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George W. Della Jr.

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  • Ground rent at top of agenda

    Key state lawmakers plan to meet Wednesday morning, hours before the General Assembly session opens, to try to hammer out consensus on phasing out the state's arcane system of ground rents. "The time has come for us to sunset this ground rent business,"...
  • Ground-rent owners rush to file suits

    Even though a state law ending ground-rent ejectments takes effect today, Baltimore residents will for years face the prospect of having their homes seized by investors or being hit with large fees over small unpaid land debts. About 775 cases - some...
  • Deadline looms on city bills

    More than 20,000 Baltimore property owners who have fallen behind on real estate taxes or services such as water bills must pay up by the end of the month or face possible foreclosure. City officials plan at their annual tax sale next month to auction up...
  • Water bill revisited

    Two-thirds of Baltimore's City Council agreed last night to sponsor hastily resurrected legislation to prevent homeowners from losing their homes over unpaid water bills, all but assuring its swift passage. City officials, meanwhile, mulled the...
  • Ground rent owners sue for compensation

    Dozens of Maryland's largest holders of ground rents sued the state yesterday, seeking compensation that could exceed $400 million, contending that ground rent reform laws effectively seized their property. The 23-page lawsuit, filed in Anne Arundel...
  • Ground rent reform faces test in U.S. court today

    Maryland's ground rent reform faces a key test in federal court today as the state seeks to dismiss a case filed by dozens of the largest holders. U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis is expected to hear arguments that the overhaul effectively seized their...
  • Analysis: Site called a boost for slots

    Analysis: Site called a boost for slots
    An expanded and relocated Baltimore casino on bustling Russell Street is expected to significantly boost the project's profits, and inject new momentum into the state's slots program, which to date has fallen below expectations. Baltimore's developers...
  • Congress seeks to have hospitals justify tax-exempt status

    Proposals in the Maryland General Assembly to define which patients are eligible for financial assistance at hospitals are getting an unexpected push from Congress, which might soon consider legislation aimed at making nonprofit hospitals justify their...
  • Senators turn away repeal of death penalty in Md.

    Baltimore County senators rebuffed an effort to abolish Maryland's death penalty yesterday, persuading lawmakers instead to restrict when capital punishment can be used. The Senate's first full debate on the death penalty in more than three decades was...