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  • Mayor, Pratt finally agree to replace city phone system

    Mayor, Pratt finally agree to replace city phone system
    For three years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt have fought over a stalled upgrade of Baltimore's outdated municipal phone system. Accusations have flown. Legal battles have been waged. Millions in taxpayer dollars, both...
  • Lawmakers call for change on city schools leave pay

    Lawmakers call for change on city schools leave pay
    State and local lawmakers called on Baltimore school officials Monday to rein in policies and practices that led the district to pay employees $46 million last year in accrued leave, bonuses, overtime, stipends and other compensation. The district...
  • Don't exaggerate city's race problems

    On March 15, the front page of The Baltimore Sun screamed about a "racial divide" ("Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem". There is "1950's level racism in Baltimore," the city's African-American police commissioner had earlier observed. And...
  • Rawlings-Blake, Young at odds over rec center plan

    Rawlings-Blake, Young at odds over rec center plan
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young are at odds over the mayor’s plan to sell off four of the city’s downtown parking garages┬áto raise up to $60 million for recreation centers....
  • Baltimore mayor battles other leaders over flow of information

    Baltimore mayor battles other leaders over flow of information
    Transparency was at the center of a City Hall debate last week, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other city leaders squabbled over notifications about alleged police misconduct. As the city spending board prepared to vote on a $150,000 settlement...
  • City defers vote on additional contract for water meter overhaul

    City defers vote on additional contract for water meter overhaul
    The Board of Estimates voted Wednesday to defer for one week awarding a contract to perform "urgent" infrastructure repairs as part of Baltimore's massive overhaul of more than 400,000 water meters. Board members, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Cost of city's water meter overhaul rises

    Cost of city's water meter overhaul rises
    The cost of a massive project to overhaul all of Baltimore's more than 400,000 water meters is rising again — this time by about $4.2 million. On Wednesday, Baltimore's Board of Estimates is expected to allocate the additional money to the...
  • City Council members shocked by schools deficit, plan hearings

    City Council members shocked by schools deficit, plan hearings
    City Council members expressed shock Wednesday that the Baltimore school system has run up a deficit of more than $60 million — even before $35 million in proposed state budget cuts. Members said they were largely kept in the dark about the...
  • Understaffing of Baltimore paramedics leads to long hours, overtime spike

    Understaffing of Baltimore paramedics leads to long hours, overtime spike
    Chronic understaffing of Baltimore paramedics led to a massive spike in overtime pay — with some paramedics working more than 2,000 hours of overtime last year and earning more than six figures, city officials acknowledge. That has led city...
  • Spector was right to stand up to Young

    Spector was right to stand up to Young
    Kudos to City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector for voting for her constituents and not casting the "yes" vote a requested by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young on plastic bag ban ("City's law department says Young can't legally kick Spector...
  • A 'slap in the face' to voters

    A 'slap in the face' to voters
    Some Carroll County Republicans are livid over the county GOP central committee's nomination of former commissioner Robin Frazier to fill the seat being vacated by state Sen. Joseph Getty, who is resigning to become an aide to Gov.-elect Larry Hogan. Ms....