Monthly Archives: March 2016

Scandalous bypass of established procedures (email to Governor)

Mr Governor: we wish to draw to your attention a scandalous effort by a minority of Frederick County delegates to fund a Frederick conference center boondoggle through parliamentary trickery. Bills to enable the

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Deceitful parliamentary maneuver (email to delegates)

Reported in the Frederick News-Post this morning is an effort by a minority of Frederick County delegates to fund a Frederick conference center boondoggle through parliamentary trickery. Bills to enable the Maryland Stadium Authority to fund a Downtown Conference Facility … Continue reading

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Comment On Hemphill (FB bits)

Ill-conceived: the project goals were all about supposed “impacts” on spending, jobs, revenues which is economic gibberish (my first salaried job was teaching undergraduate Ecos 101) because people’s spending is limited by their incomes and wealth. More spending here is … Continue reading

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Minority makes mockery of established parliamentary procedures (email to delegates, senators)

Dear Delegate/Senator: Reported in the Frederick News-Post this morning is an effort by a minority of Frederick County delegates to fund a Frederick conference center boondoggle through parliamentary trickery. Bills to enable the Maryland Stadium Authority to fund a Downtown Conference … Continue reading

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Scandalous backroom dealings: letter to the Governor

Mr Governor: we wish to draw to your attention a scandalous effort by a minority of Frederick County delegates to fund a Frederick conference center boondoggle through parliamentary trickery. Bills to enable the Maryland Stadium Authority to fund a Downtown … Continue reading

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Sneaky backroom dealings to thwart win in regular appropriations process

Email: Dear Delegate/Senator: Reported in the Frederick News-Post this morning is an effort by a minority of Frederick County delegates to fund a Frederick conference center boondoggle through parliamentary trickery. Bills to enable the Maryland Stadium Authority to fund a … Continue reading

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‘Ill-conceived’ – comment on Arlo Hemphill (FoFC Marriott Hotel Watch page)

Ill-conceived: the project goals were all about supposed “impacts” on spending, jobs, revenues which is economic gibberish (my first salaried job was teaching undergraduate Ecos 101) because people’s spending is limited by their

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MEDCO’s conference center hotels have a record of chronic losses – Rocky Gap & Chesapeake

They were both promoted with the promise of bringing new business, new jobs, and new revenues with boosters claiming they’d be ‘transformational’ of the local economy, a catalyst for the recovery of a depressed area… 

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SB1038: LETTER TO THE MAYOR

Mr Mayor: you said during your address in Annapolis to the Senate Finance Committee March 22 on SB1038: “We know there are concerns and we are trying to address those concerns as they come to us.” One concern you have … Continue reading

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‘Shambles’ (LTE as published Frederick News-Post)

Sir: The city’s downtown hotel project is a shambles. Bills HB 1474 and SB 1038 to enable the Maryland Stadium Authority to adopt the hotel project in Frederick have been shelved for the 2016 session of the General Assembly. Twenty-million

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