| 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 3, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Baltimore officials voted Wednesday to raise water and sewer rates by 42 percent over three years, despite residents who pleaded for relief and a city audit that called the increase "higher than necessary."
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who controls...
| 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.
| May 6, 2013
| 6:22 PM
As city schools CEO Andrés Alonso steps aside, he's turning the system over to a close adviser he's trusted during some of his administration's most trying moments.
Alonso's chief of staff, Tisha Edwards, will lead the system through the 2014 school...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The two Catholic parishes led by the Rev. Robert Wojtek could pay more than $6,000 in new city stormwater fees later this year — an amount equal to an entire Sunday collection at his Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown.
To Wojtek, that...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Baltimore might impose a 10-cent fee on every plastic and paper bag distributed by merchants in the city — a move praised by environmentalists as a litter deterrent but decried by some businesses who say it would hurt them and their shoppers.
| Jun 2, 2013
| 3:44 PM
In a mostly empty ninth-floor conference room on a recent Thursday evening, the civilian panel charged with investigating police misconduct in Baltimore met for its monthly meeting.
There are supposed to be nine members, but four chairs were empty...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a bill that will require businesses getting large city contracts or financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will let the bill become...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:38 PM
A Baltimore councilman is seeking to limit the "convenience" fees Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers add to the price of admission to concerts and sporting events.
Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the council's taxation committee, introduced a bill...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Developer Michael Beatty pressed the Baltimore City Council to approve the issuance of $107 million in bonds to pay for infrastructure at Harbor Point, saying Thursday that the prime real estate would remain a gravel-covered lot without city-financed...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Faced with a rash of reported mobile device thefts, local lawmakers want to ban the automated purchasing kiosks that have cropped up at area shopping centers and allow customers to instantly resell phones, tablets and music players.
The proposals have...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:40 PM
A Baltimore police officer accepted cash payments and provided protection for a man she believed to be a drug dealer — a man who was actually working with department investigators and FBI agents to build a criminal case against her, authorities...