City Hall Reporter, Baltimore Sun
City Hall reporter @baltimoresun. Avid reader. History buff. Fan of Persian food, Jimi Hendrix and the Orioles/Ravens. Coach @umbcwrestling. Danielle's dad.
online.wsj.com — The plan by Jefferson County, Ala., to emerge from bankruptcy protection hinges in part on the sale of $1.9 billion of new debt this fall to refinance debt tied to its troubled sewer system. But some observers are calling terms of the new debt onerous.
nytimes.com — OTTAWA - The mayor of Montreal was arrested at his home early Monday by a special anticorruption police squad, at the same time that a 20-month-old public commission has uncovered widespread corruption in Montreal's construction industry linking politicians and organized crime.
baltimoresun.com — Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes, but more in storm water and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council Monday. The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140.
baltimoresun.com — The Baltimore Sun Media Group is launching a paid summer internship in honor of Mary J. Corey, the first woman to lead The Baltimore Sun newsroom. The internship was announced Monday at a memorial dedication for Corey, who died earlier this year of breast cancer.
baltimoresun.com — The Baltimore City Council postponed action Monday on a bill that would have banned the use of Styrofoam cups and containers for carryout food and drinks after several members withdrew their support. Councilman James B. Kraft, the bill's chief sponsor, said he is still hopeful Baltimore can become the first major East Coast city to adopt such a ban.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake officiates a mass wedding for same-sex couples [video] -- baltimoresun.combaltimoresun.com — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake officiates a mass wedding for same-sex couples during the Baltimore Pride Festival held Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Druid Hill Park.
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