| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:42 AM
Baltimore's law department says City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young can't legally kick Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector off the planning commission.
Last month, Young stripped Spector of most of her committee assignments after she...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Customers who shop in Baltimore would have to pay 5 cents for each plastic bag at supermarkets and other merchants under legislation that's making its way through the City Council.
A key council committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has stripped Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector of most of her committee assignments after she cast the only vote against two bills he favored.
In an interview, Spector said Young was behaving like a...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:53 PM
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,...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:51 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner say that one year after undertaking a broad reform plan for the Police Department, complaints against officers have fallen sharply along with a drop in crime.
The officials said the Police Department is a little...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:41 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:35 AM
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...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
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.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 11:04 AM
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....