| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:13 PM
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said Monday night he wished the city had not paid consultants $285,000 for a crime-fighting plan that he described as "something we could've done in-house."
Young was part of the city spending panel that...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Kennard Buckner, 22, was walking out of an alley just feet from his home in Southwestern Baltimore on Sunday morning when he was killed by a gunman in a hail of bullets, police said.
An officer two blocks away from the shooting in the 1300 block of...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The City Council is considering delaying a controversial new tax on taxi, limousine and other livery services in Baltimore that business owners said they refuse to pay.
Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said she will introduce a bill today that would delay by...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:55 PM
In the latest sign of turmoil for Baltimore's speed camera program, city officials are moving to sever ties with the vendor amid unresolved problems — an action that could idle the city's already mothballed speed and red-light camera system until...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Members of the Baltimore City Council are joining the family of a man who died in police custody in their quest for answers, calling four months of official silence about how Tyrone West died "frustrating and unacceptable."
Police said in August that...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:26 AM
City Councilwoman Helen Holton's proposed alternative to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to put many future municipal employees into a 401(k)-style plan instead of a traditional pension sounds, on the surface, like the compassionate thing to do. Ms....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake attempted to quiet growing calls from the City Council for an independent audit of the city's troubled property tax program, saying Tuesday that her administration's reforms should be given more time to yield results.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:38 PM
A City Council hearing on tax break errors turned into a public spat Wednesday, as officials from the city's Finance Department and the state assessments agency traded blame for costly mistakes that are confusing taxpayers.
A discussion about the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A key city agency is recommending that a West Coast firm win a multimillion-dollar contract to overhaul Baltimore's water-meter system — an effort officials say is long overdue and could help end the persistent problem of wildly erroneous bills....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Supporters of a widespread ban on panhandling in Baltimore are scaling back the proposal amid criticism the legislation went too far.
Under a proposed amendment, the bill would prohibit panhandling within 10 feet of outdoor dining — rather than...