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City Council advances Port Covington deal, setting up final vote

City Council advances Port Covington deal, setting up final vote

The Baltimore City Council voted Monday to advance a $660 million public financing package for Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's massive Port Covington project — one of the most hotly debated issues the lawmakers have faced in years.

The 12-0 decision came after 11 of 15 council members signed a petition to force a preliminary vote on the deal, bypassing a committee where necessary legislation stalled last week.

"The feeling among the entire group is we're ready for the project to move forward," said Councilman Eric T. Costello, who led the petition effort. "We've had ample amount of time to review the merits of the project. We've reached a great deal for the...

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