Politics & Business

Maryland’s Aggressive Driving Laws May be Changing


Aggressive Drivers

Sponsored Content: Policymakers in Maryland want to change the aggressive driving laws in the state. The proposed changes would make it easier for police to stop aggressive drivers and force alleged offenders to face individuals they affect.

Menswear company Paul Fredrick plots move to Baltimore County

Paul Fredrick dress shirts and ties. Photo via Facebook.

Paul Fredrick, a Pennsylvania-based men’s clothing company now run by two former Jos. A Bank executives, is planning to relocate its corporate headquarters to Baltimore County, bringing 70 white-collar positions to the area.

Brochin calls for recount in narrow Baltimore County executive Democratic primary

Images via Twitter/John Olszewski Jr. campaign website

Sorry, Baltimore County Dems, but it could be at least another week before you know your official candidate for this fall’s county executive general election.

Baltimore City Council members grill fire chief on video, cooperation on fire code issue

Firefighters anchor down a tiller on Maryland Avenue on June 19. Screenshot from Baltimore City Fire Department video.

For more than an hour Tuesday, city council members questioned the Baltimore fire chief about the motive and message behind a controversial video that firefighters made in June to try to demonstrate the challenges bike lanes present for fire apparatus on narrow streets.

WaPo: Former First Mariner Bank division now an exemplar of predatory lending

The 1st Mariner Bank Building in 2008. Photo by Michael A. Dean, via Wikimedia Commons.

Mariner Finance LLC, a former consumer finance division of First Mariner Bancorp, the bank founded by Edwin F. Hale Sr. whose headquarters once dominated the Canton skyline, is now a leader in predatory loans that are a “way of monetizing poor people,” according to an investigation by The Washington Post.

Maryland Law Enforcement Dials Up Distracted Driving Enforcement


Distracted driverBy now, most drivers understand that using a cellphone while driving is distracting. Whether the driver is using the phone to text, surf the internet, or place a call, it takes the driver’s eyes off of the road and focuses his or her attention elsewhere. However, there are other examples of distracted driving that can be just as deadly – including eating and fumbling with the radio. Maryland law enforcement took the month of April, which is also Distracted Driving Awareness Month, as an opportunity to increase its focus on cutting down the number of distracted driving accidents.

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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Maryland Drug Price Law Unconstitutional


Court Ruling

Sponsored content – The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals handed drug manufacturers a victory in April when it ruled that Maryland’s drug price law, which was designed to limit massive increases in drug prices, was a violation of the Commerce Clause and therefore unconstitutional. The decision is big for drug manufacturers because it gives them a favorable ruling which can be used to challenge the laws like the one in Maryland that have been enacted in other states.

2018 Primary Election: The Conaways keep on Conaway-ing

Former city councilwoman and Register of Wills Belinda Conaway (left) and Del. Frank Conaway Jr.

Another election, another year where the last vestiges of the Conaway political dynasty manage to maintain power.

2018 Primary Election: How did money play into Baltimore City Senate races?

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Though the results aren’t yet certified, it appears Baltimore City’s Senate Delegation will be looking quite different in Annapolis next January following last night’s election. Three of the city’s six seats appear to have changed hands Tuesday, with younger challengers—all of them current city delegates—toppling their older counterparts.