UPDATED Wednesday at 10:45 a.m.: Nearly two months after punting on buying $20 million worth of cyber insurance for the city, officials approved the decision Wednesday morning.
By Elliott Davis
Capital News Service
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has shared his support for a Congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, saying at one point that the allegations are “troubling and disturbing.”
A “world-class” concert venue is in the works for South Baltimore.
By Dan Novak
Capital News Service
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency revoked two regulations last month dealing with clean water and air that present conflicting positions from the Trump Administration over the role states should play in protecting their own natural resources.
The first came in the removal of an Obama-era rule that sought to protect streams, lakes, wetlands and other bodies of water from pollution, a move state officials say threatens the Chesapeake Bay.
“(The Trump Administration’s) determination to weaken the Clean Water Act threatens to undo our hard-won progress cleaning up (waterways) in Maryland and across the nation,” Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a statement. “We plan to vigorously challenge this latest unlawful rollback.”
Following a tense battle in the Maryland General Assembly and a lawsuit by the city, there’s newfound hope for keeping the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. Over the weekend, The Sun reported the city and the track’s owners, The Stronach Group, had reached a deal to overhaul the state’s two primary thoroughbred racing tracks, Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park.
Baltimore County will have two new delegates in the upcoming legislative session, each taking over for lawmakers who recently left for jobs with the Olszewski administration.
Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. is filing legislation for his council colleagues to take up on Monday that would bar landlords from discriminating against applicants using federal housing vouchers, as Baltimore City, Howard County and numerous other jurisdictions have done.
Baltimore City Delegate and former Councilman Nick Mosby says he’s mulling a run to helm the Baltimore City Council.
On the same day Baltimore County Public Schools called off classes for half a dozen non-air conditioned facilities due to unseasonably high mid-90s temperatures, the county’s top official has announced $16 million in local dollars for AC and heating units in a handful of schools.
Former Baltimore police spokesman and rumored mayoral candidate T.J. Smith is leaving his position as press secretary for Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. after nine months on the job.