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Nathaniel J McFadden

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  • Veto the city elections bill

    Veto the city elections bill
    One of the main reasons Baltimore MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeprovided for her effort to move the city's primary elections from their current off-year schedule to the presidential election cycle was the idea that it would help boost turnout. The idea,...
  • MTA goal could require passengers to pay 65 cents more

    MTA goal could require passengers to pay 65 cents more
    The Maryland Transit Administration has told the General Assembly that it would have to raise Baltimore-area transit fares by 65 cents next fiscal year — a 40 percent jump — in order to meet state revenue goals without cutting service. Such...
  • Alonso wants to borrow $1.2 billion to repair city schools

    Alonso wants to borrow $1.2 billion to repair city schools
    Baltimore City's schools chief told state legislators Tuesday that he hopes to borrow $1.2 billion— six times more than the school system's current bonding authority — to pay for a massive and rapid overhaul of the city's crumbling public...
  • Miller names special panel to review ethics laws

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller has named a special committee to review that state's ethics laws that apply to legislators and other state and local officials and make recommendations for reforms that could be voted on as early as this year....
  • Miller names special ethics panel

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller has named a special committee to review the state's ethics laws that apply to legislators and other state and local officials and make recommendations for reforms that could be voted on as early as this year. Miller...
  • Baltimore officials want to move to federal election cycle

    Baltimore officials plan to ask the General Assembly to pass legislation to align the city's municipal elections with the federal cycle, the city's chief lobbyist said Monday. The change would "save the City money and engage more citizens in our...
  • General Assembly's ethics committee takes up Currie case

    General Assembly's ethics committee takes up Currie case
    A General Assembly committee charged with reviewing the behavior of state Sen. Ulysses Currie met briefly Thursday behind closed doors in what was described as an organizational session. Currie, a Prince George's County Democrat recently acquitted of...
  • Redistricting: Mighty Baltimore to lose influence

    Baltimore's once-hefty delegation in the state legislature is due to slim down again when new political boundaries are drawn this year: The city is guaranteed to lose at least part of one of its six legislative districts. And while any part of the...
  • New subpoenas issued in Dixon case

    The state prosecutor's office has issued a fresh round of subpoenas seeking information about four development projects, the latest chapter in a long-running probe focused at least in part on gifts Mayor Sheila Dixon received from a developer who received...
  • Ground rent at top of agenda

    Key state lawmakers plan to meet Wednesday morning, hours before the General Assembly session opens, to try to hammer out consensus on phasing out the state's arcane system of ground rents. "The time has come for us to sunset this ground rent business,"...
  • O;Malley to act on ground rents

    Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley intends to play a central role in efforts to reform Maryland's centuries-old ground rent laws to prevent the seizure of homes over small unpaid bills, an administration official said yesterday. O'Malley's chief policy and...
  • Senators turn away repeal of death penalty in Md.

    Baltimore County senators rebuffed an effort to abolish Maryland's death penalty yesterday, persuading lawmakers instead to restrict when capital punishment can be used. The Senate's first full debate on the death penalty in more than three decades was...