| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The failure of Baltimore's speed camera vendor to produce a functional system 11 months after it took over the lucrative contract to operate it should be a sign that it's time for the city to admit that its program had grown too big, too fast and needs to...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:34 PM
One-party rule breeds cronyism. While Maryland's one-party Democratic rulers, like Gov. Martin O'Malley, fancy themselves progressive angels above such things, the fact is, Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy.
Exhibit A: KO Public Affairs, the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:11 PM
SACRAMENTO — Millions of dollars in welfare benefits are ending up in banks' pockets each year when poor Californians access their taxpayer-funded benefits, according to state statistics and a report released Tuesday.
Like many other states,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that will provide new protections for motorists from erroneous tickets and other speed camera abuses, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature.
The compromise measure —...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:00 AM
A major speed and red light camera company is lobbying city government to take over the city's once-lucrative traffic camera system, records show.
Throughout 2013, Arizona-based speed camera firm American Traffic Solutions Inc. spent $25,000 lobbying...
| Feb 21, 2014
In a swanky bar overlooking the Chicago skyline, executives of a young and hungry red light camera company gathered for a secret meeting to get help in their fight for the city's business.
There to help provide it, according to a top company software...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Baltimore Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. said Friday he is launching an investigation into the city's troubled speed camera program, weeks after a City Council committee began its own inquiry.
Pearre said his investigation will encompass work...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:58 PM
The chairman of the City Council committee that is investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program says the devices should remain offline until he finishes the "thorough" probe.
"We're going to conduct a very thorough...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:35 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration took a step Wednesday toward launching a new speed camera system as officials hired a consultant to assess up to 50 possible sites — over the objections of the City Council president.
The Board of Estimates, which...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A City Council committee investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program on Monday delivered a letter to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seeking 31 batches of documents involving nearly all aspects of the once-lucrative program....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The City Council decided Monday to launch an investigation into the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system that found error rates much higher than officials have claimed publicly.
"People in the city of Baltimore are losing faith in us as...