| Dec 23, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The paychecks for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and other city elected officials are getting a little heavier.
Under city law, elected officials get a 2.5 percent annual raise if workers in at...
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:37 AM
If Baltimore kept a family album for every year of its life, the one for 2014 would be dominated by dazzling pictures of September's Star-Spangled Spectacular. The city never looked better than when it celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:45 PM
There was no small irony in Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's veto Monday of a City Council bill that would have required city police to be equipped with body cameras. For one thing, the mayor herself has said she supports the idea of officers...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 9:52 AM
It's no secret that two proponents of police body cameras — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young — are at loggerheads over the details of how to implement the program.
But another dispute helped...
| 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 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....
| 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...