The recently released feasibility study of the concept of a combined arena-convention center expansion project near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor deals head-on with key issues raised and debated in the wake of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s announcement last May to champion ...Read More »
A feasibility study has found that the proposed expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center plus a new arena and hotel could increase annual direct spending by as much as $181.6 million in the city and support as many as 3,100 ...Read More »
A proposed expansion to the Baltimore Convention Center and a new downtown arena could increase direct spending by $138.7 million to $181.6 million annually, potentially supporting 2,360 to 3,100 new jobs, according to a study released Monday by the Maryland ...
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Christopher Thomaskutty, Baltimore’s deputy mayor of public safety and operations, resigned Friday to become an executive at Mercy Health Services. Thomaskutty will serve as vice president for corporate affairs and chief of staff at the downtown medical center. His resignation ...Read More »
There’s a coordinated push by Gov. Martin O’Malley to raise Maryland’s gasoline tax by applying the state’s sales tax of 6 percent to fuel purchases. That means that, at current gas prices, the state tax would rise from 23.5 cents ...Read More »
To tax? To build? To reprioritize? Regardless the answer, all of the state leaders who gathered Monday morning for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s legislative forum wanted to talk transportation. The debate sparked after Paul Kelly, chairman of the Maryland Motor ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — More than 150 people braved the cold Thursday afternoon to gather in front of the State House and urge lawmakers to raise their taxes. The coalition of business leaders, transportation advocates, union officials and construction workers called for ...
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With many long-simmering issues likely to come to a boil this year, lawmakers face a legislative session that will be dominated by Maryland’s lingering fiscal woes and an agenda full of unfinished business from years past. The budget deficit stands ...
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How could the Baltimore region experience job losses in six of eight major employment sectors since 2008 yet rank in the top five for employment performance when compared to 19 other key competing U.S. regions? The answer lies in our ...Read More »
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake tried out elements of what could be her inaugural speech Monday at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 37th annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Inner Harbor. “Our number one goal in ...Read More »