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Former mayor of Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore avoids prison in revenge porn case

A former Maryland mayor who admitted to posting nude photos of his ex-girlfriend on Reddit will not have to spend time behind bars under a plea deal announced Monday by the state prosecutor’s office. Former Cambridge Mayor Andrew Bradshaw pleaded guilty to five counts of distributing revenge porn online and was sentenced to a year and a day for each of the five counts, with all of the incarceration time suspended. He also was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and fined $1,000 for each count.

Read More: Baltimore Sun
Harford County Executive Glassman calls $1.2 billion budget proposal ‘historic’

Regarding his 2023 budget proposal, Harford County’s Executive, Barry Glassman, spoke on the “historic” aspect of the plan with Bryan Nehman and Dan Joseph on Monday morning. The $1.2 billion plan includes nearly $325 million for public education, $187 million in funding for public safety and a 5-cent cut on the property tax rate.

Read More: WBAL
This Tax Day, Advocates Call on Maryland Lawmakers to Support a Billionaire Tax

A coalition of advocacy organizations is calling on Maryland’s congressional delegation to endorse a resolution to institute a federal billionaire tax, saying that there is a disparity in what the rich pay to the federal government annually versus the working class. “Marylanders understand that our tax system is inherently unfair and they want their elected leaders to do something about it,” Kevin Slayton, campaign manager for the Maryland Fair Funding Coalition, said in a statement.

Winner: Ed Lovern, President Ascension Saint Agnes

Over the next two weeks, Center Maryland will be highlighting the winners from the 2022 Maryland General Assembly.

Amidst Hopkins, MedStar, and UMMS, Lovern is carving out a diligent voice for community hospitals in Maryland. While leveraging Ascension experience and capital to grow the Ascension Saint Agnes care network from Southwest Baltimore to Catonsville to Columbia Gateway, the executive is becoming a clarion voice for the Baltimore Magazine’s Best Doctors, the stalwart nurses, and committed hospital workers at Ascension Saint Agnes. Frontpage Baltimore Sun stories about his care teams and Lovern’s work with The Maryland Hospital Association on workforce issues deepens his connectivity with hospital workers and Annapolis leaders, alike.

Katie Curran O'Malley
“We’re Living in an Era of Extraordinary Corporate Power”

When Brian Frosh was sworn in as Maryland attorney general in 2015, the Democrat probably did not expect to spend his tenure fighting the host of The Apprentice. But starting in 2017, Frosh and a slew of other Democratic attorneys general took Donald Trump’s administration to court on everything from the Muslim travel ban to rolling back environmental regulations. Frosh has declined to run for a third term this year, and Democratic candidates in this very blue state are eager to succeed him.

Maryland candidate filing deadline creates last-second drama

Veteran U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D) got a few new challengers Friday, including — briefly — one he definitely did not want. Friday’s candidate filing deadline, already pushed back twice due to now-settled litigation over congressional and legislative district boundaries, featured plenty of frenzied, last-minute activity — including drama and confusion in the final seconds over a legislative district in Montgomery County, which could hand Republicans their first victory in the county in 20 years. The top-line news is that three credible Republicans have filed to seek the GOP nomination in Ruppersberger’s 2nd District, led by Nicolee Ambrose, who has spent the past decade as Maryland’s Republican National Committeewoman.

Read More: WTOP
Montgomery Co. council member Hucker withdraws from executive race

There’s been a shake-up in the race for county executive race in Montgomery County, Maryland, as Tom Hucker withdraws his name from the running. Hucker, a county council member, told WTOP he’s will run for the at large seat instead after being encouraged to continue with the council by constituents. He made his decision just before Friday’s filing deadline for candidates in the upcoming Maryland primary on July 19.

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Vignarajah is in a dead heat with Mosby in the Baltimore state’s attorney race, poll finds

Unlike four years ago when Marilyn Mosby cruised to victory, this year’s race for Baltimore state’s attorney could be tightening into a competitive match. All three candidates in the 2018 Democratic primary are back again – incumbent Mosby and challengers Ivan Bates, a local defense attorney, and Thiru Vignarajah, a former city, state and federal prosecutor. But at least at this early stage, Mosby appears to have lost votes, while Vignarajah, who ran for mayor in 2020 and is a fixture on Fox45 and other news programs, has apparently gained followers.

Read More: Baltimore Brew
‘I’ve been very clear and transparent,’ Maryland gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore says about his Baltimore ties

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore, dogged the past week by questions over whether he cultivated misperceptions about his biography or embellished his childhood ties to Baltimore, defended his record Friday and said he stands behind his words in a decade of media appearances and a bestselling autobiography. Moore rejected claims he’d fed a false narrative about his upbringing by not correcting interviewers or others who incorrectly described him as having been born and raised in Baltimore.

Read More: Baltimore Sun
Federal Judge Rejects Mosby’s Motion to Dismiss Charges Against Her

The attorney representing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby argued in federal court on Thursday that high-profile fraud charges against her flow directly from the lead prosecutor’s personal, race-tinged animosity against her. As a result, defense attorney A. Scott Bolden told a judge, charges against Mosby must be dismissed — or, at a minimum, the court must force the U.S. Department of Justice to remove Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise from the case.

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