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March 9, 1992
The state-financed Baltimore Regional Council of Governments is about to bite the dust after 28 years of operation under various names. But the one-time Regional Planning Council will then be resurrected in a different form as the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, largely financed by Baltimore City and Baltimore County as well as Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard and Carroll counties and run by their elected executives.The first part of this scenario is already unfolding. Many BRCG employees have received pink slips.
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NEWS
April 10, 2014
Easily overlooked in the waning days of the legislative session was a dust-up over how best to manage suburban transit in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Howard County announced the creation of a Regional Transportation Agency, or RTA, to oversee bus services, and that raised the hackles of those who support the existing system run by a private nonprofit group, Central Maryland Regional Transit. The result was some hardball lobbying in Annapolis and a budget amendment inserted by Anne Arundel County Sen. James "Ed" DeGrange Sr. to withhold state funding for the RTA until a task force can report on the best future for the local bus system.
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NEWS
July 22, 1993
ROBERT Keller, former head of the Greater --------- Committee (and, before that, metropolitan editor of this newspaper), has moved to ------- as president of ------- Renaissance Inc., an organization that, like the G-C, promotes economic development.And he's already making noises. Fill in the blanks in this report from the Detroit News:Metro ------- needs a clear vision for the future, regional cooperation and a more positive self-image to attract more businesses and jobs, said the new president of ------- Renaissance Inc."
NEWS
By Steven Phillips | May 7, 2012
President Barack Obama's China policy combines deterrence and engagement, but it gives insufficient attention to human rights. Since early 2009, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noted that human rights "can't interfere" with other aspects of Sino-American relations, the administration has tried to avoid public discussion of the issue. Over the past year, the Obama administration has increased attention and resources devoted to East Asia. Expanded military cooperation with Australia and the Philippines, a robust Japanese-American defense relationship, and enhanced naval and air forces in the region illustrate Washington's efforts to counter China's growing assertiveness and military power.
NEWS
May 21, 2001
BALTIMORE County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger took a giant step when he proposed to increase aid to Baltimore City arts and cultural institutions by a whopping $1.2 million, or 47 percent. The timing couldn't be better. The city is struggling with a budget deficit that could mean increased taxes, layoffs and less support for arts institutions. Baltimore County, meanwhile, is proposing a tax cut. It's heartening to watch Mr. Ruppersberger's growing role as a cheerleader for regional cooperation -- which recognizes that the city and its suburbs will sink or swim together.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1998
One of the premier goals on the minds of speakers and people attending a town hall-style forum on regional cooperation last night was the Washington-Baltimore effort to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics here.More than 100 people came to the gathering, sponsored by The Sun, called "Baltimore-Washington Regional Cooperation: Opportunities and Obstacles.""We have a wonderful opportunity with respect to the Olympics," said Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke. "This bid helps focus us as a region in a way that nothing else has done in the past decade."
NEWS
November 20, 1991
All the political posturing, parochial pettiness, racial and rural gerrymandering and anti-city rhetoric surrounding the drawing of Baltimore County's new General Assembly districts will have to be put aside now that the attorney general's office has interpeted federal law for county lawmakers: There must be a full-fledged minority legislative district carved out of the Liberty Road corridor that crosses the city-county line.This pronouncement changes the entire complexion of redrawing state legislative districts in the Baltimore region.
NEWS
May 5, 1991
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and the four newly elected county executives in surrounding jurisdiction seem to be concentratingthese days on everything except regional cooperation. They had better change their ways. Listen to this warning:"Baltimore, without some real help, is in danger of becoming America's next Detroit or Newark. . . If the city's free fall and the counties' withdrawal aren't stopped soon, future economic prospects and the quality of life from Columbia to Bel Air, Glen Burnie to the Pennsylvania border, will be imperiled."
BUSINESS
October 31, 1998
Hoping to further dialogue on regionalism, The Baltimore Sun Co. will sponsor a community forum Nov. 17 focusing on the shared interests of the Baltimore and Washington regions."
