President Identify $40 Million Combined to Further Reduce Budget Gap

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 11:28am

Money would come from cuts within City Schools and, potentially, police overtime funds.

Baltimore City Public Schools leaders say they have found another $30 million to cut into the remaining $70 million budget gap for next school year, and the head of the Baltimore City Council says he may know of another $10 million that the city could redirect to schools.

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Featured, Fells Point, Money & Power, Real Estate & Home

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore Hotel Opens in Fells Point – Without Lead Developer Kevin Plank

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 5:00pm

Gov. Larry Hogan, Mayor Catherine Pugh and others cut the ribbon at a ceremony opening the new hotel.

Baltimore’s historic Recreation Pier is officially a luxury hotel.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Md. House Passes Bill Protecting Immigrants, Which Gov. Hogan Promptly Promises to Veto

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 9:53am

Photo via U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Wikimedia Commons

The Maryland House of Delegates yesterday passed a measure restricting law enforcement from stopping individuals due to suspicions about their immigration status. Gov. Larry Hogan promptly said he doesn’t plan to let that bill become law.

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