Democratic candidates for Baltimore’s vacant 7th Congressional District seat sought to separate themselves from a crowded field during a debate in which criminal justice played a leading role — and provoked one of the evening’s rare disagreements.
Diamondback Investment Co. LLC — 25% of which was previously owned by Gov. Larry Hogan’s development company — is one of three development groups that have given written notice of a lawsuit after the Enclave at Crofton got a red light from the Office of Planning and Zoning.
The candidates for Baltimore City Council president have each amassed more than $50,000 in campaign funds ahead of the first competitive race for the position in nearly a decade, but the contest for city comptroller has proven to be a higher dollar race.
More than 422,000 voters met the deadline for registering for the Feb. 4 primary election for the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings’ longtime seat, according to new figures that reflect the dominance of Baltimore Democrats in the district.
Long-delayed grants from Baltimore’s Youth Fund could begin rolling out to community organizations early next month, according to Associated Black Charities, a nonprofit organization paid to administer the public fund.
Most Americans have firm opinions about the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but there remains a sliver – maybe 10% – for whom the Senate trial could prove conclusive, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says.
In Baltimore, the police department’s $48 million overtime budget is a frequent cause of hand-wringing, news stories and contentious City Council hearings. But the Maryland prison system’s use of overtime ― the result of a severe staffing shortage ― easily eclipses Baltimore's. In 2013, the prison system paid out $41 million in overtime and counted about 5% of positions as vacant. Last year, overtime had risen to $129 million, with 20% of officers’ jobs vacant.