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  • New York, New Jersey governors veto bill to reform Port Authority

     The governors of New York and New Jersey jointly vetoed legislation Saturday aimed at overhauling the Port Authority and proposed instead a series of reforms they said would go further in bringing accountability to the agency.
  • Mikulski stood up for Md. health care

    Mikulski stood up for Md. health care
    The spending bill recently approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama includes provisions important to Marylanders ("For better or worse, spending bill passes," Dec. 15). Thanks to the hard work of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, chair of the Senate...

    New ordinance allows closer inspection of prospective pawnbrokers

    Pawnbrokers, junk peddlers and second-hand dealers will have to undergo more rigorous back checks by police before receiving a license, according to an ordinance change approved by Burbank City Council last week. The ordinance, which passed in a 4-0 vote...

    State council: Fort Monroe Authority closed meeting improperly

    State council: Fort Monroe Authority closed meeting improperly
    The closed-door meeting during which Fort Monroe Authority board chairman John Lawson disclosed a possible conflict of interest with The Chamberlin's expansion plans was convened in violation of state law, the state Freedom of Information Council said....

    New state law closes loophole for rental code violations

    New state law closes loophole for rental code violations
    The state is making it easier to crack down on absentee owners of rat-infested vacant homes and properties marred by broken windows and waist-high weeds. A law that went into effect Monday closed a loophole that let landlords say "mine" when...