Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen plans to introduce legislation Monday that would tighten restrictions on lobbyists in Baltimore and require the ethics board post lobbying disclosure forms online for the public to view.
For years, capable opponents have tried to unseat North Baltimore’s powerful state Sen. Joan Carter Conway, who has held office for more than two decades. None — including City Councilman Bill Henry — have come close. But Del. Mary Washington thinks this year will be different.
With less than 10 weeks to go until the June 26 primary election, leading candidates for Maryland governor are hitting the forum circuit hard. Last night, seven Democrats and one Green Party member were in front of a packed crowd at the Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore.
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are planning to introduce legislation Wednesday that would require $10 billion a year in federal funding to combat the opioid crisis.
Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott plans to introduce legislation Monday that would force each city agency to study whether it is engaging in discriminatory policies — and create a roughly $15 million annual fund that would go toward eliminating “structural and institutional racism.
In Baltimore’s most crime-ridden zones, there’s an experiment in government going on. Under a plan instituted last year, city officials have targeted four areas — first called “Transformation Zones,” then rebranded as “Violence Reduction Zones’ — to be flooded with both police and city services.
In 2013, Baltimore officials paid $2.2 million to purchase a fleet of speed cameras. In October — after the speed camera system had been shut down amid accuracy concerns — city officials decided to sell many of the cameras back: for $32,000.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said Wednesday he is close to signing an agreement with a six-member panel — including two former Baltimore police detectives — to investigate the unsolved death of Det. Sean Suiter.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Wednesday tasked her chief of staff with fixing a botched process for tracking grants that could put the city in jeopardy of losing much-needed state and federal money.
In 2009, the renowned choir performed at the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama. Their visit to Baltimore’s City Hall is part of the WE Day 2018 Spring Tour, which features visits in cities across the U.S. and UK.
Nearly 20 years ago, a federal judge declared the Maryland lawmakers and lobbyists tolerated a “culture of corruption,” and decried the State House as a “mess” in need of reform. Today, some say, not much has changed.
The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill that is expected to save Baltimore’s public schools from losing more than $300 million due to special tax deals awarded to developments that make the city appear more prosperous than it really is.
Baltimore Housing officials next month plan to ask for a city subsidy of between $50 million and $100 million to help redevelop a wide swath of East Baltimore, including an overhaul of the Perkins Homes public housing complex.
A new audit of how the city manages millions of dollars in state and federal grants has come to the same conclusion that previous examinations have: grant money coming into government coffers is not balancing out with what city agencies are spending.
Baltimore City Councilman Ryan Dorsey has submitted legislation to make the city’s inspector general independent from the mayor's office to try to alleviate concerns that the current system protects high-ranking administration officials.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday she opposes a proposal for a state commission to investigate unanswered questions surrounding the Baltimore Police Department’s disgraced Gun Trace Task Force.
Across the state, dozens of inmates convicted of violent crimes — carjackings, shootings and attempted murder — are using a state law intended to help addicted offenders get drug treatment to win early release.
Jill P. Carter, the director of Baltimore’s Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, on Tuesday filed to run for state Senate against Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks, who is facing federal corruption charges.
Baltimore City Council voted decisively Monday to support a ban on foam containers for carryout food and drinks, the last step before final approval. Mayor Catherine Pugh says she supports the measure.
Baltimore transportation officials say they plan to begin major repair work on the aging Hanover Street bridge next year — but say it will cost more than $100 million to properly rebuild or replace the structure. That’s not fast enough for two members of the Baltimore City Council.