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  • Rawlings-Blake seeks to switch new employees from pensions to 401(k)-style plans

    Rawlings-Blake seeks to switch new employees from pensions to 401(k)-style plans
    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...
  • Baltimore raises water rates by 42 percent over three years

    Baltimore raises water rates by 42 percent over three years
    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...
  • Councilwoman challenges city's stormwater fee plan

    Councilwoman challenges city's stormwater fee plan
    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. Councilwoman Mary...
  • Edwards named interim city schools CEO

    Edwards named interim city schools CEO
    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...
  • Religious groups pushing for city stormwater fee reduction

    Religious groups pushing for city stormwater fee reduction
    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...
  • City considering fee on shopping bags

    City considering fee on shopping bags
    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. City...
  • Baltimore police review board called irrelevant, ineffective

    Baltimore police review board called irrelevant, ineffective
    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...
  • Council approves local hiring mandate

    Council approves local hiring mandate
    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...
  • Councilman moves to limit Ticketmaster fees

    Councilman moves to limit Ticketmaster fees
    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...
  • Mayor, developers push for Harbor Point tax deal

    Mayor, developers push for Harbor Point tax deal
    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...
  • Council members seek ban on cellphone 'reverse vending machines'

    Council members seek ban on cellphone 'reverse vending machines'
    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...
  • Baltimore police officer charged in drug corruption case

    Baltimore police officer charged in drug corruption case
    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...