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Jan 31, 2017

Bill proposes prohibiting expungement fees for charges vacated due to consent decree

It's unclear what the practical effect of the proposed legislation would be as experts indicate the decree as written will not have a significant impact on individual criminal cases.

Sep 13, 2011

Polls close in Baltimore primary

Polls have closed in Baltimore’s primary election after a day of low turnout. With 31 percent of precincts reporting, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has a 52 percent of the votes in the Democratic mayoral primary. State Sen. Catherine Pugh follows her with about 26 percent of the votes. Rawlings-Blake’s other challengers include former city planning director […]

Sep 13, 2011

Baltimore voters head to polls for city primary

Election officials say less than 10 percent of eligible voters have cast ballots in the first eight hours of voting in Baltimore’s primary election. Observers say Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has a lead in the Democratic mayoral primary. But challengers say they can oust her on Tuesday if enough supporters make it to voting booths. Election […]

Aug 30, 2011

The property tax shuffle

One of the top questions in this year’s mayoral race is how to lower the city’s residential property tax rate, the highest in Maryland at $2.268 per $100 of assessed value. All of the candidates have a plan. And those plans are repeatedly bashed on the campaign trail by the candidates in a round robin […]

Aug 9, 2011

Rawlings-Blake, Pugh ‘dissed’ in Conaway campaign site rap

Baltimore City mayoral candidate Frank Conaway has posted a rap on his campaign site that’s a little hard to miss. It takes just a couple swipes at his competitors for the spot — Otis Rolley, Catherine Pugh, Joseph “Jody” Landers and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. While we’re not sure this is actually Conaway rapping himself, the […]

Aug 5, 2011

Rawlings-Blake joins challengers at campaign forum

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has faced her opposition for the first time at a campaign forum. The mayor appeared Thursday at an event focused on disability issues and was joined by a number of challengers. They included state Sen. Catherine Pugh, former city planning director Otis Rolley, former Councilman Jody Landers and Circuit Court Clerk Frank […]

Aug 4, 2011

Baltimore’s mayoral candidates meet at forum

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is participating in her first mayoral candidate forum. Baltimore’s mayor and candidates vying to take her place will meet Thursday afternoon at an event organized by the Maryland Disabilities Forum. The forum being held at the headquarters of the National Federation of the Blind in south Baltimore will focus on disability issues, but […]

Jul 6, 2011

Pugh files for mayor; Stokes does not

State Sen. Catherine Pugh filed as a candidate in the Baltimore Democratic mayoral primary, but Councilman Carl Stokes was a no-show. Stokes had said he would be at the Board of Elections around 11 a.m. Tuesday to file in the mayor’s race, but after the 9 p.m. deadline, officials said he had not filed. His […]

Jul 5, 2011

Pugh, Stokes file for Democratic mayoral primary

State Sen. Catherine Pugh and Councilman Carl Stokes are filing as candidates in the Baltimore Democratic mayoral primary. Pugh is inviting supporters to walk with her from campaign headquarters to the Board of Elections around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. Stokes says he’ll be at the Board of Elections around 11 a.m. They are two of several […]

Jul 1, 2011

Letters to the Editor – 6/17/11

In his June 14 article concerning the legislative audit of the Clerk’s Office at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Steve Lash writes a piece that shows a lack of the thorough investigation that is the hallmark of good journalism. His article is filled with incomplete information and misunderstandings concerning the business processes in the […]

Jun 27, 2011

Rawlings-Blake to announce Baltimore mayoral bid

Top Maryland Democrats are helping Stephanie Rawlings-Blake launch her bid to stay in office. The Baltimore mayor is announcing her campaign outside her childhood home on Monday afternoon. She’ll be joined by Gov. Martin O’Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Rep. Elijah Cummings. Rawlings-Blake, who became mayor after former […]

Jun 17, 2011

Top 5: ‘I believe in Paul Schurick’

The owners of a former Owings Mills restaurant alleged their landlord increased the rent as it attracted more black customers. A state audit faulted the clerk’s office in Baltimore City Circuit Court for not being able to verify nearly $35 million collected in civil fees. But the top law story of the week was the […]

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