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  • Prince George's County Executive proposes 'lean' FY14 budget

    Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III's proposed budget for fiscal year 2014, released Thursday, will implement five-day furloughs, "minimal reduction" in the workforce and an incentivized voluntary retirement program. The budget, which...
  • Board calls Baker's proposed school takeover unnecessary gamble

    Board calls Baker's proposed school takeover unnecessary gamble
    The Prince George’s County Board of Education is calling County Executive Rushern Baker III’s proposal to take over the school system an “unnecessary distraction that gambles away the future of our children.” The board issued a...
  • Say no to Prince George's schools takeover

    Say no to Prince George's schools takeover
    With its financial woes, low test scores, frequent leadership turnover and underperforming schools, Prince George's County's school system is failing its approximately 125,000 students, and its elected school board appears highly dysfunctional. Under...
  • O'Malley predicts voters would back death penalty repeal

    O'Malley predicts voters would back death penalty repeal
    Expressing confidence that "the will is there" in the General Assembly to do away with capital punishment, Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted Tuesday that Maryland voters would uphold a decision to repeal the death penalty. As expected, O'Malley announced...
  • South Laurel/Montpelier: Paulette Faulkner takes oath with Human Relations Commission

    Montpelier resident Paulette Faulkner was recently sworn in as a Prince George's County Commissioner for the Human Relations Commission by County Executive Rushern Baker III. Paulette describes her appointment as an honor and a humbling experience. She...
  • Ken Ulman needs your Redskins shirt to pick up garbage in

    Ken Ulman needs your Redskins shirt to pick up garbage in
    Can someone loan Ken Ulman a shirt he can wear to pick up another county's garbage? Don't everyone line up at once. After his bet on Sunday's Ravens game went sour, the Howard County executive has to make good on what he promised Prince George's...
  • State leaders urged to raise money for roads, transit

    Business leaders and county officials are urging the governor and General Assembly to increase Maryland's gas tax or find another way to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for road and transit projects — even in the face of public opposition....
  • Transportation summit pushes for revenue increase

    Business leaders, elected officials and transportation advocates gathered in Annapolis Wednesday to push Gov. Martin O’Malley and the General Assembly to take action next year to raise vital revenue for the state’s roads, bridges and transit...
  • Ulman pays up on Ravens-Redskins wager

    Ulman pays up on Ravens-Redskins wager
    Washington Redskins fans who have been celebrating their team's victory over the Baltimore Ravens since Sunday were joined Wednesday by Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. Ulman made good on his wager with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker...
  • Other states woo Maryland's gun manufacturers

    Other states woo Maryland's gun manufacturers
    As Maryland contemplates passing one of the nation's strictest gun laws, at least seven other states have courted its gun manufacturers, offering tax incentives and open arms elsewhere. The governor of Texas, West Virginia's House speaker and an Illinois...
  • Ulman urges Congress to avoid sequester

    Ulman urges Congress to avoid sequester
    Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Tuesday joined Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker to urge Congress to find a way to avoid sequestration. "We're here to say we need a balanced approach, and we'...
  • County Executive Baker urges Congress to avoid sequestration

    County Executive Baker urges Congress to avoid sequestration
    Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III joined Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett Tuesday to urge Congress to find a way to avoid sequestration. "We want Congress to act, we need them to act now...