Baltimore City Council Says ‘Yes’ to Paris Climate Pact

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, the Baltimore City Council on Monday unanimously voted 14-0 to pass a resolution to support the international agreement. The resolution, introduced by Councilman Zeke Cohen (D-District 1), outlines a pledge from the city to fight “practices that disrupt shortsighted… Read More

Group Sues Baltimore City Over Canton Bike Lane Demolition

Yair Flicker bikes four miles from his Mount Vernon home to his Canton office every day, but when he visits relatives in Tel Aviv, he feels the transportation options are much more efficient than Baltimore’s. So when Baltimore City Circuit Court judge Althea M. Handy granted a temporary restraining order on June 9 to halt… Read More

Baltimore City Council Hearing Focuses on Human Trafficking

Moniquika Sutton had been roaming the streets for days in search of food, shelter and safety. She simply had nowhere else to go. After the Baltimore resident was cut off from her family, had her son taken away and was left homeless, her soon-to-be pimp offered her a way out. “He asked if I wanted… Read More

After Mayoral Veto, Baltimore City Council Members Continue Fight for $15

Even after the latest push to raise Baltimore City’s minimum wage to $15 per hour was dealt a death blow on Monday via Mayor Catherine Pugh’s veto, Councilman Zeke Cohen is still waiting for a public explanation from supporters of the bill who flipped their positions in light of the veto. But Cohen (D-District 1)… Read More

Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Veto May Kill Baltimore Minimum Wage Bill

The fate of Baltimore’s lowest-paid workers is in doubt after Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced on March 24 that she will veto a bill to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. Her veto likely kills the bill, as at least one council member who voted for the bill said he… Read More

Baltimore City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution for Humane Treatment of Immigrants

When Yaslin comes home from school every day, the Baltimore City College senior expects to find her parents waiting inside to greet her. But lately, Yaslin has feared that the day might come when that’s not the case. After recent raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Southeast Baltimore, many documented and undocumented… Read More

Baltimore City Council Preliminarily Approves $15 Minimum Wage

Despite holding both a part-time and full-time job and working at least 55 hours per week, Joshua Graham still struggles to cover his basic living expenses and make ends meet. By day, the 28-year-old West Baltimore resident works for a firm that provides security at the headquarters of T. Rowe Price at 100 E. Pratt… Read More

Fundraising Extends Free Bus Rides for Baltimore City Students

As a student with a 4.0 grade point average at City Neighbors High School who also happens to be a star on the school’s basketball team, Raekwon Redding has enough on his mind. Finding a ride home proved to be as big an obstacle as Redding faced in the classroom or on the court after… Read More

$15 Minimum Wage Bill Introduced in Baltimore City Council

For the second straight year, Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke is making a concerted effort to incrementally raise the city’s minimum wage over the next few years. Clarke, a Democrat who represents the 14th District, introduced a bill on Monday that would pave the way for low-wage employees 21 and older at businesses with… Read More

Minimum Wage Showdown: City Decries State Effort to Limit Powers

The debate over whether local jurisdictions should have the power to raise the minimum wage has taken center stage at the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis. Baltimore City Council members on Jan. 26 slammed Democratic state lawmakers at a news conference over a bill that would prevent the city and other jurisdictions from enacting their… Read More