| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Baltimore got nearly $20 million in revenue from speed cameras over the past year — a higher-than-expected figure that is sparking debate over the accuracy of the city's budget projections and whether the camera program is more a cash cow than a...
| May 30, 2012
| 6:42 PM
Elected officials from East Baltimore want to block the $1.8 billion urban renewal project in Middle East until more neighborhood residents and minority contractors are hired and displaced residents can benefit from the revitalization.
Members of the...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:15 PM
MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakedismissed Thursday a package of budget changes proposed by Council PresidentBernard C. "Jack" Young, saying most of his proposals are "unadvisable, unworkable and irresponsible."
"I cannot support them, and I encourage the...
| 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 12, 2012
| 6:30 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has asked the city comptroller to conduct regular examinations of several agencies that have not been audited in decades, starting in the Department of Recreation and Parks.
The request came Tuesday as City Council...
| 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 26, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Fifty Baltimore schools are so dilapidated or underused that they should be closed or rebuilt, according to a new report that also identified $2.45 billion in school infrastructure needs across the city. The findings, released Tuesday, were used by school...
| 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....
| Jun 25, 2012
| 5:56 PM
City and state lawmakers called Monday for stepped-up scrutiny of property tax credit programs in Baltimore, after a Baltimore Sun investigation found that chronic errors have cost the city millions of dollars in lost revenue, despite warnings...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:23 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 81 and north winds between 10 and 16 miles per hour. Forecasters are warning of a threat of wildfires in the area Tuesday afternoon and...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Chicago's growing. Atlanta is too. New York added nearly 60,000 new residents.
But not Baltimore.
At a time when cities across the country are gaining population and young people are flocking to urban centers, Baltimore remains stuck in a decades-long...
| Jul 1, 2012
Baltimore's City Council this week voted down a proposed charter amendment that would have required that each city agency be audited every two years. And no wonder; such a proposal may be unprecedented in Maryland. A review of the charters of Anne...