Md. lawmakers say appointments to handgun permit board won’t save it

Del. Vanessa Atterbeary. (File Photo)

Sponsors of vetoed legislation abolishing the Handgun Permit Review Board praised the qualifications of three new appointments to that panel but say it’s unlikely the board will survive. Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican in his second term, announced five candidates to ...

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UMMS adopts some reforms required by legislature


The University of Maryland Medical System has adopted a conflict of interest policy consistent with reforms required by the state legislature and signed into state law last month. The new policy includes prohibition on sole-source contracts with system board members, sets recusal ...

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House Republicans ask Hogan to withhold funding for the BSO

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. (File Photo)

Republicans in the House of Delegates are asking Gov. Larry Hogan to withhold state funding for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra until the orchestra can provide a sustainable financial plan. The orchestra Thursday announced it would shorten its season, including eliminating ...

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Give without being asked


While this column often tries to emphasize the importance of charitable work not only to help your community but your career as a young professional, this week I want to talk about the value of anonymity. I learned this important ...

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State Center: An extremely ugly unicorn?


The canceled $1.5 billion State Center project is a unicorn. An extremely ugly unicorn. Michael Edney, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, representing developer State Center LLC, and retired Judge Dennis Sweeney agreed Wednesday that an unattractive mythical horse made ...

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Developers seek tax deal for east Baltimore affordable apartments

Daniel Henson, president of The Henson Development Co. Inc., said his company revised its plans for Fells Point Station after the luxury condo market collapsed. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Baltimore’s spending board is slated to consider a tax deal for the developer behind part of a proposed massive overhaul of east Baltimore properties, including public housing sites. Mission First Housing Development Co. and the Henson Development Co., operating as ...

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation calls for legal action against Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump’s plan to slash 90 percent of Chesapeake Bay cleanup funding would drop the budget $73 million to $7.3 million and are nestled in a proposed 33.7 percent decrease in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency. (File photo)

A leading environmental group is calling for stronger federal enforcement and potential litigation against Pennsylvania if that state does not improve its efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. A status report on a six-state compact to improve the water ...

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The importance of mentoring


When we consider the various ways we are compensated as attorneys, we often focus on the obvious items as most valuable – such as salary, medical benefits and so on. I think the availability and use of a mentor is ...

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Hogan announces more vetoes, including handgun permit measure

"We have $240 million that the legislature played political games with and put into a fenced-off area, which we said repeatedly we're not going to allow them to play those kind of games," Gov. Larry Hogan said last week. (File Photo)

A bill abolishing the board that oversees appeals of concealed carry handgun permits has been vetoed by Gov. Larry Hogan. The bill was one of nearly a dozen passed by the General Assembly in 2019 that Hogan announced he will ...

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