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  • Sources: Rawlings-Blake administration demanded Young return tickets to Ravens game

    Sources: Rawlings-Blake administration demanded Young return tickets to Ravens game
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration asked Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young to return his tickets to the city's skybox at Sunday's Ravens game, following his criticism of the Baltimore Grand Prix, a source close to Young said. The...
  • City Council president says he'll pay back Ray Lewis for tickets to private skybox

    City Council president says he'll pay back Ray Lewis for tickets to private skybox
    City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young promised Wednesday to pay Ray Lewis for tickets to the Ravens linebacker's private skybox at Sunday's sold-out playoff game, saying he wanted to follow an ethics law the City Council approved just four months...
  • When should Baltimoreans vote? Once again, officials battle over proposals for change

    City and state leaders and voting rights advocates agree on this: After last year's abysmal voter turnout, Baltimore's odd election cycle should be changed to lure more people to the polls and save millions of dollars. But a fierce battle is brewing over...
  • Tickets to sold-out concerts, luxury boxes not uncommon for city officials

    Tickets to sold-out concerts, luxury boxes not uncommon for city officials
    Luxury boxes at major sporting events. Sold-out concerts. Galas. Vegas shows. Baltimore's lawmakers often receive tickets for shows and other popular events from developers, business people, corporations and nonprofits as one of the perks of office. Over...
  • Bill would deny pensions to convicted officeholders

    Prompted by recent scandals involving such officials as Mayor Sheila Dixon, an Anne Arundel County delegate has introduced legislation that would deny public pensions to elected officeholders who are convicted of crimes committed while in office. Del....
  • Mayor takes stand in pension trial

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took the stand in federal court Thursday, telling a judge that her administration's 2010 overhaul of the fire and police pension plan was necessary for the public good. Attorneys for the city and for the police and fire...
  • When politicians go bad

    When politicians go bad
    Maryland's constitution calls for the removal from office of any elected official, state or local, who is convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors. That would seem simple enough, but we have, sadly, at least three examples from recent years in...
  • Mayor invites family, donors, business allies to skybox

    Mayor invites family, donors, business allies to skybox
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's guests in the city's private skybox at Ravens games this past season included a small circle of city employees, prominent business leaders, donors to her campaign, and several family members, documents show. City...
  • Put mayor's Ravens seats to good use

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakeis missing a serious opportunity by only offering access to the city's luxury box suite at M&T Bank Stadium to her friends, campaign contributors and family members ("Mayor invites family, donors, allies to M&T box," Feb. 9)....
  • Bills seek to keep guilty pols from getting paychecks, pensions

    A Baltimore mayor and a Prince George's County councilwoman lingered in office for weeks after being found guilty of serious charges. A former Prince George's County executive is heading to prison but gets to keep a pension worth more than $50,000 a year....
  • Punishments to fit the politicians' crimes

    I enjoyed the letter "A punishment that fits the crime: Sentence Schurick to register African-American voters." Tailoring punishment to fit crimes is exactly what good judges do. Here are some additional suggestions: Sentence Democratic congressman...
  • 2011: A re-wind

    2011: A re-wind
    Fast cars zipped around downtown Baltimore streets and, it turns out, the race promoters' financial messes. A robocall that urged voters to relax and stay home led jurors to a vote of their own: guilty of election fraud. We bade farewell to an iconic...