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By Lisa Akchin and Matthew Weinstein and Lisa Akchin and Matthew Weinstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 29, 2002
IT IS WIDELY acknowledged that Maryland entered a new political era last month with the election of the state's first Republican governor in more than 30 years. Some also believe that the Baltimore region began a new era when the Maryland Court of Appeals unveiled a new political map last summer eliminating the city-county districts that had existed since 1994. Since these moves would appear to politically isolate heavily Democratic Baltimore, one could easily conclude that they constitute a double blow to efforts to promote greater interjurisdictional cooperation in the area.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
The spectacle of 51 beauty queens slumbering in suburbia has long worn off, but the cost of keeping stalkers away from them has not. Howard County paid its police officers $42,333 in overtime to keep snoops at bay during late March and early April, and the Miss USA organization is not going to pay taxpayers back for it. The tab for 19 days of police escorts and round-the-clock security at the Sheraton Columbia hotel would more than cover the starting salary...
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By Lisa Akchin and Matthew Weinstein and Lisa Akchin and Matthew Weinstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 29, 2002
IT IS WIDELY acknowledged that Maryland entered a new political era last month with the election of the state's first Republican governor in more than 30 years. Some also believe that the Baltimore region began a new era when the Maryland Court of Appeals unveiled a new political map last summer eliminating the city-county districts that had existed since 1994. Since these moves would appear to politically isolate heavily Democratic Baltimore, one could easily conclude that they constitute a double blow to efforts to promote greater interjurisdictional cooperation in the area.
NEWS
August 28, 2002
YESTERDAY'S ELIMINATION of the Washington-Baltimore region from the competition to be the U.S. candidate to host the 2012 Olympic Games was a surprising disappointment. There's no way around that. This was a real loss - of a rare chance to bring the world and a good chunk of its attention and money to our doorstep. And it isn't likely to return soon. Either the United States will host the Summer Games in 2012, blocking another viable U.S. bid for a long time, or it likely will keep promoting New York City or San Francisco - the two remaining competitors - for subsequent Olympics.
NEWS
June 26, 2002
Simplistic plan for redistricting hurts the region The Court of Appeals' recent decision on redistricting, which isolates Baltimore City and most of Baltimore County, compromises efforts to promote regional cooperation ("Court revises political map," June 22). While portions of the original map the governor submitted were certainly suspect, the continuation and expansion of shared districts combining "communities of interest" was a legally acceptable principle that recognized the current and future realities of the Baltimore region.
NEWS
May 21, 2001
BALTIMORE County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger took a giant step when he proposed to increase aid to Baltimore City arts and cultural institutions by a whopping $1.2 million, or 47 percent. The timing couldn't be better. The city is struggling with a budget deficit that could mean increased taxes, layoffs and less support for arts institutions. Baltimore County, meanwhile, is proposing a tax cut. It's heartening to watch Mr. Ruppersberger's growing role as a cheerleader for regional cooperation -- which recognizes that the city and its suburbs will sink or swim together.
NEWS
May 2, 2001
THE IDEA made perfect sense. Baltimore and Howard counties were building high schools. Why not share designs and contain costs, especially at a time when construction prices are rising astronomically? A school for 1,500 students cost $24 million just two years ago; it could total $40 million this year. Construction prices are soaring as the demand for quality contractors and building material far exceeds the supply. Each year, the state's Interagency Committee for State Public School Construction estimates the square-foot price of building and renovating schools.
NEWS
February 1, 2001
Harford County Executive James M. Harkins spoke recently at The Sun with Richard C. Gross, editor of the Opinion Commentary page, about his county's problems and what may be ahead for the region. What is the No. 1 problem facing Harford County today? Overall, it's the quality of life and maintaining it. And when you say that, it follows that things like growth, education and public safety are A, B and C. But they're probably the biggest challenges -- to make sure our schools stay the best they can be, that our open spaces are preserved as best we can [preserve them]
NEWS
November 2, 2000
THE HULKING, former F&M drugstore at the corner of Remington Avenue and 29th Street in Baltimore looks vacant, but inside are rows of desks, banks of computers and a holding cell. It's buzzing with activity because this is the base of operations for the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force -- perhaps the best example yet of the benefits of regional cooperation. The concept behind the task force is to target and arrest violent criminals before they can commit more crimes. Since early September, police officers and sheriffs from the city and three surrounding counties, the state police, the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI have been working together in an unprecedented effort to apprehend hundreds of violent criminals.
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