| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's Super Bowl tickets went to a pair of top aides and a city delegate, the administration said this week.
As governor, O'Malley has a state skybox at Ravens stadium, which allows him to purchase up to eight Super Bowl tickets,...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Gerald J. Curran, a member of a well-known political family who represented Northeast Baltimore neighborhoods in the Maryland House of Delegates, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 74 and lived in...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Longtime City Councilman Robert W. Curran filed for personal bankruptcy in June, a move he said was necessary to avoid foreclosure on his Northeast Baltimore home.
Curran, 63, said in an interview Thursday that he will repay all of his restructured...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Regarding City Councilman Robert W. Curran's bankruptcy filing, how can we expect Baltimore officials to run city government and keep within its budget when we have elected officials who can't keep within their own personal budgets ("Councilman Curran...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:14 AM
If Councilman Nick Mosby has his way, Baltimore government would boycott Florida-based businesses in protest to the state's stand-your-ground law after George Zimmerman's acquittal.
Mosby intends to file a resolution on Monday to encourage city agencies...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:35 PM
After weeks of protests, the Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday evening to more than $100 million in public financing for the upscale Harbor Point development.
In an 11-3 vote, the council authorized bonds to pay for the project'...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wants to stop sending officers out on low-priority 911 calls, expand foot patrols and create a unit focused on investigating incidents in which police use force.
He proposes assigning homicide detectives to...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A city councilwoman is challenging Baltimore's plan to charge businesses some of the highest stormwater fees in the state — and divert some of the money that had gone to Chesapeake Bay cleanup to help fund property tax cuts.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Asking for money near Baltimore restaurants, shops or parking meters would be outlawed under legislation some City Council members say is needed to make residents and visitors feel safer.
The proposal, which heads to the full council for its...