A Baltimore City Council committee voted Friday to cut about $13 million from Mayor Catherine Pugh's budget proposal — including from key programs she has touted for months — to free more money for schools and after-school programs.
Unhappy with the state of negotiations over some extra money for children in the city's budget, members of the Baltimore City Council hit upon a ripe scheme Thursday: Vote to take away all funding for the mayor's budgeting office.
The head of Baltimore's water department told City Council members Wednesday that come next year he expects the perennial problem of disputed water bills to be greatly improved thanks to the roll out of smart meter technology.
The chairman of the Baltimore City Council's budget committee said Tuesday he has identified a source of money to pay for education and after school programs, potentially staving off the need to raid the police department's budget for the funding.
Every year the Ravens and Orioles organizations — and the thousands of fans who scamper for bathroom breaks between plays and innings — rack up a nearly $600,000 bill for water and sewer use at the teams' downtown stadiums.
When the next flu pandemic strikes, a newly expanded pharmaceutical plant in East Baltimore now stands ready to respond. Emergent BioSolutions, in partnership with the federal government, spent $80 million to double the size of its East Lombard Street plant near Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Mayor Catherine Pugh's list of nominees to fill the city's largely-vacant Civilian Review Board — which she first mentioned Thursday but has declined to provide or discuss — includes several academics and attorneys, as well as a former high-ranking official in the Baltimore sheriff's office, The Baltimore Sun has confirmed.
Baltimore is accepting applications online from prospective members of a panel designed to provide community oversight of the city police department, as mandated under the city's federal consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.
The refusal of Baltimore's mayor, City Council president and the majority of council members to legitimately support a (kinda sorta, but not right away) $15 minimum wage for city workers is a clear indication that the more things change, the more they stay the same. All of the debate was just hot air, because it was a matter of political power and political will, and the Democrats failed again, as they have so often.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to the city's pending consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, saying he is "ready to roll" with the proposed reforms and opposes the federal agency's request for a 90-day pause in the associated court proceedings.
Earlier this year, the state learned of a format change that goes back to 2014 — when it went from a multi-day elimination tournament with the student-athletes playing for their respective schools to an all-star showcase bringing together top players from various schools — that violated a number of regulations.
The General Assembly's budget leaders tentatively agreed Monday to accept Gov. Larry Hogan's offer of $28 million to help Baltimore's school systems and others around the state with declining enrollment, abandoning a plan to bail them out without his help.
Mayor Catherine Pugh wants to cut at least $5.5 million from the Baltimore Police Department to help plug a shortfall in the schools budget, under a developing plan to better control police spending she outlined Wednesday.
Baltimore principals have agonized over their next budgets, cutting arts classes, tutors and librarians to prepare for an impending $130 million deficit across city schools. Now, they face more decisions: What to buy back?
Only months after rejecting a similar measure, the Baltimore City Council is poised to pass a bill Monday to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 — nearly $5 an hour higher than in surrounding counties.
Members of the B'nai Israel Synagogue congregation are planning to gather Sunday morning after swastika was found on a sign belonging to a sign belonging to the Jewish Museum of Maryland Thursday, according to Rabbi Etan Mintz.