Business owners warned the City Council that a new minimum wage would lead to economic disaster. Advocates said it would lift poor residents out of poverty.
The year was 1964. When the dust settled, officials agreed to require employers to pay their workers at least $1 an hour, the city's first minimum wage.Read more
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday night and sought to ease a restive electorate by casting herself as a steady hand for the economy and a leader already experienced on the world stage.Read more
Wednesday night, the City Council held its first hearing on a record tax-increment-financing deal for Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's waterfront Port Covington development. Under the proposed deal, the city would float $660 million in bonds to pay for infrastructure for the $5.5 billion development.Read more
A divided City Council will decide next month whether to increase the minimum wage in Baltimore to $15 an hour, which would be the highest in the state.
The council's labor committee voted 4-0 Thursday to send the bill to the 15-member council, where President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has pledged to scale back the proposed increase.Read more
The Board of Public Works approved $106.6 million worth of contracts Wednesday under a $1 billion plan to rebuild or replace aging Baltimore schools — but not before grilling system officials about their management of state money.Read more
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pointed to Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams' concerns Wednesday when asked about prosecutors' decision to drop all remaining charges against city police in Freddie Gray's arrest and death.
Rawlings-Blake told MSNBC's Thomas Roberts that "I certainly don't agree" with comments by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby that disparaged the criminal justice system.Read more