| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 12:03 PM
For many Marylanders, Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget includes plenty to celebrate.
The governor's "balanced approach" to budgeting translates into increased employment, health care benefits for additional families and...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's policy director said Friday he is resigning from his post at City Hall to take a job in the private sector.
Ryan O'Doherty has served as Rawlings-Blake's chief spokesman for five years, since her time as City Council...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:16 AM
The first of four new Baltimore recreation centers will open Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the converted pavilion in Clifton Park.
The Rita R. Church Community Center, named for the late councilwoman, features a computer room, large...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today plans to introduce legislation to switch new city employees from the a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
By implementing the switch, the city expects to save $1 million in fiscal year 2014, with...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:07 AM
A small but vocal group of community leaders rallied Monday morning on a west Baltimore street corner to pressure Coppin State University and its contractors to hire more neighborhood residents during construction of an $87 million science and...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Critics of city subsidies for the $1 billion Harbor Point project clashed Wednesday with supporters of the waterfront development that the mayor has called a "once-in-a-generation opportunity."
About 100 demonstrators, some wearing baseball-style "Tax...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
As Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake begins her nationwide search for a new fire chief, some city and fire union officials are urging her to focus on qualified candidates from within the department.
The city has hired Florida-based Gans, Gans & Associates...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Baltimore businesses, homeowners and nonprofits took on new financial responsibility July 1 with enactment of the city's Stormwater Remediation Fee ordinance. Much media has been generated around the unfunded mandate handed down from Annapolis to the 10...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:35 PM
After weeks of protests, the Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday evening to more than $100 million in public financing for the upscale Harbor Point development.
In an 11-3 vote, the council authorized bonds to pay for the project'...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Baltimore planners want to invite development around mass-transit stations where individuals and families can live, shop and commute without having to get behind the wheel of a car — part of a proposal to modernize the city.
In the 350-page,...