wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35

Local

Baltimore Mayoral Candidates Talk Taxes, Schools

View Comments
(Credit: CBS)

(Credit: CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Popular Entertainment Photo Galleries

Celebrities With Crazy HairstylesCelebrities With Crazy Hairstyles

Stars Who Had Children Via SurrogatesStars Who Had Children Via Surrogates

The Biggest Nerds In Pop CultureThe Biggest Nerds In Pop Culture

10 Celebrity Cougars10 Celebrity Cougars

Sober Celebrity QuotesSober Celebrity Quotes

» More Photo Galleries

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore mayoral candidates touted tax cuts, schools and job programs at a forum at Coppin State University.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did not attend Wednesday night’s forum, but six other Democratic candidates vying for her job did.

Former city planning director Otis Rolley vowed to build schools and recreation centers if elected. Former Councilman Joseph T. “Jody” Landers said he would cut property taxes and make owners of vacant and derelict properties pay more.

The Democratic field of candidates is expected to get bigger Thursday with an announcement by the Rev. Daki Napata that he is entering the race. Napata was fired in 1999 from a city job over racist literature supporting the mayoral campaign of then City Council member Martin O’Malley.

The Democratic primary is scheduled for Sept. 13.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus