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Tag Archives: Maryland Department of Planning

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

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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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Panel releases Maryland legislative district map

ANNAPOLIS — An advisory panel on redistricting for the Maryland General Assembly has released a proposed map to represent demographic changes from the 2010 census. The map released Friday contains 12 districts that are majority African American, an increase from ...

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