WASHINGTON — Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot made clear before taking office in 2007 that he would expand the job description beyond collecting taxes, paying the state’s bills and auditing its agencies, and he is living up to that promise. ...Read More »
A $28,000 suit was filed against William Donald Schaefer’s estate and deliberations are underway in the Exxon Mobil mass-action lawsuit. Those stories and more were the most-read on our site this week in our legal affairs top 5. 1. Schaefer ...Read More »
Baltimore praised as convention site The Americas Meeting and Events Exhibition drew more than 3,000 meeting and convention planners to the Baltimore Convention Center this week in what city officials called an opportunity to show the world “the new Baltimore” — ...Read More »
A frequent political candidate and disbarred lawyer who claims he had a 25-year friendship with William Donald Schaefer has filed a $28,000 claim against the late governor’s estate. J. Michael Schaefer, who is not related to the governor, alleges he ...Read More »
Grim news on the residential home sales front released Tuesday by Standard & Poor’s show a first quarter decline by 4.2 percent in the U.S. National Home Price Index. That means housing values continue to turn downward. The report highlighted ...
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Baltimore needs a mega-casino at the Inner Harbor. So says former mayor Thomas A. D’Alesandro III. The city can’t pay its own way anymore and gambling is the only revenue game left in town. As a mayor of Baltimore, D’Alessandro ...Read More »
A longtime aide to William Donald Schaefer is the largest benefactor of the former governor and Baltimore mayor’s will. According to Schaefer’s last will and testament, which was publicly released on Tuesday, Lainy LeBow-Sachs is to receive $500,000, as well ...Read More »
As my Romanian grandmother would say, his body isn’t cold yet — and now this. A week after the elegant funeral for legendary Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor and comptroller William Donald Schaefer, local politicians and civic leaders have wasted ...Read More »
It’s time for more doing and less suing. It’s also time for seeing who runs Baltimore. In a forceful essay in The Baltimore Sun this week, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake boldly asserts herself. Her general target? A tendency to sue when ...Read More »
With City Hall as a backdrop, Frank M. Conaway Sr. declared at noon on Monday his candidacy for mayor in what is looking like a crowded Democratic primary race on Sept. 13. Conaway, 78, a resident of Ashburton and the city’s ...
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