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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 5, 2001
When a police officer seeks workers' compensation for heart disease because of job stress, local governments cannot have medical experts reject the state law that presumes police with hypertension and heart disease have an occupational illness, the state's highest court ruled yesterday. However, the unanimous Court of Appeals ruling said local governments could try to persuade a jury that a police officer's disease is attributable to other causes - such as, if records show that the person worked as a police officer briefly.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2001
The University of Maryland School of Law announced yesterday the creation of a legal resource center to promote anti-smoking legislation, the first of its kind in the nation funded by tobacco settlement money. Two full-time attorneys employed by the Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation, Litigation and Advocacy will advise local governments on ways they can draft anti-smoking laws that will stand up to court challenges by the tobacco industry. "A number of local governments in Maryland have been frustrated, to say the least, in trying to pass restrictions or bans on smoking," said Karen H. Rothenberg, dean of the law school.
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Evening Sun Staff Thomas W. Waldron and Larry Carson contributed to this nTC story | October 8, 1991
Scores of angry protesters converged on the State House today to wave signs and voice their outrage at severe budget cuts proposed by the governor.Meanwhile, Senate and House leaders are nearing an agreement to stave off about one-fifth of those cuts -- such as to state police, welfare recipients and drug treatment programs -- without raising taxes.To do so, lawmakers are considering additional cuts in state aid to local governments and schools, as well as furloughs and early retirements for state government workers, Del. Charles J. Ryan, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said today.
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By DONALD F. NORRIS | July 9, 1995
The editorial of June 24 (''State of the City: the Suburbs' Stake'') concerns the need for cooperation among the principal local governments in the Baltimore metropolitan area.Clearly, cooperation is necessary, even vital, to the well-being of the entire region. Unfortunately, at least five important structural factors, as well as citizen attitudes and behaviors, make cooperation unlikely.First, local governments possess constitutional and legal status, and as such are autonomous political entities.
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Staff Writer | May 7, 1993
Maryland's highest court was the scene yesterday of the latest skirmish in the war between tobacco interests and local governments.On one side of the domed Annapolis courtroom stood Bruce C. Bereano, the flamboyant lobbyist for the Tobacco Institute and lawyer for two cigarette vending machine companies.On behalf of Allied and D.C. vending companies, he urged the Court of Appeals to overturn laws that severely restrict the placement of cigarette machines in Takoma Park and Bowie.To his left stood his legal opponent, Angus Everton, who represents the two cities.
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By Carol Emert and Carol Emert,States News Service | March 3, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The recession has hit Baltimore and Maryland counties harder than it has many local governments elsewhere, according to a survey by the National Association of Counties.The survey found that local governments, and their citizens, have fared worse in those states where local budgets are funded to a considerable extent by taxes closely tied to local economies. Maryland counties have suffered because of their reliance on income taxes and taxes based on real estate transactions, an association researcher said.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 25, 1998
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The federal government is preparing to auction 27,000 acres of public land near Las Vegas estimated to be worth $500 million to $1 billion, with almost all of the proceeds to stay in Nevada instead of going to the Treasury.Like many cities in the West, Las Vegas is surrounded by public land managed by the Interior Department. The Bureau of Land Management has designated 55,000 acres of desert within a 460-square-mile zone around the city for disposal to developers and local governments.
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January 2, 1991
Who is to blame for the mounting budget deficits in state and local governments? Local officials fault the regional slowdown that has sapped income and development-related tax revenues. Analysts point to years of short-sighted overspending by local governments fueled by boom-generated tax dollars and public demand. At the state level, legislators are also reaping a healthy serving of blame for missing early warnings of trouble ahead.Governments in virtually every jurisdiction have been hit between the eyes by circumstances within and outside their control.
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December 8, 2000
SOME PEOPLE SEEM to think that Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger is pulling a fast one by not signing the comprehensive rezoning ordinance covering the northern section of the county. They're convinced he's giving developers a 17-day window to slip in a subdivision or two before the more restrictive zoning takes effect. They should stop worrying. Mr. Ruppersberger's concern is about the impact of this ordinance on properties owned by religious institutions, not homebuilders.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
President Barack Obama on Thursday declared a major disaster in Maryland following the storms and high winds of late June and early July, and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected. The deadly derecho that ripped through the state June 29 damaged buildings, utility lines and trees, leaving hundreds of thousands in Maryland without power. The disaster declaration covers the storms and winds from June 29 through July 8. Federal funding is now available to the state and local governments and some nonprofits for emergency work and repairs to facilities in Baltimore City and Calvert, Charles, Kent, Montgomery and St. Mary's counties.
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