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Power, Corruption & Changing How Baltimore is Governed

May 7, 2019

Powerful commercial interests dominate Baltimore’s city government, where corruption and backroom deals are part of the fabric of how decisions are made. The recent scandal involving Mayor Pugh is part of a long history of political office being used for personal gain and handing over public funds and favors to wealthy elites. Can city charter…

As Pugh Resigns, Is a Better Baltimore Possible?

As Pugh Resigns, Is a Better Baltimore Possible?

May 2, 2019

Baltimore’s powerful mayor resigned amid corruption allegations. Three activists ask if the city charter can be amended to limit mayoral power and create a more just city

Baltimore City Hall and Mayor’s Homes Raided By FBI

April 25, 2019

A scandal engulfing Mayor Catherine Pugh and many associates expands with federal involvement, as calls for systemic change grows

Scandal Grows But Baltimore Mayor Won't Resign

Scandal Grows But Baltimore Mayor Won’t Resign

April 8, 2019

City Council considers systemic reform in the wake of the “Health Holly” scandal

What Baltimore's Children's Book Scam Says About Corporate Power

What Baltimore’s Children’s Book Scam Says About Corporate Power

April 4, 2019

Baltimore Beat Editor-in-Chief Lisa Snowden-McCray discusses the fallout from the unfolding Healthy Holly corruption scandal

Scandal-Plagued Baltimore Mayor Takes Leave of Absence

Scandal-Plagued Baltimore Mayor Takes Leave of Absence

April 1, 2019

The announcement came hours after Maryland’s governor requested an investigation into the mayor’s financial dealings

Cop Shortage Called Into Question Amid Excessive Overtime Spending

July 18, 2018

A Baltimore city councilman is calling into question the narrative that overtime is driven by a shortage of patrol officers after obtaining detailed documents on staffing

Baltimore Mayor Challenges Police Union to ‘Give Respect’

March 13, 2018

In a wide ranging ‘state of the city’ address Mayor Catherine Pugh touted holistic approaches to violence reduction and demands the FOP allow civilian control of internal disciplinary boards

Pugh Blames Press for Baltimore’s ‘Perception Problem’

February 9, 2018

At an event at the Parkway Theater, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh defended her administration and attacked the media

Baltimore Legislators Call for a Statewide $15 Minimum Wage

February 5, 2018

The year after Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed a $15 minimum wage for Baltimore, she joins members of the Baltimore City Council to call on the state to pass similar legislation