| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Six months after Baltimore pulled its speed and red light cameras offline because of mistakes, officials say the city's vendor still isn't ready to begin issuing tickets — and no one can say when the program will resume.
The city counts on the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A key city agency is recommending that a West Coast firm win a multimillion-dollar contract to overhaul Baltimore's water-meter system — an effort officials say is long overdue and could help end the persistent problem of wildly erroneous bills....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Supporters of a widespread ban on panhandling in Baltimore are scaling back the proposal amid criticism the legislation went too far.
Under a proposed amendment, the bill would prohibit panhandling within 10 feet of outdoor dining — rather than...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Baltimore's top politicians are set to receive automatic 2.5 percent pay raises, following a years-old decision by an independent body.
The salary hikes — which would increase the mayor's $159,380 salary to $163,365 — are tied to raises...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake attempted to quiet growing calls from the City Council for an independent audit of the city's troubled property tax program, saying Tuesday that her administration's reforms should be given more time to yield results.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:38 PM
A City Council hearing on tax break errors turned into a public spat Wednesday, as officials from the city's Finance Department and the state assessments agency traded blame for costly mistakes that are confusing taxpayers.
A discussion about the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Two lasting memories of Nelson Mandela stood out to Kurt Schmoke.
The former mayor of Baltimore said Thursday evening that he was in the presence of Mandela on two occasions — in one, Mandela galvanized world leaders amid his inauguration as South...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:26 AM
City Councilwoman Helen Holton's proposed alternative to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to put many future municipal employees into a 401(k)-style plan instead of a traditional pension sounds, on the surface, like the compassionate thing to do. Ms....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Call it what you like, the proposal to charge 10-cents for plastic bags is a tax on the people of Baltimore ("Shoppers in city may see 10-cent bag fee," Jan 21). As for Councilman Brandon Scott's comment, "This is a good step for us to be a sustainable...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Members of the Baltimore City Council are joining the family of a man who died in police custody in their quest for answers, calling four months of official silence about how Tyrone West died "frustrating and unacceptable."
Police said in August that...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:55 PM
In the latest sign of turmoil for Baltimore's speed camera program, city officials are moving to sever ties with the vendor amid unresolved problems — an action that could idle the city's already mothballed speed and red-light camera system until...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The City Council is considering delaying a controversial new tax on taxi, limousine and other livery services in Baltimore that business owners said they refuse to pay.
Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said she will introduce a bill today that would delay by...