- Former Chevy Chase mayor David Lublin, a Democrat and no conservative, challenges some of the views associated with the Greater Greater Washington blog including its perpetual infatuation with streetcar and light rail, the trouble it has drawing lessons from Metro’s woes, and the jaundiced view it takes of single-family homes and in some cases their owners. Greater Greater’s David Alpert replies (don’t miss his correction after making a claim that WaPo supported Larry Hogan), drawing this riposte.
- Paid sick leave: can we stop pretending that the Bloomberg public health operation at Johns Hopkins somehow differs from the run of other plushly funded liberal advocacy groups? [WaPo, Maryland Reporter]
- At Center Maryland, Josh Kurtz takes note of my Washington Examiner piece on Larry Hogan and other GOP northeastern governors, though he seems sure the Kochs are involved somehow;
- Enriching lawyers, hiking the costs to state agencies: Attorney General Brian Frosh to push Maryland False Claims Act, discussed extensively in this space last year [Rebecca Lessner, Maryland Reporter]
- Not actually a progressive idea: bill proposes keeping unsubstantiated child abuse allegations on file longer, with consequences that include giving some adult actors more legal leverage [Capital Gazette]
- “Four Ways the Hogan Administration Could Save Maryland Billions” [John J. Walters, Maryland Public Policy Institute, PDF]
Tag Archives: urbanism and development
When transit-oriented development begins to get real for Montgomery County neighbors — in particular, when a substantial apartment building is proposed atop the Takoma metro at the D.C. border — you might expect progressives to be all in favor of it, given its recommended benefits in averting sprawl. Yet leading progressive Democrats like Chris Van Hollen, Heather Mizeur, and Jamie Raskin instead play along with locally powerful NIMBY forces demanding lower density. David Alpert at Greater Greater Washington wonders why.