| 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...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:22 PM
The Baltimore City Council defeated legislation Monday aimed at requiring city agencies to be audited at least once every two years.
The council voted 8-7 against the measure sponsored by Councilman Carl Stokes, who appeared disheartened by the outcome....
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:36 PM
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young promised Wednesday to pay Ray Lewis for tickets to the Ravens linebacker's private skybox at Sunday's sold-out playoff game, saying he wanted to follow an ethics law the City Council approved just four months...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:18 PM
It takes more than community spirit to make a community association effective and popular.
That's the advice several speakers gave to an audience of more than 30 people at the Neighborhood Leaders Forum on Thursday.
"You need organizational committee...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:20 AM
City Councilman Bill Henry on Monday plans to introduce a series of bills aimed at reforming City Hall, including two that would curb some of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's power.
Henry's four bills will be introduced at what should prove a busy...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 6:24 PM
A weakened version of the City Council's hotly debated audits bill won preliminary approval Monday night, meaning it could go before voters in November after a final council vote next month.
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young announced a...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:04 AM
Once again, a member of the Baltimore City Council is talking tough about standing up to the mayor. On the heels of attempts by some of his colleagues to shift money in the budget and force audits of city agencies, Councilman Bill Henry is proposing a...