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Red anti-Walmart signs dot a stretch of Route 924 in Harford County, where people have packed public meetings and organized protests. Petitions are circulating through housing developments, and residents are writing to politicians. But it's not corporate...
Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him. A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
A day after voters approved an expansion of gambling in Maryland, the state's largest casino said it would hire 1,200 new employees for table games – even as the ballot question's leading opponent suggested that it will turn to the courts. David...
Common Cause Maryland questioned Friday whether the city's ethics board director is fit for the job after he acknowledged that he was performing legal work on behalf of developers with business interests in Baltimore. "This raises questions about his...
A Baltimore County judge allowed the release Wednesday of the names of people who signed petitions to challenge the county's zoning maps, saying the information is "clearly a public record." In the latest turn in a battle between developers, Circuit...
The General Assembly has an unfettered right to expand gambling in Maryland over the objections of existing license holders, according to the Attorney General's Office. Dan Friedman, counsel to the General Assembly, told a Prince George's County lawmaker...
Developers and shopping-center owners have contributed more than $225,000 to efforts to challenge zoning decisions in Baltimore County through referendums, financial disclosure forms show. Contributors to the drive include firms tied to developers Howard...
Tags: Referenda, Local Elections, Vicki Almond, Voting, Elections
Some community leaders in Baltimore County are fighting a referendum drive they say is backed by developers who are trying to "hijack" the county's zoning process because they didn't get their way. A coalition calling itself "Don't Sign It!" urged county...
Tags: Referenda, Voting, Kevin Kamenetz, Politics, Elections
Prominent developers have targeted the districts of two Baltimore County councilwomen with referendum drives to overturn recent zoning votes the developers didn't like. At a community meeting this month, a Cordish Cos. representative distributed...
For years, restaurants at Power Plant have served food and drinks on floating piers along the Inner Harbor, allowing tourists and locals to enjoy the summer sunshine. But recent plans to expand or improve the facilities have triggered hefty bills from...
Backers of a referendum drive to challenge Baltimore County zoning decisions say they have gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot in 2014. The supporters say they have collected more than 70,000 signatures — far more than the...
Penn National has spent $13 million to defeat Question 7 and protect its gambling interests in Maryland. Now it may be abruptly altering its strategy. The Pennsylvania-based company, which owns Hollywood Casino Perryville, is in discussions with the...
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