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Mar 8, 2012

Week in review: 3/9/12

State approves I-95 plaza deal The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 Wednesday, with Comptroller Peter Franchot dissenting, to approve a disputed contract with Areas USA to renovate the Maryland House and the Chesapeake House on Interstate 95 to make them “like new” and up to par with other plazas along the East Coast. Demolition and […]

Mar 7, 2012

UB reaches fundraising target with $5M to spare

Five years after it was launched, the capital fundraising campaign at the University of Baltimore not only hit its $40 million goal, but exceeded it by another $5 million. The campaign, called “Uniquely UB: The Campaign for the University of Baltimore,” wrapped up on Dec. 31, but the final results were not released until Tuesday […]

Mar 2, 2012

O’Malley raising money for referendum fight

Gov. Martin O’Malley took less than 18 hours to celebrate his signing of legislation legalizing gay marriage, and now turns his attention toward fundraising to battle opponents who have promised to petition the issue to referendum this fall. “The reality is, there are enough people who oppose equality, that the future of marriage equality is in jeopardy,” […]

Feb 3, 2012

Salisbury completes $40M fundraising campaign

More than 23,000 donors helped Salisbury University raise nearly $40 million in its just-completed six-year fundraising campaign, well above the school’s $25 million goal. “We didn’t just ask the million dollar donors to invest. We asked all the alumni of this institution to invest, and we asked the community to invest,” said Rosemary Thomas, vice […]

Jan 23, 2012

Fundraising success for niche news website Baltimore Brew

Some days, Fern Shen worried. In 2009, the 25-year Baltimore resident and former Washington Post and Evening Sun reporter used a financial contribution from a family member to launch Baltimore Brew, a news website that covers greater Baltimore. Until starting an online fundraising campaign in December through a website called Kickstarter, Shen had sustained the […]

Jan 19, 2012

Maryland lawmakers push against fundraising ruling

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Democratic Reps. Christopher Van Hollen and John Sarbanes are joining Democratic state lawmakers in pushing for a U.S. constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case. Van Hollen and Sarbanes were in Annapolis on Thursday to launch a campaign to gather signatures opposing the 2010 ruling that stripped away some […]

Jan 3, 2012

Democratic Governors Association reports fundraising for 2011

ANNAPOLIS — The Democratic Governors Association chaired by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has reported it raised more than $20 million in 2011. The DGA said Tuesday that the money raised in 2011 outpaces the $12.7 million raised in 2007. O’Malley says he is proud the DGA was able to help Democratic governors win tough races […]

Dec 28, 2011

Bartlett steps up fundraising for House race

FREDERICK — U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett says he’s stepping up fundraising for a re-election bid now that a court has dismissed a challenge to the redistricting map that made Maryland’s 6th Congressional District more competitive. The 10-term Republican incumbent told The Frederick News-Post on Tuesday he raised about $150,000 in recent weeks to boost his […]

Dec 7, 2011

O’Malley re-elected head of Democratic governors

WASHINGTON — The country’s 20 Democratic governors have re-elected Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley as head of their national political organization. The Washington Post reported the step was taken by the Democratic Governors Association on Tuesday at their winter meeting in Los Angeles. It is rare for a governor to serve two terms. The report says the […]

Nov 16, 2011

Baltimore lacks cash for New Year’s fireworks

Kicking off 2012 in Baltimore this year may lack some spark. Officials at the city’s Office of Promotion & the Arts say there is not enough money to produce the Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular entertainment and fireworks display at the Inner Harbor, which attracts 100,000 viewers and revelers. “We have known since the spring […]

Oct 14, 2011

Sen. Cardin announces fundraising totals

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin is reporting he has raised more than $700,000 in the last three months. Cardin, a Democrat, announced his third quarter fundraising report on Friday. The senator, who is running for re-election in November 2012, reports that he has $2.3 million cash on hand. Cardin says more than 1,300 people have donated […]

Oct 2, 2011

Lawyers pitching in to help Baltimore youth lacrosse league

The next season for the Charm City Youth Lacrosse League is still six months away, but already Peter Killough and other volunteers are busy raising money, rounding up equipment, reserving fields, promoting the sport at local recreation centers and searching for a new executive director. “It seems to run pretty seamlessly in April, May and […]

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