Another year, another example of Boss Hög abruptly pulling the plug on a multi-million dollar project in Baltimore. This time it was the $1.5 billion State Center, a long-delayed project near Bolton Hill that called for 2 million square feet of office space and 2,000 residential units. Hög worried about the development's impact on state debt and said the project "has proven to be unworkable and unacceptable." On the recommendation of Comptroller Peter Franchot, the governor then suggested fast-tracking a study to put a new arena at the site. Soon after, the Hög administration pre-emptively filed a lawsuit against the project's developer, State Center LLC, to force the group to terminate its right to re-develop the land. Regardless of what happens in the courts, we worry that any Baltimore project that relies on state funds is not safe while Boss Hög is around.