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Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller has named a special committee to review that state's ethics laws that apply to legislators and other state and local officials and make recommendations for reforms that could be voted on as early as this year....
Tags: Ethics, Republican Party, U.S. Senate, Values, Joseph M Getty
A General Assembly committee charged with reviewing the behavior of state Sen. Ulysses Currie met briefly Thursday behind closed doors in what was described as an organizational session. Currie, a Prince George's County Democrat recently acquitted of...
Baltimore officials plan to ask the General Assembly to pass legislation to align the city's municipal elections with the federal cycle, the city's chief lobbyist said Monday. The change would "save the City money and engage more citizens in our...
Tags: Lobbying, Voting, Democratic Party, Local Elections, Referenda
Baltimore City's schools chief told state legislators Tuesday that he hopes to borrow $1.2 billion— six times more than the school system's current bonding authority — to pay for a massive and rapid overhaul of the city's crumbling public...
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller has named a special committee to review the state's ethics laws that apply to legislators and other state and local officials and make recommendations for reforms that could be voted on as early as this year. Miller...
Tags: Ethics, Republican Party, U.S. Senate, Joseph M Getty, Values
Baltimore's once-hefty delegation in the state legislature is due to slim down again when new political boundaries are drawn this year: The city is guaranteed to lose at least part of one of its six legislative districts. And while any part of the...
The pathetic turnout in Baltimore's primary election Tuesday demands a response. The blame lies, of course, on the citizens themselves who didn't bother to vote — nearly 80 percent of those eligible stayed home. But the city and state have also done...
Baltimore Sun reportersCouncilman Bernard C. "Jack" Young stopped by an elementary school in his East Baltimore district Friday morning to meet with a group of concerned constituents - the school's fifth-grade leadership team. The children led Young on a tour of the Dr....
Bernard C. "Jack" Young, a veteran East Baltimore councilman, was elected president of the City Council by a unanimous vote Monday evening. A 14-year member of the council who chaired the key budget and public safety committees, Young, 55, fills the seat...
Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon resigned Wednesday, part of a plea deal that brings a years-long corruption investigation to a close and ends the tenure of the city's first female mayor. Dixon, 56, will leave office Feb. 4, the day she is sentenced both for...
Tags: Facebook, Charity, Depression, Justice System, Sheila Dixon
Now that City Council President Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake will become mayor in February, the job she is leaving is up for grabs and council members wasted little time expressing their interest in the office. Baltimore's City Charter is clear on the...
Sun StaffBaltimore-area residents turned out by the hundreds yesterday to vent their anger at state officials who are proposing a radical restructuring of Maryland Transit Administration bus routes. Emotions in the hearing room at War Memorial Plaza were nearly...
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