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  • No Brain, No Gain?: Here's a short history of the Gov's brain-optional priorities, as defined by the term that won't die.

    | Image by http://www.govpics.maryland.gov Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich unveiled his $29 billion-plus state budget proposal Jan. 17 and took questions afterward. During the event, he dubbed two separate policy initiatives "no-brainers." But what,...
  • The Count: Sheila Dixon

    Incumbent mayors run for re-election in Baltimore the same way they do everywhere else: by using friends' money and resources to try to make magic happen. And it usually works. William Donald Schaefer in the 1970s and '80s had an unstoppable electoral...
  • Two for Two: One Democrat Steps Up To Challenge 2nd District's Self-Proclaimed "Old School" Councilman Nick D'Adamo

    Nicholas D'Adamo Jr. is still doing things the old way--answering constituent calls (up to 60 each day, he says), fighting for money for his district, trying to get a handle on crime. "I'm a nuts and bolts councilperson from the old school," says D'...
  • Lie-In D.O.A.

    On Sunday, 246 people were supposed to lie down in War Memorial Plaza to provide a visual representation of the people who have been murdered this year in Baltimore City. It was a noble idea and one that we were rooting for. Finally, a visual that would...
  • Who Swears?

    | Image by CP Newz Graphic A Nov. 16 letter from Baltimore City Circuit Court Clerk Frank Conaway had City Hall a-twitter this week, wondering who would, in fact, do the honor of swearing-in Sheila Dixon as mayor at her Dec. 4 inauguration. The faxed...
  • Poll Positions

    Are The Sun and The Washington Post soft-pedaling the fact that Gov. Martin O'Malley has backed down on his challenge to the new Real ID federal law? NewsBusters thinks so. The federal Real ID Act requires that anyone who wants a state-issued driver's...
  • Musical Chair: A Five-Month Incumbent Hopes To Hold Onto 6th District City Council Seat

    Elizabeth Smith | Image by Jefferson Jackson Steele Deborah Ramsey | Image by Jefferson Jackson Steele Ramona Moore Baker | Image by http://www.ramonamoore.com Sharon Green Middleton | Image by http://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com Looking for 6th...
  • Mayor Can't Fire Police Commissioner: Kevin Clark Could Be Reinstated, With $120 Million Bonus, Says State's High Court

    The mayor of Baltimore cannot fire the police commissioner without cause, according to Maryland's highest court. The Maryland Court of Appeals decision, handed down today in Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. Kevin P. Clark, also contains other...
  • The New York Way

    New York City has a problem looks familiar to City Paper readers: shoddy engineering work that leads to collapses and injuries. According to today's report in the New York Times, city officials gave architects and engineers authority to inspect and sign...
  • State Fines Rogue Powerbroker

    The Maryland Public Service Commission has ordered NCG Energy Solutions to pay a $150,000 civil penalty for its failure to apply for a license to broker power contracts in the state, and for "material false statements" on the license application it...
  • Green Party Activist and Past Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Boyd has Died

    Got a call today from Brandy Baker, formerly of the Charm City Greens, a Baltimore City chapter of the Green Party. Party activist Ed Boyd, who ran for governor on the Green ticket in 2006, has died. Boyd, a veteran, died of lung cancer. Boyd was the...
  • Local film: O'Malley Curiously Announces Support for "New, Existing" Film Festivals

    A mysterious press release came out of the state Department of Business and Economic Development Dec. 11 that's left some members of Baltimore's film community scratching their heads in wonder. The release, sent out by the department which houses the...