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Board of Estimates hears testimony before Grand Prix vote

The Baltimore Board of Estimates on Wednesday heard testimony — both positive and negative — from IndyCar, Visit Baltimore, citizens and others before taking its vote on whether to approve the contract for Downforce Racing to assume control of the city's Grand Prix.

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Baltimore Grand Prix management contract approved by Board of Estimates

The city’s Board of Estimates voted 3-2 Wednesday to approve a contract with Downforce Racing LLC for the right to run the Baltimore Grand Prix for the next five years. Comptroller Joan M. Pratt and City Council President Bernard C. ...

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Young votes against police settlement

“Great morning, everyone,” Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young said in calling to order today’s giddy, post-election Board of Estimates meeting. There was plenty of back-slapping between Young and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, whose victories were nearly as dominant as the Ravens’ beatdown ...

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Baltimore casino plans face new legal hurdle

The state’s second effort to bring a casino to Baltimore and a developer’s drive to stop it both inched forward Wednesday, setting up a court battle in the coming days that could determine how soon slot machines are up and ...

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