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Mary Pat Clarke
Power struggle at City Hall
Power struggle at City Hall

Miffed that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has vetoed three of their bills in the last several months, members of the Baltimore City Council are proposing legislation to limit her power — bills that she would presumably also veto. When you've got one of the strongest mayoral systems of any major city in America, it's not easy to make such changes, and this whole exercise is liable to amount to little more than a venting of collective spleen in advance of the 2016 elections. We should also note that the mayor had a point in at least two of the three vetoes and that she took action on her own today to address the issue raised by one of the bills, Baltimore's excessive...