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  • New Baltimore chief liquor inspector approved over Pratt's objections

    New Baltimore chief liquor inspector approved over Pratt's objections
    Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved hiring a retired police officer as the city's new chief liquor inspector — over the objections of Comptroller Joan M. Pratt. The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Health advocates ask mayor to veto council's vaping bill

    Health advocates ask mayor to veto council's vaping bill
    Public health advocates on Tuesday called on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to veto the City Council's ban on the use of e-cigarettes inside most businesses, calling the legislation a "bad bill" that would weaken the state's indoor smoking ban by...
  • Charm City Circulator running $11.6M deficit

    Charm City Circulator running $11.6M deficit
    Baltimore's popular Charm City Circulator is operating at a $11.6 million deficit, according to an analysis released Tuesday by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The free bus service's deficit is projected to expand to $73.2 million over the next 10...
  • Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms

    Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms
    The City Council voted Monday to ban plastic grocery bags and require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras. But Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promptly repeated her pledge to veto both bills. "I can't sign legislation...
  • City Hall theater

    City Hall theater
    No sooner had the Baltimore City Council taken a strong step in defiance of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's promised vetoes of two controversial bills Monday night than they announced their intentions to cave under the pressure and let her have her way....
  • Jack Young: 'I challenge the mayor to work with the council to strengthen the [body camera] bill'

    Jack Young: 'I challenge the mayor to work with the council to strengthen the [body camera] bill'
    Listen to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's rhetoric in opposition to a proposal by the Baltimore City Council to equip police officers with body cameras, and one might recognize the bickering and dysfunction typical of elected leaders in a certain city to...
  • Baltimore seeks more contractors for water meter overhaul

    Baltimore seeks more contractors for water meter overhaul
    Baltimore city is soliciting for four new contracts to help with a massive overhaul of the city's more than 400,000 water meters — a move likely to add to the project's current $101.6 million price tag. The four new solicitations, considered...
  • Mayor calls on city council to reconsider plastics ban

    Mayor calls on city council to reconsider plastics ban
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Saturday implored the City Council to reconsider its proposal to ban most plastic bags at city stores, questioning not only the legislation but saying lawmakers moved it forward without public input. Last week...
  • Mayor and City Council: Disagreeing when they agree

    Mayor and City Council: Disagreeing when they agree
    In an ideal world, the City Council and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake would work together to equip Baltimore police officers with body cameras that record their interactions with the public. The anecdotal evidence from departments that have adopted the...
  • Baltimore City Council moves to ban plastic bags

    Baltimore City Council moves to ban plastic bags
    Baltimore's City Council moved to ban plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and big-box retailers Monday after dumping a proposal to charge a 5-cent fee for the bags to discourage their use. The proposed ban would make Baltimore one of the first...
  • City Council approves police body camera bill

    City Council approves police body camera bill
    The Baltimore City Council overwhelmingly voted Monday to require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras — despite arguments from the mayor's office that the council's bill is illegal. City Councilman Warren Branch,...