Gov. Martin O'Malley's recent decision to step into the wage fight between Johns Hopkins Hospital and its service workers may have signaled worries of the community consequences if the dispute brews on too long.
By the time Gov. Martin O'Malley left the Democratic convention last fall, he had schmoozed with party leaders from Iowa, spoken to potential donors and hosted swanky parties that kept delegates entertained into the next morning.
Pennsylvania's headlong plunge into drilling for natural gas from Marcellus shale formations has produced winners and losers. Businesses catering to the energy industry have opened or expanded, and some landowners who signed leases allowing wells to be drilled on their property have profited. But critics say fracking has polluted wells and threatens the environment.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's decision to leave the Obama administration, which was announced Tuesday, could provide an opening for his No. 2: Former Maryland transportation official John D. Porcari.
A Maryland financier who helped privatize the Seagirt Marine Terminal in 2009 is now trying to sell Congress on an ambitious, $250 billion plan he says would modernize the nation's crumbling infrastructure while creating millions of jobs.
The O'Malley Administration estimates it could raise up to $315 million a year for capital projects through partnerships with the private sector under which they would put up the money for infrastructure and later share in the revenue streams.