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Baltimore Bag Ban Passes City Council Vote

In Baltimore, the controversy continues over plastic bags. Monday night, the city council voted to ban the bags. Supporters say it will help get litter out of the harbor but others argue it’s bad for local businesses and their customers.

11/17/2014

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Baltimore Mayor Calls City Council’s Body Camera Bill ‘Illegal’

Members of Baltimore City Council moves forward with a bill that would require all of Baltimore’s nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras, but the decision comes with backlash from the mayor.

11/11/2014

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Baltimore City Considers Banning Plastic Bags Altogether

Paper, not plastic. The Baltimore City Council is on the verge of banning plastic bags in stores—but there’s some doubt about whether it will really happen. The mayor is threatening to veto the bag ban.

11/10/2014

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City Council President Calls Body Camera Pushback ‘Political BS’

The Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety Committee is hosting a public hearing Tuesday on legislation that would require city police to wear body cameras.

10/28/2014

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Baltimore Tightens Juvenile Curfews

The Baltimore City Council approved a tighter curfew that will require children and teenagers to be indoors as early as 9 p.m.

06/02/2014

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Baltimore Poised To Enact Strict Youth Curfew

Baltimore could soon have one of the toughest curfews in the country. City Council voted on a bill Sunday. Supporters say it will protect teens.

06/01/2014

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Baltimore City Council Grills Police Commissioner

A tense showdown at City Hall. Days after police top brass announce a new crime strategy based on a pricey consultant’s report, the city’s top cop is grilled by the City Council. A shortage of officers and skyrocketing overtime top the list of concerns.

11/25/2013

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Baltimore Mayor Disagrees With New City Council Tax Bill

Taking the taxman private. It’s in a bill introduced in the Baltimore City Council following revelations of errors in city tax collecting.

10/07/2013

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Baltimore City Council Approves $100M For Harbor Point Development

Baltimore’s harbor gets a new look. The city council has approved spending $100 million for Harbor Point.

09/10/2013

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Baltimore City Council Passes Local Hiring Bill

The Baltimore City Council has passed a bill that would require local hiring for contractors, despite concerns about its constitutionality.

06/04/2013

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Baltimore Resident Hiring Bill Gets Preliminary OK

The Baltimore City Council has given a preliminary approval to a bill that would require local hiring for contractors.

05/14/2013

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Mfume To Lead Morgan State University Board

Morgan State University’s Board of Regents has elected Kweisi Mfume to lead the board.

05/09/2013

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