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Tag Archives: Greater Baltimore Committee

City leaders slam UMB-UMCP merger proposal

Baltimore leaders have lined up against the proposed merger of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the state’s flagship campus in College Park, with one arguing such an action would be “an unrivaled tragedy.” “Private sector mergers and acquisitions have ...

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Week in review: 10/14/11

More offshore wind leases? Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday in Baltimore that his administration is working on an offshore wind energy bill after one that would have required utilities to enter into long-term contracts was shelved during the last legislative session. ...

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GBC wants to ask state for $2-3 million for downtown project

The Greater Baltimore Committee will seek state funds next year to advance the downtown convention center and arena proposal if a Maryland Stadium Authority study supports the plan. The entire project carries a price tag of about $900 million, but ...

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Joe Nathanson: Public-private deals may build our future

It used to be a no-brainer. You needed roads and bridges for your community’s economy to grow and prosper. That was the view from corporate board rooms to main street merchants and from chambers of commerce to local union halls. ...

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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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Windows narrowing for transportation funding in Maryland

Next year will be a critical time for transportation funding in Maryland, with both federal and state lawmakers facing narrowing windows in which to act on legislation to pay for highways and transit systems, transportation advocates said Monday. Transportation aid ...

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Boosting funding for transportation may not make 2012 session agenda

ANNAPOLIS — The Red Line and Purple Line light rail projects will not be built unless Maryland boosts transportation revenue, but that issue could be crowded out in 2012 by more pressing state needs. Lawmakers will face a $1 billion ...

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Rawlings-Blake says she will be aggressive in Baltimore’s economic development

Hours after her victory in the city’s Democratic primary, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a news conference she plans to take aggressive strides in local economic development, including a restructuring of the Baltimore Development Corp. Rawlings-Blake, 41, defeated five challengers ...

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Donald C. Fry: The bothersome realities of redistricting

Every 10 years, our nation and state undergo a fascinating exercise that is born of outward theoretical logic and professed fairness. But in practice, it defies all logic and is one of the most intensely political processes that our elected ...

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Donald C. Fry: Finding common ground in teacher evaluation

New recommendations from a state panel appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley signal the beginning of what some say will be a “sea change” in how Maryland public school teachers and principals are evaluated. A set of recommendations issued June 20 ...

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