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Baltimore expects developers interested in operating the city's only slots casino to pay at least $36 million in yearly rent to the city and build it to exacting environmental specifications, officials told about a dozen lobbyists, lawyers and...
In public, City Councilwoman Helen L. Holton casts a formidable figure. She sparred with the city's popular police commissioner over her concern that his detectives weren't solving enough murders, and she has debated with colleagues on development bills,...
Nearly three years into a City Hall corruption probe, the only charges leveled so far against an elected official appear difficult to prove, veteran attorneys said yesterday. And some wondered why a prominent developer also indicted would resort to a...
Tags: Heads of State, Finance, Justice System, Government, Maryland
On the electoral map, Maryland just got bluer and Gov. Martin O'Malley's future got brighter. Riding the wave of excitement over Barack Obama's historic presidential bid and voter discontent over the economy, the Democratic Party enlisted more than 225,...
Sun reportersFirst Mariner Arena, Baltimore's largest indoor entertainment venue, has "served its useful life," and the city must build another before it starts losing events, a new report warns. Though the 45-year-old arena has recently boasted such draws as the...
Sun ReporterThe Baltimore Planning Commission gave its blessing last night to a waterfront high-rise proposed in Canton -- a 23-story condominium/retail project that has alarmed community leaders who fear the tower will obstruct harbor views and bring traffic and...
Andrey Bundley Age: 46 Job: Intervention manager for the city's public school system, which means Bundley works with troubled schools. Background: One of the only candidates in the field who has previously run for mayor of Baltimore in the Democratic...
McClatchy-TribuneRep. Roy Blunt, the House of Representatives' second-ranking Republican, stepped down from his leadership post yesterday as the House GOP moved quickly to reposition itself as more conservative, unified and eager to fight Democrats in the Obama era....
Tags: Tom DeLay, George W. Bush, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Death
Sun reporterStewart Bainum Jr., who fought the Maryland lottery as a state lawmaker, left politics more than two decades ago. But the multimillionaire and hotel magnate is still playing a role in the debate over gambling in Maryland - he recently cut a $10,000...
Promising that revenue from slots machines would provide a "significant and permanent reduction" in city property taxes, Mayor Sheila Dixon and other local elected officials yesterday urged city residents to vote for a November ballot measure to expand...
Sun reporterThe office of one of Baltimore's largest developers was raided yesterday by the Maryland state prosecutor's office, which has been engaged in a long-running investigation into questionable spending at City Hall. State prosecutors arrived yesterday...
Sun reportersMayor Sheila Dixon lashed out at prosecutors and reporters yesterday in her first comments since acknowledging having a personal relationship with a developer at the same time that she voted on contracts that benefited his company. In a combative news...
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