| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:49 PM
An influential business group is waging a last-minute effort to derail legislation aimed at helping ex-offenders find work in Baltimore, arguing that the measure would drive jobs from the city.
The Greater Baltimore Committee has asked the City...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent.
But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:52 PM
City lawmakers said Monday that they were shocked by newly published reports of school violence and plan to hold hearings to address the hundreds of injury claims filed by teachers.
Mary Pat Clarke, chairwoman of the City Council's education committee...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A City Council committee investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program on Monday delivered a letter to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seeking 31 batches of documents involving nearly all aspects of the once-lucrative program....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The City Council defeated a proposal Monday to impose a 10-cent fee on most paper and plastic bags distributed in Baltimore, rejecting arguments that such surcharges are a proven method to reduce litter.
Opponents weren't convinced that charging a fee...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Fed up with foam cups floating in Baltimore's waterways, a City Council committee voted Tuesday to approve a ban on polystyrene foam products for carryout food and drink items within the city limits.
The measure, sponsored by Councilman James B. Kraft,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake acknowledged Wednesday that she spent Memorial Day weekend at the Delaware beach house of a top lobbyist, Lisa Harris Jones.
The mayor defended the excursion as a harmless beach getaway by two close friends and their...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday.
The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:23 PM
The president of Baltimore City Community College was forced out this week, following a tumultuous two years and a recent dramatic drop in enrollment.
President Carolane Williams said she was caught off guard when two trustees called her Monday to say...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Morgan State University's Board of Regents voted to extend the contract of the university's president for an additional year during a lengthy meeting Friday — reversing a contentious decision to seek a new president at the close of the academic...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector introduced a bill Monday that would crack down on what she deems "aggressive" panhandling.
Spector's bill would make it illegal for people to solicit handouts along street shoulders, medians and in...