Maryland county, city leaders push for more transportation money

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was in Annapolis on Tuesday to press lawmakers to restore funding for the city's road and transit networks after years of budget state raids that have sapped local transportation funds. During a hearing on that topic, she was asked by a Republican delegate what Baltimore was doing to expand its tax base. The mayor spoke of easing permitting and regulations and working to attract high-tech companies to the city. "We just had a business relocate from Prince George’s County…" Rawlings-Blake said, trailing off as many in the hearing room started to laugh. Sitting two seats to the mayor's left was Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.

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