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Peters, Schrader moved to new posts as legal battle continues

Dennis Schrader and Wendi Peters

Two embattled state appointees have been reassigned in an attempt to restore their paychecks and resolve, at least in part, a standoff between Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic leaders in the legislature. Wendi Peters and Dennis Schrader, the acting ...

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Hogan re-appoints Peters, Schrader over objections of Senate Democrats

Dennis Schrader and Wendi Peters

Lawmakers barely got out of Annapolis before Gov. Larry Hogan sent a message about how the Senate handled his appointments. Two of the most contentious appointments — Wendi Peters and Dennis Schrader — were re-appointed by Hogan Tuesday, less than ...

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Locals praise PlanMaryland clarifications

ANNAPOLIS — Frederick County officials are praising clarifications to PlanMaryland, a statewide development plan criticized by many local officials from rural parts of the state. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the measure on Tuesday. Supporters say the bill clarifies that the ...

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Judge weighs dismissal of Frederick growth dispute

FREDERICK — A Frederick County judge is considering dismissing a lawsuit filed by several environmental groups challenging the county’s plan to increase development potential by about 50 percent. The Frederick News-Post reports that Circuit Judge Julie Solt will issue a ...

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Joe Nathanson: Counties face implementation of PlanMaryland

A recent meeting with Rich Josephson at the state planning department gave me a window into the next steps in Maryland’s long-running campaign to manage its land wisely. Josephson, as director of planning services, is the Maryland Department of Planning’s ...

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O’Malley septic bill amended

ANNAPOLIS — A series of nine amendments to the O’Malley administration’s septic bill cleared the Senate, preserving longstanding control of septic use with local planning authorities. “Land use is a very hot topic for local governments, and Maryland statute has ...

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