Politics & Business

Opponents are Lining Up Against Franchot’s Beer Bill

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Comptroller Peter Franchot hoists a beer with Maryland brewers. Image Courtesy of Comptroller Peter Franchot’s Facebook.

After a months-long process of forming a task force on the state’s beer laws and holding meetings, Comptroller Peter Franchot released proposals in December 2016 for loosening restrictions on Maryland’s craft breweries.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Sues Baltimore’s Public School System Over Rejected Public Information Request

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Fox45, the local Sinclair Broadcast Group affiliate. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Local TV news conglomerate Sinclair Broadcast Group has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore City Public Schools over the school system’s denial of a public information request from one of Sinclair’s reporters.

Pugh Suspends Practice of Auctioning Off Baltimore Homes with Unpaid Water Bills

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Photo by Ángelo González

Unlike in past years, the city won’t be auctioning off homes this year if their owners owe more than $750 in unpaid water bills.

Hogan to Propose Bill to ‘Protect Our Taxpayers’ in Md. from New Federal Tax Overhaul

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Still via YouTube/Gov. Larry Hogan

Gov. Larry Hogan plans to submit a bill to the General Assembly in January that, if passed, he says will mitigate the worst effects of the tax overhaul measure that passed through Congress today.

Anne Arundel, Prince George’s Co. Lawmakers Ask State to Nix Possible Maglev Route

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The proposed Maglev train. Image via City of Bowie.

Seven Maryland lawmakers have asked the state forego building a high-speed train route through their towns in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties.

Hogan Announces $461M, Suburbia-Geared Traffic Congestion Plan

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I-695, via Wikimedia Commons user Mlaurenti

Maryland’s governor is banking on the Beltway and outer interstates as the keys to improving commuter transportation in Maryland.

Mayor, City Council, Liquor Board to Get Pay Raises at Start of 2018

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In line with salary bumps from past years, Mayor Catherine Pugh, all 15 Baltimore City Council members, the city comptroller and liquor board members will each be getting paid more starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Can Reportedly Start Digging to Baltimore in January

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Photo via Gov. Larry Hogan/Facebook

For better or worse, The Boring Company could have its high-powered digging machines up and running in Maryland by next month.

Two Pot Dispensaries in Wyman Park and Fed Hill Now Fully Licensed

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A dispensary in Denver, photo via O’Dea/Wikimedia Commons

Maryland cannabis regulators have now awarded full licenses to Baltimore’s first two medical marijuana providers.

Under Armour is Now Team Canada’s Official Footwear Sponsor

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The UA Govie Boot with Team Canada logo. Photo via Under Armour.

Canada’s Olympic teams will be rocking footwear designed in South Baltimore for the next eight years.