Sponsored Content: A new bill passed in the Maryland legislature will prevent dangerous people from being able to own guns. In addition, the state will spend millions to increase security in schools.
More shops and restaurants will be coming to downtown Baltimore under a plan to build a third retail pavilion along Pratt Street.
In the first poll released ahead of the general election in November, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan holds a 16-point lead over his challenger, former NAACP president and venture capitalist Ben Jealous.
Of the 831 registered voters surveyed between Aug. 1-8, 52 percent said they would back Hogan, compared with 36 percent for Jealous, according to the new poll released by Gonzales Research & Media Services. Eleven percent remained undecided, and 1 percent said they would cast a ballot for either Libertarian candidate Shawn Quinn or Green Party candidate Ian Schlakman.
Balking at a question from a reporter today about his true political ideology, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous gave a profane answer that left some losing their grip on the puritanical world they apparently inhabit in 2018, and others deeming him entirely unfit to serve in political office.
The Baltimore City Council on Monday passed legislation changing the city’s fire code to substitute more flexible language governing street clearance for fire apparatus, a change Councilman Ryan Dorsey and others have said will speed up installation of cycling infrastructure and facilitate a handful of development projects.
The bill now sits on the desk of Mayor Catherine Pugh. James Bentley, a spokesman for the mayor’s office, said Tuesday afternoon that “she’s still reviewing the legislation,” and “her only stance is that she wants to ensure citizens are able to reside in those neighborhoods safely.”
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is proposing a change to the city’s constitution that would bar any deals allowing an outside company to take over Baltimore’s water supply, addressing concerns by activists about whether the water system could be up for sale.
With three months to go before Election Day, incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan is opening up a Baltimore campaign office at a prominent corner in Station North.
Sponsored Content: Maryland’s Republican governor and Democratically-controlled legislature heralded the passage of a swath of new laws in a celebration early last month. Many of these laws are designed to increase education funding in the state and provide new opportunities to students. However, one stands to significantly impact the ability of prosecutors to obtain guilty verdicts against sexual offenders.
Mayor Catherine Pugh didn’t seem fazed when asked Wednesday about the unanimous rejection to transfer $21 million in police overtime spending by the Baltimore City Council’s budget committee.
“It’s already spent,” she told the media during her weekly press conference.