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  • 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...
  • Tickets to sold-out concerts, luxury boxes not uncommon for city officials

    Tickets to sold-out concerts, luxury boxes not uncommon for city officials
    Luxury boxes at major sporting events. Sold-out concerts. Galas. Vegas shows. Baltimore's lawmakers often receive tickets for shows and other popular events from developers, business people, corporations and nonprofits as one of the perks of office. Over...
  • Bill would deny pensions to convicted officeholders

    Prompted by recent scandals involving such officials as Mayor Sheila Dixon, an Anne Arundel County delegate has introduced legislation that would deny public pensions to elected officeholders who are convicted of crimes committed while in office. Del....
  • Mayor takes stand in pension trial

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took the stand in federal court Thursday, telling a judge that her administration's 2010 overhaul of the fire and police pension plan was necessary for the public good. Attorneys for the city and for the police and fire...
  • When politicians go bad

    When politicians go bad
    Maryland's constitution calls for the removal from office of any elected official, state or local, who is convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors. That would seem simple enough, but we have, sadly, at least three examples from recent years in...
  • Mayor invites family, donors, business allies to skybox

    Mayor invites family, donors, business allies to skybox
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's guests in the city's private skybox at Ravens games this past season included a small circle of city employees, prominent business leaders, donors to her campaign, and several family members, documents show. City...
  • Put mayor's Ravens seats to good use

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakeis missing a serious opportunity by only offering access to the city's luxury box suite at M&T Bank Stadium to her friends, campaign contributors and family members ("Mayor invites family, donors, allies to M&T box," Feb. 9)....