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  • Speaking of corkage, it's on tonight's City Council agenda

     
    Corkage is on the Baltimore City Council agenda tonight, in the form of a "Request for State Legislation" Basically, this means that the council can't go around changing the city's liquor laws, but a thumbs-up from them would be a...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Brother, can you spare $48 million?

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Budget negotiations between Republican legislative leaders and the Corbett administration resume today -- but with a new wrinkle. Yesterday, the Legislature's new Independent Fiscal Office predicted the state will...

    Mayoral vetoes: sometimes common, sometimes not

    For more than a decade, mayoral vetoes were practically unheard of in Baltimore. Not anymore. Within the past three months, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has vetoed or vowed to veto three City Council bills — legislation empowering the council to...

    City didn't have enough staff to monitor speed cameras, officials testify

    City didn't have enough staff to monitor speed cameras, officials testify
    Baltimore's once-extensive speed camera program failed in part because the city didn't have enough staff to monitor the rush of tickets generated, three officials testified before a City Council investigative committee Monday. Deputy Mayor Khalil Zaied,...

    Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms

    Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms
    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...