Mayor and City Council split over ‘gag orders’ in city settlements, including in cases of police abuse
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has signed an executive order retroactively barring the use of “gag orders" in some city settlements. Advocates for a ban on such restrictions called the order a misleading political maneuver meant to distract from a more effective attempt by the City Council to end the practice.
Ex-Baltimore health commissioner Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood spar over benefits, confidentiality clause
Former Baltimore health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen on Saturday said Planned Parenthood is withholding severance pay and health benefits owed to her under her contract in an effort to get her to sign a burdensome confidentiality agreement on her way out the door, after less than a year serving as the organization’s president and CEO.