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  • Good intentions don't create jobs

    Good intentions don't create jobs
    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,...
  • Council OKs bill that would force contractors to hire city residents

    Council OKs bill that would force contractors to hire city residents
    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...
  • Baltimore's noble but flawed hiring bill

    Baltimore's noble but flawed hiring bill
    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...
  • Baltimore's local hiring bill worth a try

    Baltimore's local hiring bill worth a try
    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...
  • Some push for Edwards to be permanent schools CEO

    Some push for Edwards to be permanent schools CEO
    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...
  • Bill would force contractors to hire city residents

    Bill would force contractors to hire city residents
    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...
  • Poll compares Rawlings-Blake, Dixon, Young and Moore

    Poll compares Rawlings-Blake, Dixon, Young and Moore
    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...
  • Councilman holds up financing deal for Harbor Point

    Councilman holds up financing deal for Harbor Point
    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...
  • City Council postpones vote on foam container ban

    City Council postpones vote on foam container ban
    The Baltimore City Council postponed action Monday on a bill that would have banned the use of foam cups and containers for carryout food and drinks after several members withdrew their support. Councilman James B. Kraft, the bill's chief sponsor, said...
  • Lower property taxes but higher fees for city residents

    Lower property taxes but higher fees for city residents
    Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday. The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But...
  • Council to consider ban on foam cups, carryout containers

    Council to consider ban on foam cups, carryout containers
    Fed up with foam cups floating in Baltimore's waterways, a City Council committee voted Tuesday to approve a ban on polystyrene foam products for carryout food and drink items within the city limits. The measure, sponsored by Councilman James B. Kraft,...
  • School reform 2.0

    School reform 2.0
    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....