| May 21, 2012
| 5:07 AM
While many governments are moving toward posting ethics disclosure forms, residents of Baltimore still have to travel to City Hall and to a sixth-floor office to see the documents. To save you a trip, we're posting those forms from Mayor Stephanie...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake came under fire on two fronts Monday as the City Council sliced $6 million from her proposed budget and the city comptroller renewed allegations that the mayor's staff improperly purchased more than $650,000 in...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 7:28 PM
It was a party unlike any Baltimore had ever hosted during the usually sleepy Labor Day weekend, with candy-colored cars speeding noisily around the Inner Harbor to the delight of crowds drawn to the city's inaugural Grand Prix.
But behind the scenes,...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:04 PM
The state has threatened to seize assets of the company that runs the Baltimore Grand Prix to recover nearly $600,000 in unpaid taxes, the Maryland Comptroller's Office said Monday.
"We don't want to take anybody's business," said Caron Brace, a...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 11:00 AM
I share the outrage of Mary Pat Clarke at her fellow council members for voting down the property tax credit allowance to those who are investing the kind of energy this and every urban center needs to survive the challenge of attracting new taxpayers...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 6:22 PM
Along with some of his neighbors, the chairman of the Baltimore City Council's taxation committee is getting a remarkable tax break on his home: He pays just 16 percent of the bill. The Homestead Property Tax Credit picks up the rest.
But instead of...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 6:02 PM
IndyCar racing officials and Baltimore's mayor said Thursday they are still committed to holding another Grand Prix, even though the company that runs the event is millions of dollars past due on its bills and is weighing a takeover proposal from a...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:37 PM
Two months before the start of the Baltimore Grand Prix, the race's organizers, desperate for cash, entered into a $1.1 million loan they believed was necessary to save the event.
But the two-month loan — which allowed the lender to collect more...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is gearing up for a tough fight over her plan to raise Baltimore's bottle tax to pay for repairs to dilapidated city schools.
A bill to increase the 2-cent tax to 5 cents – and devote all bottle-tax...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 5:43 AM
City Councilman William H. Cole IV said Wednesday evening that his office told state assessors several years ago that they had mistakenly valued a large Federal Hill home as if it were a fraction of its true size. And Cole said others in the...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:12 PM
Harbor Point, a development project led by bakery magnate and developer John Paterakis Sr., will be the site of the headquarters for the combined Constellation-Exelon company if the proposed merger is completed, the energy giants announced Wednesday.