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The City Council is set to pass a law that will bring Baltimore’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Baltimore’s wage increase would be almost $5 an hour higher than all the counties in the area. Maryland’s minimum wage will raise to $10.10 an hour by 2018 from the current $8.75 per hour. […]

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Baltimore will soon bill water customers monthly, instead of 3 months, under legislation approved in early August by the City Council. The city will start sending monthly bills to customers in October, a change officials say will help residents and businesses budget. Councilman Robert Curran said the change will help customers keep a better track […]

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Foxbaltimore.com is reporting that the Baltimore City Council deferred a much-anticipated vote on Monday to phase in a $15 hourly minimum wage for the city and instead agreed to send the bill back to committee. The parliamentary maneuver came after supporters failed to secure the eight votes needed to pass the minimum wage bill. The […]

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Yesterday Anthony Batts was at City Hall for his confirmation hearing to replace former commissioner Fred Bealefeld who retired back in August after 30 years at the Baltimore Police Department.On Wednesday, Batts told council members he would continue Bealefeld’s historic record of reducing homicides. Batts also said part of his mission includes earning the public’s […]

All three  men convicted of killing a former city councilman Ken Harris during the robbery of a Northeast Baltimore jazz club were sentenced Tuesday. Jerome Williams, 17, and Charles Y. McGaney, 22, were given life terms for their convictions this month on charges of first-degree felony murder, assault and other counts in the 2008 robbery during […]

Via: Baltimore Sun Baltimore City Council members said Wednesday that they have come up with an alternative to the four-cnet tax on bottled beverages. The idea was originally proposed to lessen the city’s budget gap and was never received positively. The Council members intend to swap taxes on billboards, oversized trucks and video poker machines […]