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Recent articles by Talia:

Baltimore employees on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic will get stipend

Baltimore will provide some employees at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic with a $200 biweekly stipend, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced Wednesday. → Read More

Maryland’s primary is postponed because of coronavirus. Here’s what voters need to know.

What voters need to know about Maryland’s primary, now that it's been postponed because of coronavirus. → Read More

Baltimore woman in her 20s is second confirmed case of coronavirus in the city, Mayor Young says

A Baltimore woman in her 20s is the city’s second confirmed case of the new coronavirus, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced Monday. → Read More

State Sen. Mary Washington suspends campaign for Baltimore mayor to focus on coronavirus

State Sen. Mary Washington is suspending her campaign for Baltimore mayor to focus on the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Del. Nick Mosby leads in Baltimore City Council president race, Sun/UB/WYPR poll shows

Democratic Del. Nick J. Mosby has carved out a lead in the race to be the next City Council president, though many voters remain undecided on who they want as Baltimore’s No. 2 elected official, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun, the University of Baltimore and WYPR shows. → Read More

Too many districts? Not enough? Another bill introduced to reshape Baltimore City Council

Bills to reshape the Baltimore City Council are seen as part of a wider attempt by some members to institute more checks and balances in local government, specifically by chipping away at the strong-mayor system. → Read More

Man accused of punching Baltimore Council President Brandon Scott files his own assault charge

The man accused of assaulting Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott outside of a mayoral forum alleges it was Scott who struck him in the contentious encounter. → Read More

Longtime engineering dean Darryll Pines appointed next president of University of Maryland, College Park

Darryll Pines will take over July 1, replacing Wallace Loh, whose 10-year tenure was marred by a scandal stemming from the death of football player Jordan McNair → Read More

Baltimore City Council approves property tax credit for low-income workers

The Baltimore City Council approved a $2,500 annual property tax credit Monday for low-income municipal staffers, a move they hope will make homeownership more feasible for those who are among the “hardest-working, lowest-paid employees of Baltimore.” → Read More

Baltimore City Council president introduces bill that would weaken mayor’s control over city spending

The Baltimore City Council could once again attempt to limit the mayor’s power over city spending. → Read More

Baltimore mayoral candidates question whether police gave special treatment to political rival Vignarajah

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and City Council President Brandon Scott are questioning whether city police gave mayoral rival Thiru Vignarajah special treatment during a traffic stop in which a sergeant turned off his body-worn camera. → Read More

Feds to cut up to 15,000 in Baltimore from food stamps; Maryland, other states suing to halt change

As many as 15,000 people in Baltimore could see their food stamps benefits slashed under a new Trump administration rule that tightens eligibility requirements. → Read More

Chanel Branch chosen to replace Baltimore Del. Cheryl Glenn in Maryland House after corruption scandal

Chanel Branch was chosen by the Democratic central committee she leads to fill the House of Delegates seat vacated by Del. Cheryl Glenn, who was recently charged with bribery and wire fraud. → Read More

Baltimore takes step toward becoming ‘trauma-responsive city’

Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen’s legislation would create a “Trauma-Informed Care Task Force." → Read More

After corruption scandal, Baltimore City Council committee will consider government reform measures

A Baltimore City Council committee will discuss a slate of government reform measures in the wake of the Healthy Holly scandal. → Read More

Baltimore employees shared confidential information, Inspector General finds

Two Baltimore employees shared confidential information with a company that could have corrupted the city’s bidding processes, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General. → Read More

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis to resign, saying he’s ‘run out of fuel’

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis will step down at the end of February. → Read More

Activists rally for Hopkins, other nonprofits to ‘pay their fair share’ as Baltimore council reviews tax deal

Faced with the prospect of paying for expensive education reforms, Baltimore leaders are questioning whether to revisit a long-term, multimillion-dollar deal under which major nonprofit institutions make annual payments to the city instead of paying taxes. → Read More

Baltimore City Council votes to rename courthouse after late Rep. Elijah Cummings

Cummings served as chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and was a powerful advocate for Baltimore and civil rights. → Read More

Baltimore City Council to consider giving property tax credit to lowest-paid city workers

Baltimore janitors, clerical workers and other city employees who are among the lowest paid would get a $2,500 yearly property tax credit under legislation introduced Monday. → Read More