Politics & Business

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

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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

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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

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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.

Poll: Nearly half of Marylanders support sports betting

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A plurality of Marylanders are in favor of bringing sports wagering to state casinos or racetracks, but the support falls just shy of the majority needed to pass a ballot referendum to amend the state’s constitution, according to a new poll by Gonzales Research & Media Services.

A Record Year of M&A Activity at Offit Kurman


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For the attorneys of Offit Kurman’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group, 2018 will go down in history. Last year the M&A team set a new record for the number of transactions successfully closed for clients.

Prompted by councilman, Olszewski to ask White Marsh Mall to adopt ‘unsupervised youth’ policy

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Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski responded Friday to Councilman David Marks’ demand that White Marsh Mall institute a curfew for minors on weekends, saying he plans to ask mall leadership to develop its own policy concerning teens.

Hogan unveils plan to fuel growth in state’s Opportunity Zones, 42 of which are in Baltimore

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Gov. Larry Hogan today announced a package of proposals intended to propel job creation and economic activity in the state’s 149 new federal “Opportunity Zones,” 42 of which are in Baltimore.

Olszewski, council members will hold town hall meetings on budget

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. Image via Facebook.

Still busy making hires and appointments and conducting a search for a new police chief, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski is planning a series of seven town halls to discuss the fiscal health of the county and future budget priorities.

O’Malley to forego another presidential run, endorses Beto O’Rourke instead

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Several years after an ill-fated bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced today that he won’t be running for president again, after all.