The Latest: Our Democracy
House issues subpoena for documents related to Trump’s D.C. hotel, which is housed in a federally owned building
• October 24, 2019 5:20 PM
The House Transportation Committee issued a subpoena to the General Services Administration on Thursday seeking financial records and other information regarding President Trump’s D.C. hotel.
How to reduce the influence of big donors on city government
• September 16, 2019 11:43 AM
On Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m., a key Baltimore City Council committee is set to take up legislation creating a system of public financing of political campaigns. Reducing the influence of money on local government ought to be a high priority for every community, but it has special resonance in Charm City in the wake of the “Healthy Holly” scandal that drove the last mayor from office. (Not that the rest of Maryland hasn’t seen its share of pay-to-play schemes at every level as well. Anyone remember Spiro Agnew? Joe Alton? Dale Anderson? Marvin Mandel? Jack Johnson?)