Tag: Kevin Kamenetz

Rascovar: Hogan vs. Kamenetz, a preview of 2018?

In a bizarre twist, we might witness a preview of the 2018 gubernatorial campaign at the next Board of Public Works meeting. Then again, a threatened confrontation between Republican Gov. Larry Hogan Jr. and Democratic Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz may never occur. Even more bizarre is the issue that could bring these potential foes into a debate arena: air-conditioning.

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Franchot votes against $7 million in school projects because AC is not included

Emotions ran high and discussions ran long as the Board of Public Works approved $7 million in Baltimore County school renovation projects – but not a cent of it going toward air conditioning in old schools.

Comptroller Peter Franchot voted against the projects because he felt the lack of air conditioning in 65 of the 172 county schools should be the district’s top priority.

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State, local financing help Owings Mills Metro project leave the station

Thanks to the intervention of the Maryland Department of Transportation, ground will be broken Thursday for the first building in the long-stalled $220 million Metro Centre at Owings Mills project. A transit-oriented development at Baltimore County’s Owings Mills Metro station, the project has been in the works since 2000. Disputes over building logistics and price, as well as increases in construction costs delayed it for more than a decade.

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Baltimore County Republicans take pledge on pension reform

Republican candidates for Baltimore County and state offices pledged Monday to support legislation that would change the pension system for all elected officials in the state.

Led by state’s attorney hopeful Steve Bailey, the group of about 20 candidates vowed to support legislation that would move elected officials out of the current defined benefit pension plan and into a 401(k) retirement savings plan.

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