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  • State Center debate

    State Center debate
    State legislative analysts have raised some valid questions about the O'Malley administration's plans to move forward with a long-delayed public-private partnership to redevelop the aging State Center office complex into a mixed-use, transit oriented development. In the years that this project has languished due to litigation and other delays, its details have changed and so have the state's finances. Some important elements of the plan, such as the precise size and nature of city tax breaks promised to make the project feasible, remain undefined. Some state lawmakers who were briefed by the Department of Legislative Services last week are questioning whether further decisions about the project should be put off until Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is inaugurated next month.
  • Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project

    Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project
    For my company, developer of the Great Bay wind project in Somerset County, what a difference a year makes. Last November we were wrapping up agreement with a technical team at Patuxent River Naval Air Station (PAX) resolving all concerns that had...

    At Sparrows Point, implosion of blast furnace ends one era, starts another

    At Sparrows Point, implosion of blast furnace ends one era, starts another
    The 320-foot-tall blast furnace that once drove the steel-making operation at Sparrows Point will come crumbling down in dramatic fashion next month, the new owners announced Monday. Officials of Sparrows Point Terminal LLC said the furnace will be...

    Hogan defeats Brown

    Republican Larry Hogan's campaign to "Change Maryland" scored a stunning upset Tuesday as he defeated Democrat Anthony G. Brown in the race for governor. "Wow. What a historic night in Maryland," an ebullient Hogan told supporters early Wednesday...

    William Donald Schaefer, governor and mayor, dies

    William Donald Schaefer, governor and mayor, dies
    William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved. Mr. Schaefer was 89....