jthompson

The decision is correct. There are simply no judicially manageable standards for the federal courts to determine when partisan politicians engage in too much partisanship when drawing district lines.


AOC was correct to oppose the diversion of scarce public resources into the coffers of a multi-national, multi-billion $$$ corporation. If the far left and the far right cannot agree on anything else, they can and usually do agree on the corporate welfare issue.


Welcome to our modern political economy. Kite Pharma is a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences, Inc., a multi-national, multi-billion $$$ Delaware corporation that had $5 billion in net income in 2018 whose top executives pay themselves millions of dollars in salaries, bonuses, stock options, go…

The County Council's enabling ordinance would do well to i) limit the scope of arbitrable "labor disputes" to the traditional topics of wages, hours, benefits, etc.; and ii) require that any collective bargaining agreement or binding arbitration award that provides for benefit increases b…

I would agree. There is nothing wrong with, pun intended, fighting fire with fire. The County Council should place a repeal of Question D on the ballot for the 2022 general election. While the voters won't repeal Question D, the effort will require the union to spend some on its political…

Steve: You may wish to check out §1-25-13 of the County Code, which provides as follows:
"§1-25-13. OPEN SESSIONS.
Any negotiations between a County elected official and the applicant or the applicant's agents concerning an agreement shall be conducted in open session."…

Doing so would provide Woodsboro Bank with the opportunity to place its money where the mouth of its president is. If a bank, in the business of evaluating credit risk, declines to lend its own money for the DH&CC project, the bank is in no position to encourage others to do so.

Many moons ago, the "business community", including several banks, inundated the Board of County Commissioners with demands for the County taxpayers to fund a bailout of a developer's promise to construct Monocacy Boulevard, then known as the "Jobs Pathway." Here was one …

Kirby is not a conservative. He voted to raise the County's general real property tax rate from 93.6 cents to $1.064 per $100 of assessed value.

Val, if the zoning of a property subject to a DR&RA is not otherwise vested, the DR&RA is not a serious impediment. All you need is a County Council & County Exec willing to act.

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