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Ethics board scores a near miss
The Baltimore ethics board came close to showing some real backbone this week in seeking higher standards for the mayor's use of free tickets she gets to the city's sports stadiums and 1st Mariner Arena. The board is demanding better record keeping and that each ticket be used for a legitimate city purpose. Unfortunately, the mayor's administration is proposing to define "legitimate city purpose" so broadly as to make the restriction meaningless, and the board appears inclined to go along with her.
December 13, 2012