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JUST IN: Health insurer Kaiser Permanente paid Baltimore Mayor Pugh more than $100,000 for “Healthy Holly” books during a time when it sought a lucrative city contract. bit.ly/2U8QGi5
Kaiser confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that it paid approximately $114,000 for the books in multiple orders from 2015 to 2018. bit.ly/2JVhrCb
Additionally, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, another health provider to the city, bought “Healthy Holly” books for $14,500 in 2011 and 2014, The Sun also has confirmed. bit.ly/2JVhrCb
BREAKING: Mayor Catherine Pugh is taking a leave of absence amid controversy over her “Healthy Holly” book deals.

Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will take over temporarily as mayor. baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…
A statement from Pugh's office attributed the Mayor's leave of absence to her "deteriorating" health. bit.ly/2JVx8ZT
“At this time, with the mayor’s health deteriorating, she feels as though she is unable to fulfill her obligations as mayor of Baltimore city. To that end, Mayor Pugh will be taking an indefinite leave of absence to recuperate from this serious illness."bit.ly/2UciL8e
“It’s a tsunami here and we’re drowning. We need to survive as a city and to thrive." Councilwoman @marypatclarke says Mayor Pugh made the right decision to step aside for now. bit.ly/2UciL8e
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