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Week in review – 3/16/12: Exelon takeover becomes official

Exelon takeover becomes official Exelon Corp. will proceed immediately with staffing decisions now that the company has completed its $7.9 billion acquisition of Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group, a company spokeswoman said. The deal, which had been in the works for nearly ...

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Senate passes bill to increase taxes for most in state

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate passed budget legislation on Thursday that includes an income tax increase for most taxpayers, leading a Republican lawmaker to say during a contentious debate that “Karl Marx would be proud” of higher taxes on the ...

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Senators want to know more about agency office relocation

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate on Wednesday approved a budget change to withhold $500,000 from a state agency — unless it provides more information about Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to relocate a housing department. The move came as senators worked ...

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Lawsuit filed to void state lab construction contract at EBDI

A lawsuit seeking to void the $170 million construction contract awarded for a new state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene lab at the East Baltimore Development Inc. site was filed Monday as plaintiffs charge that the contract was awarded ...

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Mayor calls for lighting the city purple before Ravens’ playoff run

As if Baltimoreans needed a reminder to support their Ravens as they head into the playoffs, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a statement Wednesday urging residents to “Light the city purple.” On Tuesday, members of the Ravens own painting crew sprayed ...

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Judge dismisses State Center countersuit

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge Friday dismissed a $100 million countersuit filed by the state Department of General Services against a group of plaintiffs suing to halt the mega State Center development based on charges that the state violated ...

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Anne Arundel delegates press for answers on DHCD HQ move

At a hearing Monday, Anne Arundel County delegates had hoped to learn more of the dollar figures justifying the proposed move of the Department of Housing and Community Development from its state-owned headquarters in Crownsville to rental space at the ...

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O’Malley seeks animal waste power plant for Maryland

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s latest effort to bring more green energy to the state is clean only in the strictest of energy-industry terms. The state is soliciting proposals for a 10-megawatt power plant fueled with animal waste — “such as poultry ...

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Superblock demolition faces vote

Baltimore’s $150 million Superblock project will inch forward once again Wednesday if the city’s Board of Estimates approves a contract to demolish two buildings at the downtown site. The $2.5 million contract would raze the former Greyhound Bus station at ...

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