We resolved, on behalf of the Baltimore Development Corporation and the Rawlings-Blake administration, to stop handing out hundred-million-dollar tax breaks and taxpayer-financed bonds willy-nilly to every sharp young dude sporting a $2,000 suit and too much hair product. And no one listened, but we did not see any more of this guff. Sure, the new casino opened, to tepid traffic and revenue shortfalls (who could have known!). But that was Old Business, as was the Harbor Point project, which got its tax increment financing bonds on schedule last spring. Next up is State Center, a stalled project that doesn't quite fit the mold. Governor-elect Hogan says he's "undecided" on that. Meanwhile, though, a new "sustainable communities" tax credit from the state is pumping a few million bucks into human-scale Baltimore projects in Fells Point, Broadway East, Stone Hill, and Charles North. So, progress.