Politics & Business

Mayor Pugh Clarifies that She Has Been Following the GTTF Case, Says Comments Were ‘Distorted’

Mayor Pugh addresses the media on Feb. 7, 2018. Image via Facebook Live.

Mayor Catherine Pugh said in a statement Wednesday night that she has been following coverage of the ongoing Gun Trace Task Force trial after all, and that comments she made earlier that day during a press briefing at City Hall were “distorted.”

Md. Senate Votes to Delay Sick Leave Bill’s Implementation Until July

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Maryland’s new paid sick leave law is nearly on the books, but a proposal to delay its implementation until the summer has advanced in Annapolis.

City Council Votes to Back State Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

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The Baltimore City Council last night threw its support behind legislation in Annapolis that would bring the statewide minimum wage to the $15-an-hour mark by 2023.

Four Md. Mayors Endorse Franchot’s Beer Bill. Mayor Pugh Is Not One of Them—Yet

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Last week, the mayors of Annapolis, Frederick, Cambridge and Ocean City threw their support behind the Reform on Tap Act of 2018, a bill drafted by Comptroller Peter Franchot after he chaired a task force examining the state’s beer laws.

Gov. Hogan to Undergo Skin Cancer Treatment, But Says It’s ‘Very Easy to Care of’

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At an informal press conference called Thursday afternoon, Gov. Larry Hogan informed reporters he’ll undergo minor surgery this weekend to be treated for skin cancer.

Elijah Cummings ‘Getting Stronger’ After Surgeries, Planning Return to Capitol Hill

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Baltimore-native Rep. Elijah Cummings will be watching his buddy Donald Trump’s State of the Union address tonight from the sidelines as he continues recovering from two surgeries to treat an infection in his left knee.

Bill Would ‘Replace’ Pimlico with New Race Track in Baltimore County

The 2017 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Just as a second phase to study Pimlico Race Course’s future moves forward, Baltimore County Del. Pat McDonough is hoping the General Assembly will help him replace the track and bring the Preakness Stakes out of the city and into the county.

Pugh Creates Commission to Advise City on LGBTQ Baltimoreans’ Most Pressing Issues

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A newly established commission will help city officials take stock of issues affecting Baltimore’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, and devise a plan to address those problems.

Lead Developer of Nixed State Center Project Criticizes New Study on Redevelopment Options

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Speaking to state lawmakers on Tuesday, shortly after the release of a new study on the future redevelopment potential of Baltimore’s State Center complex, developer Caroline Moore blasted the Hogan administration for gutting her firm’s $1.5 billion redevelopment project and commissioning a study whose recommendations were similar to her company’s years-old plan.

CarePatrol of Baltimore Ranked Third for Highest Performing CarePatrol Franchise in the Country

CarePatrol Baltimore owner Paula Sotir center, alongside CarePatrol CEO Chuck Bongiovanni and COO Becky Bongiovanni.

CarePatrol of Baltimore is proud to share two awards that were recently earned in 2017. For earning the trust of their clients, the local franchise placed third overall highest performing CarePatrol franchise in the country.