Politics

County Council proposes bill to repeal ‘rain tax’

October 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Tim Barbalace and Faith Brissett Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers The Baltimore County Council introduced a bill Monday to phase out the controversial stormwater remediation fee that is assessed to property owners as part of the county’s state-mandated requirement to clean up pollutants that [...]

Sarbanes taps 23-year-old to run re-election campaign

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Dante U. Barboy Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Andrew Mallinoff knew he wanted to work in politics when he was 16 years old, after volunteering with his father to put up signs for different Democratic campaigns. Seeing that the 2008 election between Barack Obama and John McCain would be [...]

Opponents of White Marsh outlet mall say petition drive is progressing

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Erika Huber Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer A group opposed to a recent zoning change that would allow a 100-store outlet mall to be built in White Marsh hope to have about 60,000 signatures on its referendum petition by Oct. 21 to force a countywide vote on the plan in the November 2016 [...]

Call him Chrys: Candidate seeks GOP nomination for U.S. Senate

October 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Melissa Brown Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer It isn’t easy to pronounce Chrysovalantis Kefalas. That is why he tells people to call him “Chrys.” Chrysovalantis Kefalas is seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.Photo by Melissa Brown Kefalas, the deputy legal counsel to former governor [...]

Dixon’s candidacy divides some Baltimore voters

September 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Justice Stanley and Ana Hall-DeFoor Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Baltimore voters are divided over the candidacy of former mayor Sheila Dixon, with some saying they do not trust her while others say she should be given a second chance, according to interviews that were conducted over the [...]

Meek’s mission for mayor

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jessica Grimshaw Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Connor Meek is running for mayor of Baltimore as an unaffiliated candidate.Photo by Jessica Grimshaw As top Democrats begin lining up for a chance to replace outgoing Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in next year’s election, a little [...]

Local Democrats support Republican-led redistricting efforts

September 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Pierce Jaffri Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Two Baltimore County legislators are part of a small group of Democrats statewide who support a Republican-led initiative to change the way Maryland state legislative and congressional districts are drawn. Rep. Eric Bromwell State Rep. Eric Bromwell, [...]

Political strategist recalls days with President Obama

April 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Diamond Hillyer Politics is too much about money, sound bites and snarky TV talk, President Obama’s former campaign manager told an open auditorium in Baltimore Monday night. David Plouffe, who is also a political strategist,  said he has learned that the core of politics has not changed much [...]
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