| May 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
BOYNE CITY -- Boyne City Public Schools will not privatize custodial services next school year.
That was the unanimous agreement of the district board of education at its meeting Monday. By rejecting privatization, the district's eight full-time and...
| May 13, 2013
| 9:51 AM
For many years, Gary/Chicago International Airport has offered its services as a reliever airport to help ease flight-delay pressures at Chicago's two airports.
Yet there have been few takers among airlines or passengers, despite competition in the form...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:42 PM
The Parks and Recreation Committee of the South Bend Common Council heard a proposal Thursday afternoon from the Potawatomi Zoological Society. The group wants to take over management of the zoo, which is run right now by the city Parks and Recreation...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:22 AM
There's a P3 in your future.
Maryland is poised to join 34 states and key federal agencies in transforming the way government works. The new mantra, "P3," is shorthand for public-private partnerships.
Maryland's P3 legislation, championed by Lt. Gov....
| May 4, 2013
Christopher Lee cut his teeth on public-private partnerships 26 years ago as a Lehman Brothers executive in charge of financing projects in Asia.
He put together a consortium of local investors to build a $1.8 billion, 12-mile toll road in Bangkok....
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:36 PM
After receiving a proposal last week to begin developing a master plan for downtown redevelopment, the Hagerstown City Council will meet in closed session Tuesday to get legal advice on how it should proceed.
D. Bruce Poole and Dane Bauer, two...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Hagerstown officials will hear a report Tuesday afternoon from a real estate development group, which includes Sora Development, that wants to create a public-private partnership with the city for downtown redevelopment projects.
Officials with Ripken...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:43 PM
The criminal allegations against Nolan Bernard could put him in prison for life. But on Monday, it was his tenuous link to Orange County's home-confinement program — through its most damning failure, the case of Bessman Okafor — that he was...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:36 PM
Who is going to pay for the expansion of the west Calexico Port of Entry? That is a question that continues to elude locals who believe a more efficient border crossing is at the heart of the some of the area’s economic distress.
Yet that is a...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Backed by an affirming legislative session and soon to be flush with transportation money, state officials went to Washington on Monday to assure the administration that Maryland has both the means and the will to build two light rail systems.
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Maryland's deteriorating infrastructure could receive a boost from private investor dollars, thanks to legislation passed Monday designed to enhance public-private partnerships.
The idea behind so-called public-private partnerships, or P3s, is to get...