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Is that wheat protein in your Whopper? Plant-based meat sales rising.
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 3 Apr 2019 11:15:00 PDT

From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. And carnivores — not vegans or vegetarians — are among the biggest consumers.

Growing demand for healthier, more sustainable food is one reason people are seeking plant-based meats. That's...

Maryland General Assembly passes legislation barring the seizure of Baltimore homes over water bills
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 3 Apr 2019 14:25:00 PDT

The General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that would ban the city of Baltimore from placing liens against homes, churches and other properties over unpaid water bills.

The House of Delegates voted 138-0 to pass legislation by Sen. Mary Washington, a Baltimore Democrat, that...

Late push in Maryland General Assembly would move thousands of asbestos lawsuits into mediation
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 3 Apr 2019 14:40:00 PDT

In the waning days of the Maryland General Assembly session, lawmakers are considering creating a state office to mediate thousands of lawsuits from workers sickened by exposure to asbestos.

The bill is being pushed by the Law Offices of Peter Angelos, a firm that represents two-thirds of the more...

21 and up: Maryland General Assembly passes bill banning young adults from buying tobacco, nicotine
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 3 Apr 2019 15:40:00 PDT

Maryland’s General Assembly passed a measure Wednesday to raise the age for buying tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21 — after carving out an exemption for members of the military.

The bill, which proponents say is aimed at protecting teens from the harmful health effects of smoking, but...

To save the Preakness, Baltimore officials pushed a plan behind the scenes to fund Pimlico improveme
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 3 Apr 2019 15:50:00 PDT

Baltimore officials trying to retain the Preakness Stakes and save Pimlico Race Course floated a half-billion-dollar plan to the track’s owner to pay for improvements there while also funding renovations at two of the company’s other Maryland tracks.

It’s the plan Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh...

Target raising its minimum wage to $13 from $12
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 4 Apr 2019 06:15:00 PDT

Target is raising the minimum hourly wage for its workers for the third time in less than two years.

The discounter said Thursday it plans to raise the hourly starting wage to $13 from $12 in June.

The Minneapolis-based retailer announced in 2017 a plan to raise its starting hourly wages for workers...

Amtrak strikes deal to redevelop Penn Station with Baltimore developers, investing $90 million
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 4 Apr 2019 11:00:00 PDT

Amtrak and a team of locally led developers have reached an agreement expected to kick-start a $400 million to $600 million transformation of the area around Baltimore’s historic Penn Station, creating a transit-oriented hub of apartments, shops, offices and a hotel.

Under a master development...

Maryland Senate follows House in approving legislation to reform UMMS board after contracting scanda
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 4 Apr 2019 11:05:00 PDT

The Maryland Senate unanimously approved legislation to reform the University of Maryland Medical System's board of directors Thursday, a day after the House of Delegates passed a similar measure.

Lawmakers need to work out some differences between the bills before sending the legislation to Republican...

‘Another brutal blow:’ Baltimore acting mayor asks lawmakers to help preserve Pimlico, Preakness
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 4 Apr 2019 14:45:00 PDT

In his first lobbying effort in Annapolis as Baltimore’s acting mayor, Bernard C. “Jack” Young implored the Maryland General Assembly’s leaders to kill a bill that would change state subsidies to favor the Laurel Park horseracing track over Pimlico Race Course.

“As you are aware, Baltimore city...

Investigation into insurance companies’ purchase of ‘Healthy Holly’ books will ‘probably’ expand, Re
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 4 Apr 2019 16:30:00 PDT

Maryland Insurance Administrator Al Redmer said Thursday that he’s likely to expand his investigation of insurers involved in donations or sales of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s self-published “Healthy Holly” books.

The Maryland Insurance Administration — which regulates all insurers in the state — has...

Massive former Martin Aircraft plant in Middle River to be sold to Baltimore real estate developer
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 5 Apr 2019 02:00:00 PDT

Blue Ocean, a Baltimore-based real estate firm, announced plans this week to buy and redevelop the massive former Martin Aircraft manufacturing plant in Middle River.

Blue Ocean said it has a contract to buy the 1.9 million-square-foot structure that sprawls across 49 acres adjacent to Martin State...

Maryland House votes to override Gov. Hogan’s veto of bill that would bar oyster harvesting in 5 san
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 5 Apr 2019 16:30:00 PDT

Maryland’s House of Delegates voted Friday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that would permanently bar oyster harvesting in five waterways targeted for restoration of the distressed species.

The delegates voted 96-43 to support House Speaker Michael Busch’s legislation, which environmental...

Hunt’s tomato paste recalled; some cans could have mold
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 5 Apr 2019 08:05:00 PDT

Conagra Brands is recalling some Hunt's tomato paste cans due to the possibility of mold.

The Chicago-based company said that the recall is for 6-ounce cans of Hunt's Tomato Paste No Salt Added. It said that after the canning process, the final product could have been damaged, creating the potential...

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