Mayor Says Speed Cameras Still Not Ready To Issue Tickets

Six months after Baltimore pulled its speed and red light cameras offline because of mistakes, officials say the city's vendor still isn't ready to begin issuing tickets — and no one can say when the program will resume. The city counts on the cameras both to enforce safe-driving laws and to generate millions of dollars in revenue. The continued delay and uncertainty are causing some to question whether Baltimore's new vendor, Brekford Corp. of Anne Arundel County, is up to the task. (Balt. Sun)

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Bowell Seeks Second Term To Continue Working On Town Projects

Mike Bowell is seeking a second term as Queenstown town commissioner because he wants to continue to be a part of the work he says has been accomplished in recent years. “It’s all been the board as whole, really,” he said, reflecting on the work of the past several years. “I tried to contribute what I could but it was an effort by a lot of people.” (Star-Democrat)

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Outlawing Revenge Porn: Bill To Make Release Of Explicit Pictures, Video A Felony

People who post explicit pictures of their ex-lovers on the internet could soon face consequences. It’s called “revenge porn” and a bill coming up in the General Assembly next year makes it a felony. The penalty for a felony conviction would be up to five years in prison and a $25,000 fine. (WJZ-TV)

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Oct. 30 // Md. health exchange working better, but glitches remain

Maryland has resolved many of the problems with its new health insurance exchange and more people are signing up, officials said Tuesday, though they acknowledged that a number of glitches remain. On the same day that a top Obama administration official apologized for the troubled federal health care website, the head of Maryland's system said some state residents are still unable to complete their enrollments online. (Balt. Sun)

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Brown unveils domestic violence prevention plan

An attempt by Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler to pivot from character concerns to issues in the increasingly nasty gubernatorial contest yielded more vitriol Tuesday as Gansler accused a rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, of putting politics ahead of protecting women from domestic violence. Brown's camp came right back as Del. Cheryl Glenn of Baltimore, an ally of the lieutenant governor and a former victim of abuse, charged that Gansler was using the issue to "score cheap political points." (Balt. Sun)

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City Council moves to hire its own lawyer

A City Council committee approved a proposal Tuesday to hire an independent lawyer instead of relying on City Solicitor George Nilson for legal advice. Some council members say they believe Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is loyal primarily to the mayor, and does not give the council's views the same weight in making decisions. (Balt. Sun)

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Leggett considers veto of Montgomery County Council raises

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett said he is considering a veto of council legislation passed Oct. 22 that awards raises to council members who will take office in 2014, calling the package -- which totals more than 28 percent over four years -- excessive. (Wash. Post)

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Lollar campaign web site down; candidate denies disarray

Charles Lollar, one of the three announced Republican candidates for governor next year, said his campaign web site has been off line for four or five days but denied its absence is a sign of disarray in his campaign. Other Republican sources disagreed, with one respected blog on GOP affairs labeling the campaign a "train wreck." In an interview Tuesday night, Lollar said the web site had been taken down to make revisions. (Balt. Sun)

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