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Eye Opener: Waving hello from MACo

Elected officials began arriving in Ocean City Wednesday for the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference, including several state lawmakers fresh off a grueling, post-midnight finish to the state’s second special legislative session this year.

I’m at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center with those officials for the next two days.

But while I’m soaking up the sun on the beach … uh, I mean, attending seminars and workshops … here’s what else is going on in state government:

  • reports on the federal and Maryland DREAM Act. The Maryland law, allowing undocumented immigrant students brought to the country as children to receive in-state tuition at state universities, faces a referendum challenge in November.
  • The Baltimore Sun reports on a technicality in the Senate’s special session proceedings that the minority leader believes was unconstitutional.
  • The Associated Press reports that the a federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of assets of RG Steel, which owns  Sparrows Point steel mill. The mill laid off about 2,000 employees this summer after idling operations.

One comment

  1. Maryland Esquire

    Why has there been a dearth of coverage by the Daily Record, Marland’s business and legal newspaper, about the legal and business aspects of the closure of Sparrows Point, with the fast-tracked bankruptcy sale to a liquidation company?

    The only media outlet providing any sort of adequate coverage of this issue is the Baltimore Brew. The articles from the Baltimore Brew, as well as some of the information provided by commenters, appears to reveal a long-term plan by the State of Maryland and developers going back years, to take over the site known as Sparrows Point.

    Coverage of this issue is likely politically incorrect, but do your readers a favor and do some actual reporting on this issue.