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Eye Opener: Labor secretary leaves for Baltimore

Gov. Martin O’Malley now must replace two open cabinet positions. Alexander M. Sanchez, secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation since 2009, will become Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s chief of staff on June 16. Sanchez follows the departure ...

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Eye Opener: Maryland transportation boss steps down

After presiding over the opening of the long-delayed Inter-County Connector and guiding the state into a lauded public-private partnership deal with Ports America Chesapeake, which runs day-to-day operations at the Seagirt Marine Terminal at the Port of Baltimore, state transportation Secretary ...

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Judge dissolves I-95 travel plaza restraining order

A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge Friday dissolved a restraining order that prevented the Board of Public Works from awarding a contract to redevelop two Interstate 95 travel plazas. With the restraining order rescinded, the board is free to vote ...

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Pipkin demands Maryland transportation head step down

State Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-Upper Shore, has turned his sights on another branch of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration. The top Republican in the upper chamber, Pipkin called Friday for the resignation of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley in the wake ...

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Who would feel the proposed Maryland gas tax hike?

While a 15-cent bump in the state’s gas tax may seem steep —  the increase would amount to nearly 64 percent — members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding were divided on how much of the burden ...

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July busiest month ever at BWI Airport

July was the busiest month ever for Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport with 2.2 million commercial passengers, according to figures released Tuesday by the airport. Passenger traffic increased 1.6 percent during the record-setting month over the previous mark, set in ...

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More on the Maryland transportation funding puzzle

Sen. Ed Kasemeyer, the chairman of the powerful Budget and Taxation Committee, had a frank assessment Wednesday of the General Assembly’s record on the gasoline tax. “We just didn’t do our job,” he said. The excise tax on gasoline has ...

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Report: Maryland among best at assessing transportation needs

Maryland is one of the best states in the country at measuring the performance of its transportation network, according to a report to be released Wednesday by The Pew Center on the States and The Rockefeller Foundation. The data collected ...

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