By the time Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. sought bankruptcy protection Dec. 28, the once high-flying drug treatment and mental health clinic had shown signs of financial trouble going back two years. But even as the private, nonprofit company's debts mounted, members of the family that long oversaw the West Pratt Street clinic continued to be well paid, recently released tax records show.
Mental health and addiction treatment center Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection because it owes more than $5.5 million to creditors and estimates its assets are less than $500,000, according to federal court filings.
The Baltimore's ethics board's call for more transparency in the mayor's use of free tickets to the city's arena and sports stadiums is welcome, but Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposed policy includes a glaring loophole.
Maryland court clerks can begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Thursday, but the key to true equality rests with the Supreme Court, which may soon be deciding whether to take up one or more cases related to gay marriage.
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold said he chose not to take a charitable deduction on his taxes for repaying more than $18,000 to government coffers since 2009. The two-term Republican promised to give back his mandatory raises as long as the government could not afford pay increases for employees. The repayment method allowed Leopold to deduct the payments and pocket the taxes paid in a refund, but Leopold said he did not claim the payments as a deduction.