Gov. Martin O’Malley made the right call this week in commissioning an in-depth study of drilling for natural gas in Western Maryland’s portion of the Marcellus Shale. Such drilling would require the use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” — a ...Read More »
Just before Marylanders began the summer ritual of heading for the beach in large numbers came word that state transportation officials are considering hefty toll hikes. Good. Maryland’s toll roads and bridges are another part of our transportation infrastructure that ...
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Six months ago, when the Greater Baltimore Committee advanced a bold proposal to expand the city’s convention center and connect it to a new arena, we praised the idea but warned that the public and private sectors would have to ...Read More »
One potato, two potato, three potato, four. Counting used to seem so simple. Then along came the Maryland Transit Administration and things got so complicated. Depending on whether the agency was reporting its fiscal 2009 numbers to the feds or ...Read More »
At last, we’re hearing serious talk from our governor about an issue that can no longer be ignored. But that talk must lead to action. We’re talking about the sorry state of Maryland’s Transportation Trust Fund and the obvious and ...Read More »
The $30 million gift to the University of Maryland School of Law from the W.P. Carey Foundation means much, much more than a name change. As the largest donation in the law school’s history and one of the largest ever ...Read More »
There is an understandable urgency to get Baltimore’s slots casino back on track, but it’s not clear whether steps taken this week will help or hurt that cause. The process has been mired in legal machinations since December 2009 when ...
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Two key reports on the current state of downtown Baltimore and what to do about it were issued last week – one by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and the other by the mayor’s task force on office vacancy rates. ...Read More »
The word from Google finally came down last week, and for Baltimore it was disappointing: The California Internet giant picked Kansas City, Kan., as the beta site for an ultra-fast broadband network designed to increase Web access for residents and ...Read More »
Members of the Baltimore City Council spent more than four hours Wednesday night asking questions they should have asked a long time ago. The answers they got from officials of East Baltimore Development Inc. weren’t always the answers the council ...Read More »