Amid surplus, Hogan pitches budget plan to incoming governor

Senate President Bill Ferguson, a Baltimore Democrat, noted after the committee’s vote that the state has maintained its Triple-A bond rating, which he described as “an unequivocal acknowledgement by fiscal experts that the budgets enacted by the General Assembly are fiscally responsible.” “In the Legislature, we know how to be pragmatic, and we know how…

Abundance of entertainment, dining coming to Baltimore’s newly-named Walk at Warner Street

“We have a world class casino, an unbelievable Topgolf facility coming from out of the ground, and Paramount,” Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson said. “This will be an incredible entertainment district thoroughfare, walking way between the stadium and the casino. We are going to see unbelievable investment in this part of the city.”

How a developer’s re-imagining of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is getting a $67.5 million boost from state taxpayers

“When there is the overhead view of Sunday Night Football [in] Baltimore, what is shown is that: Harborplace, Inner Harbor, public assets that are there,” Ferguson said. “It is our city’s cultural image for the downtown and I think there’s no city that has a failing downtown and a thriving uptown. It just doesn’t work.”

‘People cannot continue to feel unsafe:’ Senate president seeks to reassure Little Italy

Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson was back in Little Italy Tuesday night, after last month’s announcement with Gov. Larry Hogan on the security upgrades and investment funding for the neighborhood. Residents were pleased with Ferguson’s return while others were critical of the city’s response to the rise in crime.

‘People line up way before daybreak’: Md. commits to major upgrades of popular state parks

Ferguson set up a study group which led to the passage of the Maryland Great Outdoors Act which will send $162 million to the parks for repairs, expansion and increased staffing. “It is putting the state’s largest historical investment in state parks in this state’s history; it is a remarkable, remarkable thing,” says the Senate…

At Bill Signing, Top Leaders Celebrate Capital Budget, New Health Care and Public Safety Laws

“This is a very big deal,” said Ferguson. “It is the single biggest job-creating piece of legislation that we will jointly sign, and it was a true honor and pleasure … to enact a job creation capital budget that was mutually agreed upon and is an incredible incredible investment in the people of Maryland and…