| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved leasing a valuable piece of land to a Towson developer, over the objections of a councilwoman who said the deal negotiated by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration lacked transparency.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession.
This week, a state commission...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:41 PM
The company that runs malls in Towson, Columbia, Owings Mills and White Marsh is removing cellphone-recycling kiosks from its Maryland locations after politicians voiced concerns that the machines contribute to cellphone thefts.
General Growth Properties...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Several Baltimore County Council members say they're planning to introduce legislation in the coming weeks that will seek to ban smoking at all county parks.
The proposal follows a recommendation by the county's recreation and parks board, which...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The Baltimore County Council on Monday unanimously elected Councilwoman Cathy Bevins to serve as chairwoman for 2014.
Bevins, a Middle River Democrat, was elected to the council in 2010. She previously worked as former County Executive Jim Smith's...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Stores that buy used cellphones in Baltimore County would be regulated like pawnshops and automated cellphone-purchasing kiosks would be banned altogether under legislation unveiled Thursday by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The Baltimore County Council is poised to block a low-income housing project planned in Rosedale by turning down state funding, citing fears the development would lead to increased crime and crowd the local elementary school.
The move comes a month...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 1:19 PM
The transformation of a vacant, 12-story eyesore into a gleaming office building has brought workers, shoppers and diners to the northern edge of downtown Towson — thanks in part to a public financing package that waived repayment of millions of...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:57 PM
The hookah lounge, a staple of Middle Eastern culture, has now gained a foothold in American culture, drawing the attention of legislators and health advocates across the country worried about the impact of these purveyors of a new type of tobacco...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is drawing criticism for refusing to repay hundreds of police retirees who a judge found were overcharged for their health insurance.
Last month, a county circuit judge gave the county 20 days to pay about $573,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Baltimore County has repaid more than $13 million it borrowed last year from its employees' pension fund, leading the county police union to drop a lawsuit over the loan.
The county recently paid about $13.1 million, plus more than $500,000 in interest,...