| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Eminent domain is one of those governmental attributes that has a fair amount in common with taxes.
Both are inherent powers of any government, dating to the earliest days of government.
Both can seem particularly onerous to the people who end up...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:40 AM
Few things surprise me anymore, especially when it comes to our leaders in Annapolis.
Still, the brazenness demonstrated this legislative session by politicians seeking to recast themselves as "pro-business" after years of supporting anti-business...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The marvel of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, which the House of Representatives approved this week, is that for a piece of legislation that's essentially dead on arrival in the Senate, it's going to live on as a political document from now until November....
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:00 AM
High finance is a small world, just as Baltimore is a small town, and it showed as potential conflicts of interest cropped up during a fight over ownership of the city's biggest local bank.
Two groups bid for 1st Mariner Bank in an April 10 auction, held...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The drama over Baltimore's dysfunctional phone system began its next act Wednesday, with the city authorizing a private attorney to defend Comptroller Joan M. Pratt amid an ethics investigation — and Pratt leveling more accusations that the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler disparaged Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, drawing outrage from a veterans group Monday as the two top Democrats contending for the governor's mansion clashed over Brown's work history.
A political action...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:47 PM
It was a busy 2013 for Klein Enterprises, a longtime family-owned real estate business in Baltimore.
The company had six projects in the works last year, including apartment developments in Owings Mills, North East and Fells Point, and it expects to...
| Feb 19, 2014
Richard R. Jackson Jr., a former partner in the Baltimore law firm that is now Ober/Kaler, where he practiced admiralty law for nearly 25 years, died Thursday of a heart attack at his Owings Mills home. He was 77.
"Dick was a close friend. He was a...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown released an eight-point plan Wednesday that he said will increase the number of minority-owned businesses that win state contracts.
Maryland already has one of the highest goals in the nation to award state business to...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Brian England and Pete Mangione both own businesses that have been Howard County institutions for three decades. They both say they care deeply about employees.
But when it comes to whether or not state legislators should raise the minimum wage, they...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent.
But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration plans to propose bigger property tax breaks for industrial properties in Southeast Baltimore — including the site of a new Amazon warehouse — to bring more jobs to the area.
A new "focus area," which must...