| May 5, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A city councilwoman is challenging Baltimore's plan to charge businesses some of the highest stormwater fees in the state — and divert some of the money that had gone to Chesapeake Bay cleanup to help fund property tax cuts.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Area billboard companies are speaking out against a proposed tax introduced this week by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
In a hearing before the City Council's taxation committee Thursday, the global billboard firm Clear Channel Outdoor offered to give...
| May 18, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Three members of a key City Council committee say they oppose Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposal to more than double the city's bottle tax — enough to kill the bill.
That has angered supporters of the bill, who accuse Councilman Carl Stokes,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is proposing to close more than half of Baltimore's small neighborhood pools this summer to trim costs — a plan some City Council members say they will fight.
While the city's six large pools in public parks, such...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Larry Smith was a member of Boy Scout Troop 133 in 1939. Smith, now 83 and a retired insurance agent, was the oldest member in attendance Sunday at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church as the Govans troop celebrated its 75th anniversary as one...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:15 AM
A small, vacant lot near Belvedere Square is causing a big stir as Baltimore City prepares to sell it after backing out of a previous sale.
The vacant lot, located at 431 Hutchins Ave., was the subject of a bidding war last year between a church, which...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Starting in July, Baltimore homeowners can expect to see their tax bills get a little lighter.
That's when Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's property tax reduction plan goes into effect, resulting in a 2-cent cut per $100 of assessed value next fiscal...
| May 12, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Standing before some 30 activists and Union Square neighbors Saturday in a neon orange T-shirt with the words "I am Baltimore," 16-year-old Antonio Ellis recited a gritty poem about how the city appears through his eyes.
"Born and raised in the city,...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:07 AM
While many governments are moving toward posting ethics disclosure forms, residents of Baltimore still have to travel to City Hall and to a sixth-floor office to see the documents. To save you a trip, we're posting those forms from Mayor Stephanie...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Since last November, Baltimore MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakehas been trying to raise $11 million in new revenue for her Better Schools Initiative by continuing the city's existing bottle tax, increasing that tax by 150 percent, and contributing 10 percent...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposed increase to the city's tax on bottle beverages is expected to move forward Monday after being corked up for months by a City Council committee.
Council members, led by Council Vice President Edward Reisinger,...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 6:22 PM
The Baltimore City Council reversed course Thursday, rejecting millions of dollars in budget cuts it had endorsed earlier in the week, and passing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's original $2.3 billion spending plan.
The abrupt shift derailed $6...