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  • Physician pay, medical disclosure rules criticized

    The payments and "VIP trips" given to a Maryland cardiologist by Abbott Laboratories for parties and consulting work — disclosed in a federal report released Monday — are just what new legislation and industry guidelines are supposed to...
  • Stent sellers were allowed inside lab despite hospital ban

    Stent sellers were allowed inside lab despite hospital ban
    Salespeople for stent maker Abbott Laboratories were often allowed inside a cardiac treatment room at St. Joseph Medical Center while patient procedures were being performed, despite hospital rules against it, according to sworn testimony from Dr. Mark G....
  • Timeline: Mark Midei and the stents case

    January 2008: Dr. Mark Midei leaves MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates to become a full-time employee of St. Joseph Medical Center, leading a former colleague to vow revenge against him. April 27, 2009: A MidAtlantic cardiologist informs one of Midei'...
  • Labor wants guaranteed role in wind-power plan

    Organized labor wants a guaranteed role in the offshore wind project Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to propose — and the unions want it in writing. The demand by construction unions is the latest hurdle for O'Malley's effort to spur the...
  • The hidden impediment to school renovation

    The hidden impediment to school renovation
    A major reason many Maryland jurisdictions — especially Baltimore County and Baltimore City — confront a growing problem of aging, obsolete school buildings is an obscure bit of Internal Revenue Service bureaucracy called the "prior use rule."...
  • Marylanders favor offshore wind, poll says

    As Gov. Martin O'Malley prepares to renew his push to build industrial wind turbines off Maryland's coast, a new poll shows strong public support even if the outlook for offshore wind development has grown cloudier lately. The mid-December survey done by...
  • North County News Briefs

    Brian Boston, chef at the Milton Inn in Sparks, and Larry Wilhelm, owner and president of Friendly Farm Restaurant in Upperco, were recognized by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on June 27 for their achievements in Maryland's restaurant...
  • O'Malley grilled on green agenda

    Gov. Martin O'Malley fielded skeptical questions from lawmakers about three of his top environmental initiatives Tuesday as he appealed to them to approve bills aimed at promoting offshore wind energy, limiting development and improving water and sewer...
  • Iowa ex-gov backs O'Malley's offshore wind push

    Iowa ex-gov backs O'Malley's offshore wind push
    Gov.Martin O'Malleyis getting backing from the Midwest in his push to put giant wind turbines off Maryland's coast.  Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, a fellow Democrat, showed up in Annapolis Tuesday to testify in support of O'Malley's bill to provide...
  • Miller says outlook on septic bill is 'dicey'

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said this afternoon that the governor's bill to limit septic systems will face strong opposition from other Democrats when it is debated later this week. "It is going to be dicey, very dicey," Miller told reporters....
  • Garagiola points to Annapolis experience as he runs for Congress

    Garagiola points to Annapolis experience as he runs for Congress
    Two years ago, state Sen. Rob Garagiola took up a bill that just about everyone else in Annapolis considered a lost cause. The proposal, to require large retailers to offer employees 15-minute shift breaks every four hours, had languished for years under...
  • House panel approves offshore wind farm bill

    A key part of Gov. Martin O'Malley's environmental agenda cleared an important hurdle Monday as his bill seeking to foster development of an offshore wind farm near Ocean City won approval from a House committee. The Economic Matters Committee voted 13-9...