Funemployed Governors Club – Thursday, January 15th

The city will help pay for a new network of bike lanes downtown, including a protected lane on Maryland Avenue that will separate cyclists from traffic with parked cars. Thomas Palermo, the cyclist killed on Dec. 27, was riding in an unprotected bike lane on Roland Avenue when he was struck by Bishop Heather Cook.

After leaving office next week, Governor Martin O’Malley plans on doing that thing where he gives a speech, then gets paid more money than you did last year. Like many presidential hopefuls, he’s also writing a book that your dad may pretend to like if you give it to him for Father’s Day.

Animal control officers raided an arabber stable on South Carlton Street yesterday, seizing 14 horses. The Baltimore City Health Department claims they took the horses due to unclean conditions and the recent cold temperatures (the stable is unheated). It’s still unclear whether or not the horses will be returned. City Paper has photos of the stables.

Caesars Entertainment, the operator of Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino, is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. This bankruptcy is not expected to impact the day-to-day operation of the new casino, as it’s owned by a different branch of Caesars, mostly because the gambling & entertainment giant is a complete mess and knew this was coming.