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Feb 10, 2012

Prince George’s County focuses efforts to attract FBI

UPPER MARLBORO — Prince George’s County is launching a task force and hiring a lobbyist to focus efforts on bringing the FBI headquarters to the county. The General Services Administration has been authorized to pursue a private sector lease for a new FBI headquarters and County Executive Rushern Baker says an inter-agency task force will […]

Dec 27, 2011

Prince George’s Co. weighs options for land development in Bowie

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — A board weighing the fate of 200 acres of property near Bowie State University is expected to make a recommendation next year about what to do with the land. Among the options for the county-owned land are a mixed-use development and a training facility for the Washington Redskins. The Washington Post […]

Dec 12, 2011

O’Malley to discuss trade mission to India

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will share details of his recent trade mission to India. O’Malley, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and other delegation members will brief the media on details of the trip Monday morning in Annapolis. The governor’s six-day trip with more than 100 business leaders, educators and state officials included stops […]

Nov 2, 2011

Prince George’s County approves $50M jobs fund

UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Council has approved a proposal by County Executive Rushern Baker III to set up a $50 million fund to attract businesses. After months of delays, the council voted unanimously Tuesday to create the Economic Development Incentive Fund, a major initiative by Baker to create and retain jobs in […]

Oct 18, 2011

Maryland county, city leaders push for more transportation money

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was in Annapolis on Tuesday to press lawmakers to restore funding for the city’s road and transit networks after years of budget state raids that have sapped local transportation funds. During a hearing on that topic, she was asked by a Republican delegate what Baltimore was doing to expand its tax […]

Oct 18, 2011

Voters to choose successor to Leslie Johnson

UPPER MARLBORO — Prince George’s County residents will be heading to the polls to choose a successor to former Councilwoman Leslie Johnson. Derrick Leon Davis won a 14-way Democratic primary last month to fill Johnson’s District 6 seat after receiving support from County Executive Rushern Baker. Davis, a former school system official and current chairman […]

Oct 12, 2011

Anti-slots bill moves forward in Prince George’s

The Prince George’s County Council advanced a bill Tuesday that would ban slot machines from the county. The bill cleared a committee vote 3-0 and still faces a vote of the full council. The legislation, as The Washington Post reports, could put County Executive Rushern Baker in a tough spot in Annapolis. Banning slots could […]

Sep 28, 2011

P.G. police tout crime drop after summer initiative

PALMER PARK — Police in a Maryland county scarred by a violent start to the year reported a drop in crime Wednesday as part of a beefed-up police presence during the summer months. As part of the summer crime initiative, Prince George’s County police devoted additional resources to five crime-plagued communities and also collaborated more […]

Sep 21, 2011

Prince George’s Democrats pick Davis in primary

UPPER MARLBORO — Prince George’s County voters have chosen a replacement for Councilwoman Leslie Johnson. According to the county board of elections, Derrick Leon Davis won Tuesday’s special primary election to fill Johnson’s District 6 seat. Davis, a former school system official and current chairman of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, received 55 percent of […]

Sep 20, 2011

Prince George’s to hold special primary election

UPPER MARLBORO — Prince George’s County voters are choosing a replacement for Councilwoman Leslie Johnson. A special primary election is being held Tuesday to fill Johnson’s District 6 seat. Johnson pleaded guilty in June to destroying evidence in a federal corruption probe that also ensnared her husband, former county executive Jack Johnson. She could receive […]

May 12, 2011

Prince George’s Co. authorizes $1 taxi fuel surcharge

LARGO — Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker has authorized a $1 emergency fuel surcharge for taxi fares in the county. Baker has signed an executive order that authorizes the county’s Department of Environmental Resources to establish a $1 per trip surcharge. Anyone 60 years of age and older and any fares related to county […]

Feb 16, 2011

Supporters continue push for Maryland alcohol tax

ANNAPOLIS — The top elected officials in Maryland’s two largest counties voiced their support to boost the state’s alcohol tax on Wednesday, while a leading advocate for the legislation said the measure still doesn’t quite have the votes needed to pass. Montgomery Count Executive Ike Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker appeared with […]

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