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  • Do politicians who take gifts from developers really think they are doing nothing wrong?

    Why do politicians continue to take money and favors from developers and others? ("Kamenetz, council members got tickets from developers," May 2). Don't they realize how this looks and that favors are expected in return? One of the attorneys who...
  • Balto. Co. bill would require license for BYOB establishments

    Balto. Co. bill would require license for BYOB establishments
    Baltimore County businesses that let customers bring their own alcohol would need a "BYOB" license under legislation spurred by complaints about hookah lounges that are raucous late into the night. The bill, introduced Monday by Lutherville Republican...
  • Balto. Co. councilman Huff took football tickets from developer

    Balto. Co. councilman Huff took football tickets from developer
    Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff says he accepted football tickets from a developer that were not reported on his annual financial disclosure form. The county's ethics law does not require elected officials to disclose whether they've accepted...
  • Editorial: BYOB bill has merit, but paints with too broad a brush

    A bill introduced in the County Council would open a new arena for regulation of alcoholic beverages in Baltimore County — BYOB businesses. The bill, while well-intentioned, may be more law than is necessary to solve the problems it is designed...
  • Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans

    Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans
    When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall. There were no comparisons to Emmett Till, no columns in national newspapers about the anxieties of growing up black and male in a country...
  • Balto. Co. Councilman works for state in apparent violation

    Baltimore County Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver has been working for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, an apparent violation of a county charter rule that bars council members from working for the state. Oliver, a Randallstown...
  • Flunking Government Ethics 101

    Flunking Government Ethics 101
    Politicians are a lot like middle school students. The moment you think they are mature and thoughtful enough to do the responsible thing, they are bound to disappoint. As any experienced parent or president of the United States will tell you, better to...
  • Councilman violates charter by holding county and state jobs

    Considering that just two years ago Baltimore County Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of misappropriating campaign funds, the emerging scandal regarding his apparent violation of a county charter provision barring council...
  • Two Md. stories show the effect of one-party rule

    Interesting events in politics this past week. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake is reviewing 40 cabinet members. Are you kidding me, it takes 40 cabinet members to advise the mayor? No wonder the city is broke, closing rec centers and closing fire houses....
  • Balto. Co. councilman Oliver to resign from state job

    Baltimore County Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver has told state officials he plans to resign from his job at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development after revelations that the position apparently violates a county charter rule...
  • Oliver tries to keep support in turbulent council tenure

    Oliver tries to keep support in turbulent council tenure
    The councilman wouldn't return their calls. Shirley Supik and her husband, Jeff, were trying to stop Baltimore County from tearing down the historic former Underground Railroad safe house they own. So, Jeff Supik stuck a note on the front door of...
  • Balto. Co. health IT company recruiting for jobs

    A health information technology company in Baltimore County has made the first major expansion at the new Federal Center at Woodlawn and is recruiting for dozens of positions. Executives of Maricom and CSC on Thursday joined Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, a...