Monday, April 1, 2019

"Maryland officials call on Baltimore Mayor Pugh to resign over Healthy Holly book deal"

Baltimore Sun:

Kaiser Permanente confirmed Monday that it had paid $114,000 to Pugh’s Healthy Holly company to buy some 20,000 copies of the books

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Pugh was already mired in controversy over the books after it was revealed that the University of Maryland Medical System paid her $500,000 for the books between 2011 and 2018 at a time when she was one of the hospital network’s board members.
WaPo:
Tens of thousands of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” children’s books have not been accounted for by the institution that paid for them or the mayor

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That would mean 80,000 should have been printed and distributed. In the publishing world, that is an astounding number of books