| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:47 PM
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling for a nationwide investigation into the "alarming number of deaths and cases of abuse" of developmentally disabled individuals at government-financed residential facilities.
Murphy sent a letter to the inspector general...
| Mar 11, 2013
The Lehigh Valley is the fastest-growing region in Pennsylvania. We are a day's drive from one-third of the population of the United States. The ease of access to large markets, combined with a lower cost of living, affordable real estate, lower taxes and...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:50 AM
My first reaction when I heard Boca Raton-based GEO Group was paying $6 million for stadium naming rights to Florida Atlantic University: A prison company sponsoring a college football stadium? Wouldn’t the University of Miami Hurricanes be a better...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Two pro-port privatization robocalls are floating around, and it's unclear who's behind them.
We broke the story in this morning's Daily Press about a call that blasts Virginia International Terminals' outgoing CEO Joe Dorto for his high salary and...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:51 PM
The manufacturers of Asia just got a lot closer to Baltimore.
Four massive cranes at the Seagirt Marine Terminal began writing the next chapter in the region's maritime history Thursday morning as they started unloading a 981-foot cargo ship laden...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The CTA is receiving strong and enthusiastic feedback from the private sector about investing in two mega-projects along the Red and Purple lines that the transit agency could not afford to undertake on its own for many years, CTA President Forrest...
| Jan 26, 2013
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge's decision to void the proposed $1.5 billion public-private partnership to redevelop the State Center office complex in Baltimore puts the state in a severe bind. It now faces both the immediate, practical concerns about...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:44 PM
The state has a long list of public-works projects but little money. The private sector is willing to invest but has been starved for work.
From that simple equation comes a business model called public-private partnerships — or P3s — that...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:54 PM
The Orange County Fair Board agreed Thursday to formally oppose a bill that activists warned could lead to privatization of the publicly owned fairgrounds.
Theresa Sears and Reggie Mundekis of the Orange County Fair Preservation Society alleged that...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:22 AM
There's a P3 in your future.
Maryland is poised to join 34 states and key federal agencies in transforming the way government works. The new mantra, "P3," is shorthand for public-private partnerships.
Maryland's P3 legislation, championed by Lt. Gov....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:43 PM
The criminal allegations against Nolan Bernard could put him in prison for life. But on Monday, it was his tenuous link to Orange County's home-confinement program — through its most damning failure, the case of Bessman Okafor — that he was...