Eye Opener: Gansler seeks minimum wage hike
A few government and politics headlines for Friday.
Editorial: Too much infighting over city’s development projects
All the recent sniping over whether to grant taxpayer-financed infrastructure subsidies to help lure Exelon to a proposed development at Harbor Point has obscured a critical point — that ultimately, any new development will help the city as a whole.
Montgomery County awarded $40M by Defense Department
BETHESDA — The Department of Defense says Montgomery County has been awarded $40 million in grants for transportation projects at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. Defense officials say the grants will help Walter Reed deal with increased traffic caused by base realignment. The DOD say the realignment has increased personnel at […]
Grants OK’d to aid Maryland technology projects
The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program announced grants for 16 technology product development projects worth $4.1 million. The projects include: floating islands to clean the Chesapeake Bay; an electronic baseball home plate; pest-resistant soybeans; low-inertia running shoes; and a synthetic filtration system for stormwater runoff. They also include treatments for anthrax, esophageal cancer[...]
Federal stalemate affecting construction projects at BWI
A congressional stalemate has put $681 million worth of Federal Aviation Administration construction projects on ice, including a new radar system for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The party-line impasse came Friday when the Republican-led House and Democrat-led Senate disagreed over provisions in the FAA’s funding reauthorization and left for the weekend without [...]
36 new stem cell projects to share $10.4M from state
The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission has recommended funding 36 new projects with the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund’s $10.4 million budget. After the commission reviewed 180 applications, the board of directors of the Maryland Technology Development Corp. approved the recommendations Wednesday. The commission gave preference to proposals that focused on advancing regenerative medicine b[...]
Builders began work on fewer projects in 2010
WASHINGTON — U.S. builders began work on fewer homes, shopping centers and other projects in 2010, pushing total building activity down to the lowest point in a decade. Construction spending dropped 10.3 percent last year, marking the fifth annual decline, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. It fell to $814.18 billion in 2010, the lowest level […]
Salisbury University projects to be done by summer
SALISBURY — The massive overhaul now transforming the face of Salisbury University’s campus is, according to officials, moving along nicely and all work should be wrapped up by summer. There are four active projects ongoing: construction of the new Perdue School of Business and the Seagull Square residence hall and retail complex, and the renovations […]