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Promises linked to Hilton not fulfilled

Promises linked to Hilton not fulfilled

As Baltimore finance officials ponder how to address chronic shortfalls in revenues from the city-owned Hilton Baltimore — which will cost taxpayers at least $2 million this year — some members of the City Council say political promises made in 2005 to get the hotel built in the first place have not fully materialized.

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Red Line plods along, to mixed reviews

Potential road, highway, bridge and mass transit projects will soon receive a badly needed infusion of money now that the General Assembly has agreed to increase gas taxes and transit fares to augment the balance of the Transportation Trust Fund.

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Calvin Ball: Sequestration crippling for education

Education is the most democratizing force that can empower every generation across our great nation. In a time when we are slipping behind the rest of the world in college completion and we see the ripple effects that educational attainment can have on jobs and our economy, health and happiness, draconian cuts would be devastating. Maryland has the distinction of having a top-rated educational system, and Howard County is often at the top of that system.

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Residents win housing accommodation suit

The condominium board and property managers of a Prince George’s County development failed to prove that two disabled residents’ requests for side- and back-door keys were unreasonable, and must pay $40,000 as a result, the state’s highest court held.

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Md. House panels approve gun control bill

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers on two panels voted Friday night to advance a gun-control measure that is a top priority of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s legislative agenda, making some changes but leaving intact the most significant provisions. Members of the House ...

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