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  • On the agenda for Jan. 23

    12-0023 Charter Amendment—Municipal Elections Would shift municipal elections to presidential election years beginning in 2016. The Read: “All of us recognize,” Councilmember Rochelle “Rikki” Spector (D-5th District) began...
  • Supporters and advocates shift tactics to improve chances of passage

    In 2008, City Councilmember Bill Henry (D-4th District) introduced a resolution urging the Baltimore City delegation to the Maryland General Assembly to show support for statewide marriage-equality legislation. The bill passed with a handful of sponsors,...
  • Comptroller's race pits an active incumbent against an experienced challenger

    William Campbell says if he's elected state comptroller, he'll push to cut state spending by one-fifth. "If we don't do this we're gonna have a financial Armageddon," the former chief financial officer for the Coast Guard, Amtrak, and other large,...
  • Big-money donors, not the grassroots, funded the winners in last year's Baltimore elections

    It seems Baltimore City’s voters have so little love for their politicians, or the process of electing them, that only a few bothered to vote in last year’s elections—about 23 percent in September’s primaries and 14 percent in...
  • So where do the city's elected officials live, again?

    Just about every election season, word circulates that this or that elected official (or candidate) does not actually live in his or her district. Most recently, City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway faced questions about the home in Randallstown—in...
  • If Otis Rolley's bright ideas are enough to get him elected mayor, are they enough to fix the city?

    There is no doubt Otis Rolley is an extraordinary person. Born in Jersey City, N.J., and raised by his mother, he excelled in an urban public high school, went to Rutgers University, and got himself on national television by his junior year. He decamped...
  • Abramoff biopic charms, and that's all

    Casino Jack Directed by George Hickenlooper Opens Jan. 7 at the Charles Theater It’s a little discombobulating to realize that “super” lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to defrauding American Indian tribes and SunCruz Casinos,...
  • Ex-cons, and some current ones, find a home in troubled Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association

    Ask Michael Thames if he’s a member of the Local 333 of the International Longshoremen’s Association, and the 42-year-old quickly pulls his Port of Baltimore photo-identification card out of his pants pocket. He’s been working for nine...
  • On the agenda for March 21

    The meeting had a light agenda, but there was some heavy talk about redistricting, which must be done by April 1. First the Council voted to change the rules by which councilmembers are selected to fill vacant seats. The rule, “5-11 Vacancy,”...
  • Twenty years on, Maryland death-metal veteran Dying Fetus is still in it to win it

    It’s a tiny, dingy, windowless room with patches of cruddy beige carpet, and it looks like it’s been a good while since anyone attempted anything like cleaning it. Sean Beasley, a towering ponytailed guy in sweatpants and Nikes, steps...
  • On the agenda for Jan. 10

    Monday’s short agenda was prolonged by the swearing-in of the Council’s newest member, William “Pete” Welch Jr. (D-9th District), son of recently retired Councilmember Agnes Welch. Early in the meeting, a smattering of supporters...
  • Nine reasons the rich get richer thanks to U.S. tax policy

    For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mean more jobs and greater prosperity-so much...