| May 23, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Baltimore County Council members formally adopted a county budget Thursday that they say focuses on basic services while keeping the county's property tax rate flat for the 25th year in a row.
The council unanimously approved County Executive Kevin...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The Baltimore County Council voted Thursday to significantly lower fees developers pay to help the county buy parks and recreational land.
A council resolution lowering the fees — in some categories nearly 90 percent — passed in a 6-1 vote,...
| May 27, 2013
| 3:58 PM
A Baltimore County Board of Appeals panel has ruled against a community group fighting a planned medical office building in Catonsville.
The three board members on Thursday affirmed an earlier decision by a county administrative law judge who had...
| 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,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:32 AM
The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved spending $17.2 million to air condition schools in Middle River, Parkville, Pikesville, Windsor Mill and Woodlawn.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz requested the funding for Featherbed Lane, Hawthorne,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:30 PM
New developments in Towson will have to provide bike racks under legislation approved Monday by the Baltimore County Council.
Bicycling advocates had supported the bill by Councilman David Marks and Council Chairman Tom Quirk as a way to encourage...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Baltimore County's historic courthouse in Towson will become the set of the political drama "House of Cards" next month. The Netflix series' crew plans to film at the courthouse Aug. 7, though that date could change, county spokeswoman Ellen Kobler said....
| 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...