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  • When should Baltimoreans vote? Once again, officials battle over proposals for change

    City and state leaders and voting rights advocates agree on this: After last year's abysmal voter turnout, Baltimore's odd election cycle should be changed to lure more people to the polls and save millions of dollars. But a fierce battle is brewing over...
  • The Sun's Ron Smith tribute is an insult

    I wanted to scream after reading the editorial about Ron Smith on Friday ("The voice of reason," Nov. 25). To say The Sun's editorial board is not often in agreement with Ron in matters of politics and government is a given. Ron's ideas are reasonable and...
  • Tax credit for homeowners means big break for some, nothing for thousands

    Tax credit for homeowners means big break for some, nothing for thousands
    Jeff Burdick and his next-door neighbors have nearly identical two-story rowhouses, on the same block of East Clement Street with the same public schools and the same city trash pickup. But one striking difference is the $5,300 he pays in yearly...
  • Former Prince George's official sentenced to more than 7 years

    Former Prince George's official  sentenced to more than 7 years
    Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in federal prison after admitting to a wide-ranging pattern of corruption that permeated virtually every level of county government from health to...
  • Schurick trial: Mandel as a character witness?

    Schurick trial: Mandel as a character witness?
    Former Ehrlich aide Paul Schurick's defense in the case of a campaign robocall telling voters to "relax" and not go to the polls appears to center on the idea that he is an honest man of integrity. So one of the marquee witnesses on his behalf is:...
  • Mayor's goal: Bring 10,000 new families to city in a decade

    Mayor's goal: Bring 10,000 new families to city in a decade
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hopes to attract 10,000 families to Baltimore in the next decade — which would reverse more than a half-century of population decline — and would like to serve at least one more term beyond the one she begins...
  • Mayor urges city residents to 'pitch in' to improve Baltimore

    Mayor urges city residents to 'pitch in' to improve Baltimore
    In her inaugural address Tuesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake exhorted Baltimoreans to "pitch in and do their part" to improve the city and draw new residents despite economic challenges. Speaking in a light rain outside City Hall, Rawlings-Blake, 41,...
  • Baltimore homestead tax credits: Gross inequality

    Baltimore homestead tax credits: Gross inequality
    A homeowner should not pay more in property taxes than his two neighbors put together for their nearly identical homes. But that's exactly what Sun reporters Scott Calvert and Jamie Smith Hopkins found in a comprehensive and unprecedented review of...
  • Punishments to fit the politicians' crimes

    I enjoyed the letter "A punishment that fits the crime: Sentence Schurick to register African-American voters." Tailoring punishment to fit crimes is exactly what good judges do. Here are some additional suggestions: Sentence Democratic congressman...
  • Rolley urges vouchers, mayoral control of Baltimore schools

    Rolley urges vouchers, mayoral control of Baltimore schools
    Mayoral candidate and former city planning director Otis Rolley III has vowed to offer private school vouchers to students zoned to attend failing middle schools and says he would lobby to restore mayoral control to the city school system. "Our future is...
  • Who does Otis Rolley think he is to tell people where to live?

    Does Otis Rolley actually think that he would have the right to dictate where city employees may live as our next mayor? Imagine my horror when I recently read that Mr. Rolley's plan to rebuild government includes a requirement for all new and/or...