Politics

Panel debates Black Lives Matter movement

December 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jasmine Palmer Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer WASHINGTON – A panel of five African American representatives of Democratic Party presidential and local candidates debated the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement during a Dec. 3 forum at the National Education Association. Some panel [...]

City considers moving police academy to Coppin State

December 13, 2015 // 2 Comments

By Pierce Jaffri and Chanda Kumar Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers The Baltimore City Council adopted a bill Thursday that is designed to strengthen the police department by moving the police academy from Pimlico Middle School to Coppin State University. Bill 15-0250R, which was introduced by [...]

Local lawmakers divided over Hogan’s education cuts

December 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Justice D. Stanley Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Maryland state legislators are divided over Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to put $68 million originally set aside for K-12 education toward funding state workers’ pensions, according to interviews conducted over the past week. Baltimore City, [...]

Opponents of White Marsh shopping center move step closer to 2016 referendum

December 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By D. Chris Draughn Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore County voters are a step closer to deciding if a 100-store outlet mall will be built in White  Marsh as a petition drive aimed at blocking the project collected enough verified signatures to have the matter decided in the 2016 election. [...]

Republican faces uphill battle in campaign for U.S. Senate

November 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caitlin Moynihan Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Republican state Rep. Kathy Szeliga announces her candidacy for U.S. Senate. Photo by Brian Witte of the Associated Press. Photo borrowed from WTOP Radio website. As she begins her campaign for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara [...]

Sparked by unrest, Clifton seeks mayor’s office

November 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

By Christina Billos Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore mayoral candidate Mack Clifton sits on a bench in War Memorial Park. Photo by Christina Billos. Sitting on a bench in War Memorial Park sporting a white Orioles jersey, Mack Clifton remembers the widespread anger, disappointment and [...]

Young compares Baltimore murderers to ISIS terrorists

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Stacey Coles & Dante Barboy Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Responding to a dramatic increase in the city’s homicide rate this year, City Council President Bernard C. Young gave an emotional appeal Monday to stop the killings – and he compared those who murder their fellow citizens to [...]

County Council votes to phase out controversial ‘rain tax’

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Christina Billos and Ana Hall-DeFoor Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers The Baltimore County Council voted 7-0 Monday night to phase out the controversial stormwater management fee commonly known as the “rain tax.” Protesters against phasing out the stormwater management fee attend the Nov. 16 [...]

Edwards’ Senate campaign targets young voters

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Pierce Jaffri Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards has kicked off a statewide tour of universities and colleges as she tries to gain the support of young people who are seen as critical to her campaign for the U.S. Senate. Edwards, who is facing off against fellow Democrat [...]

Council delays vote on open-space rule

October 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Cody Boteler Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer County Councilman David Marks has again asked to delay a vote on a proposal that would require developers to pay a larger fee than what is currently required if new development projects do not contain sufficient open space. His bill would raise the [...]
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