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5:17 am
Wed April 16, 2014

How Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision May Affect Maryland

Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR

How Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision May Affect Maryland

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Todd Eberly of St. Mary's College talk about the recent Supreme Court decision that struck down aggregate campaign donation limits and how that might affect states like Maryland where one party is consistently dominant.

Baltimore
6:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

The Mayor, the Money and the Meeting

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defending her record on supporting job for ex-offenders at a news conference Wednesday. BUILD is demanding a meeting to discuss her refusal to provide funding for their jobs program in Oliver. The mayor said "all they have to do is ask."
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) wants Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to schedule a meeting with them by April 21 or they’ll take things into their own hands.

The faith-based coalition of community activists wants to know why the mayor turned down a request for money to help run a transitional jobs program for ex-offenders in the Oliver neighborhood of East Baltimore. And they say she’s been stonewalling them.

“We were under the impression that we were moving forward with the plan,” said Melvin Wilson, coordinator of BUILD’s citywide jobs team.

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Election 2014
5:27 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor

Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor

Ten years ago, when she was serving on the Takoma Park City Council, Heather Mizeur helped to pass a resolution putting the city on record as supporting same-sex marriage. 

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Crime
5:07 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Where Bail Review Stands, Post-General Assembly

Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR

Where Bail Review Stands, Post-General Assembly

Negotiations over how to deal with a Court of Appeals decision mandating representation at all bail hearings went deep into this legislative session. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Bryan Sears of the Daily Record talk about the patchwork solution reached by state lawmakers.

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