Today, we begin a series of weekly profiles of candidates for Mayor of Baltimore City. Every Wednesday for the next several weeks, we’ll talk to the people who want to lead the city at a time when we face tremendous challenges. This morning, a discussion with Elizabeth Embry, who had this to say when she announced her candidacy in early November:
"I love Baltimore, and I’ve devoted my entire career to Baltimore City, to government, and state government -- working on the problems that Baltimore City faces. There is nothing more noble and more important than working for the city."
Elizabeth Embry joins Tom in the studio to talk about her experience, her vision, her hopes for Baltimore.
Plus, the 436th session of the Maryland General Assembly gets underway today. The budget is in the black; the Governor and the legislature have different ideas about what to do with the surplus. We’ll parse the big issues facing lawmakers with Erin Cox, the State House bureau chief for the Baltimore Sun. She joins Tom by phone from Annapolis.