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Defund the police movement

  • The governor announced $150 million for police statewide, including $50 million to boost pay.
  • Mayor Scott gets heat from Baltimore residents and his own comptroller over a proposed funding increase for the city’s police department. Baltimore officials propose to divest city pension funds from fossil fuels and start a neighborhood tree-planting program. And state and local leaders aim to bridge a widening digital divide with improved internet access in poor neighborhoods.