Too little, too late story of the week: Ken Oliver
The news: Baltimore County Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver resigned this week from his job at the Department of Business and Economic Development after news reports noting a provision in the county charter prohibiting councilmen from holding state jobs. Our take: He can't exactly plead ignorance since he was a cosponsor of a failed charter amendment three years ago that would have overturned that very provision. He squeaked through last year's election despite having pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds. Voters may not be so kind next time.