| Mar 20, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake would permanently close three fire companies and could shut several recreation centers in an effort to close a $48 million gap in the city's $3 billion operating budget, according to city officials who have been briefed on...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is gearing up for a tough fight over her plan to raise Baltimore's bottle tax to pay for repairs to dilapidated city schools.
A bill to increase the 2-cent tax to 5 cents – and devote all bottle-tax...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 7:23 AM
The Baltimore City Council took a symbolic stand Monday against the construction of a proposed new $70 million juvenile jail in East Baltimore.
Twelve of 14 council members signed on as co-sponsors of Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's...
| May 4, 2012
| 6:10 PM
With a half-dozen key resignations at Baltimore City Hall, some political observers say they're concerned about the recent loss of institutional knowledge in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration.
Since the fall, the city's budget director,...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:00 PM
It takes a lot of cars and trucks to run a town like Baltimore, and the city government boasts a fleet consisting of more than 3,600 vehicles, many sporting the familiar black-and-yellow municipal seal.
A spreadsheet containing the data is available...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:07 AM
While many governments are moving toward posting ethics disclosure forms, residents of Baltimore still have to travel to City Hall and to a sixth-floor office to see the documents. To save you a trip, we're posting those forms from Mayor Stephanie...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's pick of a Californian to head Baltimore's Police Department prompted questions Monday from City Council members and other city leaders who had been hoping the new commissioner would come from the department's ranks....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:15 PM
MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakedismissed Thursday a package of budget changes proposed by Council PresidentBernard C. "Jack" Young, saying most of his proposals are "unadvisable, unworkable and irresponsible."
"I cannot support them, and I encourage the...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposed increase to the city's tax on bottle beverages is expected to move forward Monday after being corked up for months by a City Council committee.
Council members, led by Council Vice President Edward Reisinger,...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake came under fire on two fronts Monday as the City Council sliced $6 million from her proposed budget and the city comptroller renewed allegations that the mayor's staff improperly purchased more than $650,000 in...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:36 PM
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young promised Wednesday to pay Ray Lewis for tickets to the Ravens linebacker's private skybox at Sunday's sold-out playoff game, saying he wanted to follow an ethics law the City Council approved just four months...