Politics & Business

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan inaugurated for second term

Photo via governor’s office

By David Jahng

Beating non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma into remission and being the first Maryland Republican governor elected for a second term since 1954 is no small feat.

But Gov. Larry Hogan will continue to work against the odds this legislative season, with Democrats maintaining a supermajority in the Maryland House and Senate.

Regardless, Hogan has previously touted his bipartisanship, and Wednesday’s inauguration was no different.

The Parkway to host PBS NewsHour talk on partisanship with Hogan and other governors

From left: Gov. Larry Hogan, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf

What do Govs. Larry Hogan, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania have in common, professionally speaking? Look to their approval ratings and polling numbers, and you’ll find they’ve successfully navigated highly partisan political climes—and, in Hogan’s case, even overcame a two-to-one disadvantage in voters’ party affiliation—to achieve strong support in their home states. They also were each handily re-elected to a second term this past November.

Pugh appoints Baltimore’s first new permanent planning director in 10 years

Photo via Southeast Community Development Corporation website

Longtime community planner Chris Ryer is returning to the Baltimore City Department of Planning next month to take over as its director.

Offit Kurman and Vicente Sederberg Enter Agreement to Better Serve The Cannabis Law Marketplace


Cannabis Law with Offit KurmanVicente Sederberg and Offit Kurman recently entered into an agreement under which they will collaborate to better serve the cannabis law needs of companies and individuals in the marketplaces they collectively serve. The collaboration will provide each firm’s clients with access to high quality legal representation in new markets and service offerings.

Developers selected for two key parcels at Clipper Mill, including the historic Tractor Building

The outside of the Tractor Building in Woodberry. Photo by Ed Gunts.

Will the cavernous Tractor Building at Clipper Mill survive the latest wave of development in the historic mill community?

That question is likely to be addressed in the next week, when developers meet with community residents to provide an update on their latest plans.

28 Offit Kurman Attorneys in Maryland Named to 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars


2019 Super Lawyers

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that 28 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented annual selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Md. Senate President Miller announces cancer diagnosis

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By Natalie Jones, Charlie Youngmann and David Jahng

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr., D-Prince George’s, Charles and Calvert, announced Thursday to the chamber he has led for more than three decades that he had been diagnosed with and was being treated for prostate cancer.

Planet Fitness moving into Marshalls space at Mondawmin Mall

Photo by Mike Mozart, via Flickr

It’s no brand new movie theater, but at least it’ll get people moving.

On eve of spending board’s vote on more water rate hikes, council members call for study

Photo by Ricky Romero, via Flickr

A contingent from the Baltimore City Council today called for the city to share the calculus behind behind yet another planned water utility rate increase, one day before Baltimore’s Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote on a three-year, 30 percent water and sewer rate hike for city dwellers and businesses.

Hogan announces series of initiatives to combat violent crime in Baltimore

Image still via Facebook Live.

Gov. Larry Hogan today announced a package of programs and legislative proposals that would coordinate local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, increase the number of federal cases for gun charges and release new data on sentences given out by judges–all in the name of stemming violence in Baltimore.