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Baker named public official of the year

Prince George’s County County Executive Rushern Baker III has been named one of Governing magazine’s public officials of the year for 2015. Governing announced its nine leaders in state and local government from across this country on Tuesday for this ...

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Prince George’s Baker headed to China

(AP) Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is leading a trade mission to China next week. The Washington Post reported Baker is hoping to attract foreign investment for his ambitious economic development plans for the county. It’s a nine-day trip. ...

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Prince George’s County budget includes furloughs

UPPER MARLBORO — Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is calling for up to five unpaid furlough days to address a $152 million budget gap. Baker proposed a $2.7 billion budget Thursday that would essentially keep overall spending flat. It ...

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Gambling opens door to full-fledged casinos in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Once reluctant to embrace large-scale gambling, Maryland is now on track to potentially become a major casino state on the East Coast, after voters decided to allow Las Vegas-style table games at six casinos, including one next to ...

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Question 7 prevails in tight referendum race

Despite it still being mathematically possible that Question 7 could fail, campaign staff for Maryland's expanded gambling law believe it's unlikely vote totals from the final 20 percent of non-reporting precincts will flip the measure's slim margin of apparent approval.

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Politicians make final push on ballot questions

Maryland’s elected officials are making a final push for various state ballot questions. Gov. Martin O’Malley and other supporters of expanded gambling appeared Monday in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and state lawmakers joined the governor, ...

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O’Malley hopeful on special session for gambling

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday he believes progress is being made toward reaching a consensus to hold a special session this summer to expand gambling. The governor told reporters after meeting with local officials that a House of ...

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O’Malley to meet on gambling expansion

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is planning to meet with local officials next week to talk about the potential for holding a special session to expand gambling in Maryland. Raquel Guillory, an O’Malley spokeswoman, confirmed Friday the governor is scheduled ...

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Prince George’s Co. to monitor gun offenders

UPPER MARLBORO  — People convicted of gun crimes in Prince George’s County will soon be required to register with police, check in regularly and submit to home visits from officers. Prince George’s County Council members unanimously passed a bill Tuesday ...

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