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  • City approves 9 percent increase in water rates as auditor says more over-billing found

    Baltimore officials approved a 9 percent increase in water rates Wednesday as the city auditor revealed that the beleaguered system's billing problems are more extensive than previously known. City Auditor Robert L. McCarty said a continuing review shows...
  • City spending board approves IT consulting deals

    Baltimore's Board of Estimates approved spending $4.5 million Wednesday to extend contracts with two information technology firms that provide workers to the city. The board voted to extend for six months contracts with Telecommunication Systems Inc....
  • City selling records containing employees' personal information

    City selling records containing employees' personal information
    The City of Baltimore has been selling records containing personal information about its employees, including home addresses and driver's license numbers, even though the city's own lawyers say the information cannot legally be disclosed under state law....
  • At cross purposes? Two city offices worked on phone plans

    As the Baltimore comptroller's office was seeking bids for a multimillion-dollar upgrade of the city government's telephone system last year, the mayor's technology office was buying about $500,000 worth of equipment that could be used for the same kind...
  • Baltimore city is among many suing big banks over allegations of rate-rigging

    Baltimore city is among many suing big banks over allegations of rate-rigging
    You're likely part of the largest financial scandal in the world today if you have an adjustable-rate mortgage or a private student loan. Or live in Baltimore. The city is suing more than a dozen major banks, claiming the institutions conspired to...
  • Baltimore hires new chief technology officer

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday the hiring of a new chief technology officer to replace the official who resigned amid ethics concerns in February. Chris Tonjes, the chief information officer for the District of Columbia Public Library,...
  • Baltimore spends $31M on accident-related claims for fleet of vehicles

    On average, Baltimore City-owned cars and trucks are involved in more than two accidents a day. That much is easy enough to discover. But finding out details about those crashes, it turns out, is a far more daunting proposition, another dead-end trip into...
  • Baltimore spending board votes down phone system contract

    Baltimore spending board votes down phone system contract
    Baltimore's Board of Estimates rejected Wednesday a $7.4 million contract with IBM for a new phone system that has been at the center of a City Hall turf war — a dispute that city officials said they would have to resolve before they could move...
  • Judge strikes down city pension change

    A key provision of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of the fire and police pension system was struck down Thursday by a federal judge in a ruling that could force the city to pay tens of millions of dollars more to retirees each year....
  • Inspector General's report criticizes city's phone purchases

    An investigation by the city's inspector general into the Rawlings-Blake administration's purchase of nearly $675,000 in phone and computer equipment found possible conflicts of interest and missed opportunities for "significant cost savings."...
  • City officials outraged by emails in phone controversy

    Baltimore elected officials said Friday they were outraged by an inspector general's report that found the Mayor's Office of Information Technology and a former deputy mayor withheld information from and misled city officials about a controversial project...
  • Wells Fargo agrees to pay $175M settlement in pricing discrimination suit

    Wells Fargo agrees to pay $175M settlement in pricing discrimination suit
    About 1,000 Baltimore-area residents are expected to receive thousands of dollars each under a landmark $175 million settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Wells Fargo over accusations of discriminatory lending practices. Under the terms...