It has not been a great news day for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh…and the latest information is that she will take a leave of absence starting at midnight tonight. Here is a rundown of some of the revelations that were reported today:

  • Baltimore health provider Kaiser Permanente bought $114,000 worth of mayor’s books (READ MORE)
  • Book deal revelations spur call for Baltimore mayor to quit (READ MORE)
  • Hogan asks state prosecutor to launch investigation into Mayor Pugh’s book sales (READ MORE)
  • Baltimore Mayor Pugh To Take Leave Of Absence Amid ‘Healthy Holly’ Book Controversy, Citing ‘Health Issues’ (READ MORE)

Per the article from CBS Baltimore: Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is in line to take over temporarily as mayor.

While this leave of absence is noted as time to “recover and focus on her health,”…you have to question if the Mayor is seriously considering stepping away from office for good. I am sure many will be watching closely as this plays out.

Scott E