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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Lawmakers from Baltimore City and Montgomery County call for stricter gun laws.
In the aftermath of the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last week, leaders from Baltimore City and Montgomery County are calling for stricter gun laws in the state of Maryland. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Sen. Brian Frosh and Sen. Jamie Raskin were among those who attended a press conference at the Episcopal Ecumenical Council Center in Baltimore on Wednesday to announce support for legislation aimed at curbing access to firearms. "[This] legislation is intended to address the epidemic of gun violence that has swept the country. The mass killings that we’ve experienced in theaters, in places of worship and most recently and most horribly in an elementary school," Frosh said. "We have a public health crisis that stems …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says budget cuts supported by Del. Pat McDonough would compromise city safety.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Thursday she has no interest in debating Del. Pat McDonough about safety isssues at the Inner Harbor. "I think it would be probably more useful if he debated himself, and his Republican colleagues that supported the 'doomsday' budget," Rawlings-Blake said. Gov. Martin O'Malley called a special session of the Maryland General Assembly this spring, and passed tax increases to avoid a state budget with more than $500 million in cuts. Republicans in the state legislature opposed holding the special session. According to figures from the mayor's office, those cuts would have resulted in Baltimore eliminating positions for 92 police officers and 18 prosecutors in the State's Attorney's office, about 10 …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The addition of 4,200 solar panels are expected to generate 1,000 kilowatts of electricity per hour.
The Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant could soon significantly reduce its energy costs thanks to a newly completed array of solar panels at the Essex facility. According to figures released by Baltimore City, the 4,200 panels —installed by Johnson Controls—will save the city $6 million over the life of the project. The city invested $4 million in the project, which was offset by a $900,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration. The panels are expected to generate 1,000 kilowatts of electricity per hour and are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 9,500 metric tons annually, according to a Baltimore City news release. According to the release, this is the “equivalent to planting 245,500 trees and removing …