Hospital executives and Baltimore government officials scrambled to figure out how many "Healthy Holly" books Mayor Catherine Pugh had sold. After she said University of Maryland Medical System was her sole customer, Kaiser Permanente told Pugh's chief lobbyist that it, too, had bought books.
Users on Reddit asked Baltimore Sun reporters Doug Donovan, Luke Broadwater, Ian Duncan, Talia Richman and Liz Bowie their questions regarding Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and her "Healthy Holly" book deals with UMMS and other entities.
Though the University of Maryland Medical System's board members are appointed by the governor and the institution receives millions of dollars in taxpayer funds each year, state law allows the health system to largely operate in secrecy, its board meetings and documents kept private.
The acting CEO of the embattled University of Maryland Medical System says Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh approached the hospital network, seeking compensation for her self-published children’s books. He testified on the next-to-last working day of Maryland's 2019 General Assembly session.
The Maryland Senate has unanimously approved legislation outlawing self-dealing on the University of Maryland Medical System's board of directors, a day after the House of Delegates passed a similar measure. Lawmakers now must work out minor differences between the bills.
Maryland lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that will allow the Johns Hopkins University to form its own police force in Baltimore. The Senate voted 42-2 to approve the bill, dubbed the “Community Safety and Strengthening Act.”
Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch has introduced an amendment that would force all members of the embattled University of Maryland Medical System board of directors to step down by the end of the year. They'd have to reapply to return to their positions.
The family of Anton Black came to Annapolis on Tuesday to raise concern that legislation bearing the 19-year-old’s name has not received a vote in Maryland’s General Assembly — while another police transparency bill they view as much weaker is advancing.
The University of Maryland Medical System CEO Robert A. Chrencik was placed on leave Thursday as accusations of “self-dealing” and no-bid contracting with board members have rocked the hospital network.
House Speaker Michael Busch said Wednesday that he will introduce sweeping legislation to reform the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors as accusations of “self-dealing” have rocked the hospital network.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s book company has given $7,040 in political contributions over three years — including a $5,000 gift to her own campaign. Healthy Holly LLC also gave $1,000 to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr.’s campaign, as well as $1,000 to state Sen. Jill Carter.
Gov. Larry Hogan and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller say the University of Maryland Medical System needs to put an end to any conflicts of interest in business deals for members of the system’s board of directors.
General Assembly leaders are expressing outrage and calling for reforms and an audit of the University of Maryland Medical System after The Baltimore Sun reported nine members of the system’s board — including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — have business deals with the hospital network.
A review by The Baltimore Sun has found nine members of the University of Maryland Medical System’s Board of Directors — including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — have side deals with the hospital network that are each worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would allow Johns Hopkins University to create a private, armed police force. Opponents, who object to "privatizing policing," spent more than an hour trying in vain to modify the measure.
A sweeping package of bills being considered by the General Assembly would change how child support payments are determined by Maryland courts. The legislation would affect “hundreds of thousands” of people who depend on the child support system when parents split up.
A bill that would allow Johns Hopkins University to create a private police force in Baltimore has cleared another hurdle in the Maryland General Assembly. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted 9-1 to advance the bill to the Senate for consideration.
A majority of Baltimore's state senators have voted to endorse legislation to create an armed Johns Hopkins police force — clearing a major hurdle to the bill’s passage. By a vote of 3-2, delegation backed legislation authorizing the force. The amended bill would impose limits on patrol areas.
Key Baltimore senators have voted to endorse a series of legislative amendments designed to win the Maryland General Assembly’s approval for an armed police force at Johns Hopkins University's campuses in the city.
Leaders of Maryland's General Assembly have named a work group to study legalizing recreational marijuana — a clear signal that no legislation will be passed this year. The bipartisan group will study issues with a deadline to report recommendations at the end of 2019.
In interviews this week with The Baltimore Sun, a majority of the city legislators — whose support is critical to passing legislation that would allow Johns Hopkins' private police force — said they are undecided about how they’ll vote.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has chosen an administrator from Georgetown University to lead the city's civil rights office, the city solicitor said. Darnell Ingram takes over amid a bitter legal dispute between the solicitor and a police oversight panel the office works with.
The task force reviewing civilian oversight of Baltimore police is calling for a more powerful “independent police accountability agency,” replacing the existing Civilian Review Board, which critics have complained lacks authority to hold officers accountable.
All of the 188 seats in the Maryland General Assembly — 47 in the Senate, 141 in the House of Delegates — were on the ballot Tuesday, forcing many veteran incumbents in the Baltimore region and elsewhere to face possible ouster as voters decided whether to make sweeping changes in Annapolis.
State Sen. Jill P. Carter, 53, the daughter of renowned civil rights leader Walter P. Carter, has been the subject of negative online ads from her challenger, J.D. Merrill, 27, the son-in-law of former Gov. Martin O’Malley.
Challengers to Baltimore’s incumbent state senators are promising to bring change and new energy to the city’s representation in Annapolis. But Democratic leaders warn that such an outcome could further diminish the city’s political clout in the General Assembly.
A judge has ordered state elections officials to remove the name of former state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks from the Democratic primary ballot, ruling that after the longtime politician had his name stricken from voter rolls he was no longer eligible to run.
Members of the Democratic Central Committee for Baltimore's 41st District voted to send two names to Gov. Larry Hogan to fill the seat left by former lawmaker Nathaniel T. Oaks: former Del. Jill P. Carter and Joyce J. Smith.
Jill P. Carter, the director of Baltimore’s Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, on Tuesday filed to run for state Senate against Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks, who is facing federal corruption charges.