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Where we stand in the battle against the hotel boondoggle

Supporters of the downtown hotel boondoggle were joyous over having managed to pull off a last minute victory in gaining state funding for the downtown hotel in Frederick. Opponents played the game in Annapolis fair and square. We adhered to … Continue reading

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Gov Hogan: Please veto all items in the capital program for…

Gov Hogan: please veto all line items in the capital budget for funding a Downtown Hotel Conference Center here in Frederick. Hotels can and should stand on their own feet financially. They should not receive state funding. Conference/convention centers often … Continue reading

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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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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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Appropriators say No to state $s for boondoggle hotel (Comments in FNP)

petersamuel Mar 26, 2016 9:41am This $200k-from-nowhere caps a week of fiascos for the outrageous boondoggle of a downtown conference hotel project. $31 million of public money the boosters of this hotel want to spend for an ‘upscale’ conference facility … Continue reading

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‘Shambles’ (LTE 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 … Continue reading

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Senator Astle: I wish I could have intervened to say ‘You’re right, Sir’

Letter to Senator John Astle, vice-chair Senate Finance Committee, longtime senator representing Anne Arundel Co: Sir: I wish I could have intervened to confirm your line of reasoning at the very end of the Senate Finance Committee

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MSA-dictated bill SB1038 at odds with project as presented to citizens of Frederick (Senate testimony)

Senators: the City of Frederick’s Downtown Hotel and Conference Center project should not be referred to the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) for financing at this time. As presently constituted the project is a bloated mess, undeserving of $20 million of … Continue reading

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Wasteful bloat — for Senate Finance Committee testimony, 2016-03-22

Senators: the City of Frederick’s Downtown Hotel and Conference Center project should not be referred to the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) for financing at this time. As presently constituted the project is a bloated mess, undeserving of $20 million of … Continue reading

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