| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:03 PM
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young plans to renew the contract of an independent budget analyst who last year helped to design an alternative proposal to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's budget.
Young will ask the city's Board of Estimates...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The pension system for most city workers has nearly $700 million in unfunded liabilities, according to an audit released Wednesday.
In contrast, the smaller system for elected officials — who contribute to their pensions — is in strong...
| Mar 14, 2013
Baltimore, coming off six decades of population decline, grew by 1,100 residents in 12 months, according to government estimates released Thursday.
"It's such amazing news. … It's huge psychologically," said Seema D. Iyer, a former research chief...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Baltimore City Council members confused caring about unemployment with abating it by giving preliminary approval to a local hire law last week.
The legislation, which requires a final vote and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's signature to become law,...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:16 PM
In a unanimous vote, the City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would require businesses getting large city contracts or financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore.
"My council colleagues believe this is a...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
On the face of it, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's local hiring bill sounds eminently reasonable. When Baltimore spends its residents' tax dollars, why shouldn't it do so in a way that supports hiring city residents, particularly...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Sun's argument that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake should veto Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's local hiring bill is quite weak on a number of fronts ("Noble but flawed," May 15).
First, The Sun argues that if challenged, the proposed law...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Education observers were split Tuesday on whether the city's school board should launch a nationwide search to replace schools CEO Andrés Alonso or give the job of taking on the district's daunting challenges to his hand-picked successor.
Some, such as...
| May 12, 2013
| 12:42 PM
The City Council is poised to vote Monday on a bill that would require businesses receiving large city contracts or major financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore — or face sanctions.
"We have the highest unemployment...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With city schools CEO Andrés Alonso's announcement last week that he is stepping down at the end of this school year, Baltimore finds itself in the market for a new leader who can continue and expand upon the reforms he instituted. Whoever succeeds Mr....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:04 PM
They're not exactly sure who's asking the questions, but some Baltimore residents in recent weeks say they've been queried by a polling group seeking their opinions about a list of people some have speculated could be interested in running for mayor in...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:09 PM
A city councilman who chairs the influential taxation committee is holding up $107 million in infrastructure financing for the Harbor Point development as he seeks more detailed information he says is needed to justify the deal.
Proponents of the $1...