Delay Port Covington vote? [Poll]

Should consideration of the proposed $535 million Port Covington TIF deal in Baltimore be put on hold until after the new mayor and City Council are in place?

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  • A $15 minimum wage? Not so fast

    A $15 minimum wage? Not so fast

    The $15 minimum wage laws recently enacted in California and New York have given quite a boost to local efforts to raise basic salaries. Given those high-profile campaigns — and the strong support from union backers — it comes as no surprise that the Baltimore City Council will soon be pondering...

  • When shots are fired

    As Baltimore's newly elected mayor and City Council ponder how to address the city's epidemic gun violence they may wish to reconsider an earlier decision not to adopt technology designed to pinpoint the source of gunfire. So-called gunshot detection systems use a sophisticated array of microphones...

  • Traffic deaths are no surprise

    It is no surprise that Maryland road fatalities have greatly increased ("Maryland roadways deaths up 17 percent, more than double national rate," April 26). Aggressive and distracted driving abound on our roadways and seemingly go unchecked. Add to that the new reality of embedded heroin addiction...

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  • Baltimore's future depends on state aid to its schools

    As a community, as members of faith centers and as citizens, we have a responsibility to each other and to our city. But our greatest responsibility is to our children and the generations yet to be born. There is a brighter tomorrow ahead for the city, and Baltimore's children will be the ones...

  • Baltimore needs candidates' help

    With the flames from the uprising still smoldering in our minds, each of Baltimore's mayoral candidates ran toward trouble with the energy and ideas needed to rebuild this city. In the dim light of neighborhood churches, in crowded technology labs and large conference rooms, each of them has pointed...

  • Clinton needs Sanders voters

    Roger Kostmeyer says Sen. Bernie Sanders should be mindful of the party's goal of winning in November ("Runners-up don't dictate terms," April 26). So should he! If significant numbers of the policies Sanders supporters value are not in the party platform, many of those people will not vote for...

  • Edwards bows out disgracefully

    As a post mortem to Maryland's primary election, I cannot help but to express my dismay at Rep. Donna Edwards ("As Barbara Mikulski makes way, Democratic women suffer election losses," April 26). As I watched her concession speech, I was fully expecting to hear her heartfelt congratulations to...

  • Stop wasting taxpayer dollars

    It's time for local, state and federal taxpayers tell the politicians to stop spending our tax dollars on picking winners and losers. We have seen that most politicians lack the ability to understand what good businesses are. We have a city-operated hotel that has lost millions of taxpayer dollars,...

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  • God and politics (continued)

    God and politics (continued)

    LOUISVILLE -- Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year's presidential race. Yet, in this campaign, self-described evangelicals don't seem as concerned as they once were about a candidate's personal faith. Otherwise, more of them might support the openly Christian candidate,...

  • Presidential frontrunners close in

    Presidential frontrunners close in

    Donald Trump's sweep of five Northeastern primaries and Hillary Clinton's victories in four of the five have moved the 2016 presidential election process to the brink of decision in both parties, and a prospective Trump-Clinton faceoff in November. Mr. Trump's pickup of 109 convention delegates...

  • Gov. McAuliffe does right thing for wrong reason

    Gov. McAuliffe does right thing for wrong reason

    The Republicans are probably right. Last week, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, issued an executive order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-offenders. The sweeping order applies to those who have completed their sentences and any probation or parole. The GOP was unimpressed....

  • The endgame of 2016's anti-establishment politics

    The endgame of 2016's anti-establishment politics

    Will Bernie Sanders' supporters rally behind Hillary Clinton if she gets the nomination? Likewise, if Donald Trump is denied the Republican nomination, will his supporters back whoever gets the Republican nod? If 2008 is any guide, the answer is unambiguously yes to both. About 90 percent of the...

  • As the $20 bill gets a new face, Andrew Jackson's sins are recalled

    As the $20 bill gets a new face, Andrew Jackson's sins are recalled

    Tubman is in, Hamilton is saved and Jackson is banished to the back of the bill. That is the news from the United States Treasury, where it was announced on Wednesday that the face of a venerable and brave African-American woman will be the first to grace the front of the nation's paper currency....