Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has sided with citizens' groups against a Montgomery County project to transform a 20-acre organic farm in a Potomac neighborhood into soccer fields, but county officials say they plan to go forward with the project anyway.
A special General Assembly session to discuss a potential casino in Prince George's County and statewide table games is not off the table, but some General Assembly members were unwilling to gamble on the final outcome of Gov. Martin O'Malley's efforts to resolve the gambling issues.
A Maryland lawmaker has drafted a bill that would toughen penalties for mass thefts, such as a weekend incident in Silver Spring.
Proposal offers D.C. budget autonomy; O'Malley backing gas-tax hike among several tough sells; Virginia has flawed methods for evaluating sex offenders; Montgomery County's top attorney: Loitering bill likely unconstitutional; Fairfax County schools voting on indoor cameras; O'Malley administration to outline historic India trip; Gang memberships soars in Prince George's County; Univ. of Maryland could cut eight varsity programs; Two Republicans running for D.C. at-large seat; Columbia allowing female-only swimming.
Montgomery County officials are poised to balance their budget in an unusual way — by cutting funding to schools.
Congress revisits offshore drilling in Va.; Two Md. lawmakers want re-regulation of electric companies; Montgomery Co. cracks down on take-home vehicles; D.C. mayor says he'll look into proposed, more expensive Dulles Metrorail station; Dulles Toll Road fees could hit $19. 25 to cover rail-extension project; Fifteen of the 'D.C. 41' in court today
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Developers who build the behemoth real estate projects across the Washington area say they are paying for more of the infrastructure as cities and counties try to avoid the costs.
Even in the heart of "progressive" Montgomery County, a growing number of Marylanders are taking a stand against day-laborer centers for illegal aliens in their communities, and that doesn't sit well with advocates who tend to regard any criticism of such facilities as "nativist" bigotry. The current epicenter of the battle is a half-acre parcel of county-owned land in Derwood, near the Shady Grove Metro station, a location announced in January by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. The Derwood facility, which began operations in April, is one of three operated in the county by Casa of Maryland, whose executive director, Gustavo Torres, is a well-connected political operative who served as a member of Gov. Martin O'Malley's transition team.