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A timeline of the Catherine Pugh scandal

Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, second from left, and her attorney Steven Silverman, left, leave a sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Pugh was sentenced to three years in federal prison for arranging fraudulent sales of her self-published children's books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Here is a rundown of events that led up to the sentencing of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on charges related to the sale of her “Healthy Holly” children’s book series: Dec. 6, 2016 Catherine Pugh takes office after winning the ...

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Mosby: Kill bill to hire prosecutors in AG’s office

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, left, speaks as Prince George's County State's Attorney Aisha Braveboy looks on. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby called on lawmakers Wednesday to kill a bill that would provide $2.5 million to hire criminal prosecutors in the Office of the Attorney General that would focus on violent offenders. Mosby spoke ...

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Chief Judge Barbera opposes ‘compromise’ judicial elections bill

The term will mark Mary Ellen Barbera’s eighth and final full session as Court of Appeals chief judge. Barbera, the first woman to serve as Maryland’s top jurist, will reach the state’s mandatory judicial retirement age of 70 next September.

ANNAPOLIS – Legislation aimed at striking a compromise between proponents and opponents of contested circuit court elections has failed to gain the support of the elections’ most vocal, highest-ranking critic. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, Maryland’s top ...

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Issue of exoneree compensation returns to General Assembly

Four exonerees, clockwise from top left: Walter Lomax, Hubert James Williams, Lamar Johnson and Clarence Shipley.  MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount

ANNAPOLIS — A push to reform and streamline the way Maryland compensates the wrongly convicted was heard in two General Assembly committees Wednesday. Senate Bill 797 and House Bill 985 propose requiring the Maryland Board of Public Works to pay individuals ...

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Jones testifies that $577M is needed to remedy HBCU imbalance

House Speaker Adrienne Jones presents her HBCU funding bill to the House Appropriations Committee. (The Daily Record / Tim Curtis)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones, testifying Tuesday in support of her legislation that would provide $577 million to the state’s four historically black colleges and universities, said long-running litigation over equitable funding for the institutions has gone on ...

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Legislation aims to close all Md. coal-burning electricity plants

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ANNAPOLIS — Coal-burning electricity plants in Maryland could turn out their lights under legislation being considered in the Maryland General Assembly. The bill finds itself competing with other high-profile environmental bills that will count on the same funding sources. Additionally, ...

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Preakness backers pitch lawmakers on keeping race in Baltimore

Bernardini, outside left, ridden Javier Castellano,  Sweetnorthernsaint, center, ridden by Kent Desormeaux,  along with Like Now, left front, ridden by Garrett Gomez and Hemingway's Key, along the rail, ridden by Jeremy Rose, round the final turn of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Saturday, May 20, 2006. Bernardini won the race with Sweetnorthernsaint in second, Hemingway's Key came in third.  (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers for the first time Tuesday heard testimony on a pair of bills authorizing a $372.9 million plan to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. A bipartisan group of local leaders including Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, ...

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Senate gives initial approval to hate crime, hairstyle bias bills

Sen. William "Will" Smith, chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. (The Daily Record/File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on bills that would ease the standard for proving a hate crime and expand Maryland civil rights law’s definition of “race” to include ethnic hairstyles. On Tuesday, senators gave preliminary ...

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