Posted on 04/03/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Selling books is a challenge, but that doesn’t mean you should take questionable shortcuts.
That’s the lesson Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is learning the hard way, after the city’s newspaper uncovered a no-bid deal she struck with the University of Maryland Medical System to sell her children’s books.
Additionally, Kaiser Permanente — which won a city contract, under Pugh's tenure, to provide insurance to municipal workers — had in the past placed multiple orders for the Healthy Holly book.
Pugh did not appear to have abstained from voting on the contract.
She is taking a leave of absence now, though a statement says it’s because of her health and doesn’t mention the Healthy Holly scandal.
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