John Lee

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John Lee

  Two of the major Democratic candidates for Mayor aggressively attacked each other’s records on crime Wednesday a debate on WYPR’s Maryland Morning, while a third tried to stay above the fray.

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Remember the touch screen voting in past years? Well, forget about it. When you vote this time around, you’ll be marking a paper ballot, filling in ovals next to the candidates of your choice.

Consider it a trip down memory lane when you took those standardized tests with number two pencils.

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Sheila Dixon says when she was mayor she made city agencies more accountable to the taxpayers. If you called City Hall with a problem, you deserved an answer. She says she’ll bring that back if she’s elected.

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The two leaders in the race to be Baltimore’s next mayor are no strangers to each other. In fact, they have battled each other before for public office.

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  Marcie Roberts heard the disembodied voice--“Welcome aboard MTA”—one recent morning as she boarded a bus at Northern Parkway and York Road. She was in the middle of her daily 90-minute-two-bus commute from Windsor Mill to her job in Towson. The bus that got her to that point was the 44. She said it wasn’t so welcoming.

“Bus 44 is the worst bus I ever got on.”

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One of the candidates for Baltimore mayor wants the city to help students afford a college education. Activist and educator DeRay Mckesson is proposing the city create college savings accounts for every child in its school system. 

Arts in the mayor's race

Mar 8, 2016
John Lee

The candidates to be Baltimore's next mayor laid out their plans to support the arts Monday night at a forum at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Event organizers said it was the first mayoral forum ever dedicated specifically to the arts.  WYPR's John Lee was there and joined Morning Edition host Nathan Sterner to talk about it.

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The Democratic candidates to be Baltimore's next mayor outlined their plans to cut city property taxes at a forum in South Baltimore Thursday night. WYPR's John Lee joined Morning Edition Host Nathan Sterner Friday morning to talk about that.

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State Senator Catherine Pugh, who is running to be Baltimore's next mayor, wants to return full control of its school system to the city. A bill she's sponsoring that would do that got a hearing Wednesday before a Senate committee.

Bus Routes To Bike Lanes

Feb 26, 2016
John Lee

Several candidates running to be Baltimore's next mayor talked about everything from bus routes to bike lanes at a forum Thursday night focused on fixing Baltimore’s multiple transportation problems. WYPR’s John Lee joined Morning Edition host Nathan Sterner to talk about it.

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