| Jan 24, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Most politicians are shy about stating their plans for an election that is almost three years away, but not Laurel's District 21 state Sen. Jim Rosapepe, who announced last week he is considering running for comptroller in 2014.
| Jan 23, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Laurel-area elected officials last week denounced Gov.Martin O'Malley's proposal to shift more of the responsibility for teachers' retirement costs to local jurisdictions.
"I believe this shift will have a dramatic impact on our budget in 2013 and into...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:01 PM
With so many issues pulling for our attention, it is easy to forget that thePrince George's CountyMemorial Library System is a crucial part of our community's economic and social fabric. Over the past four years, during a time of great economic hardship...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Facing a projected $126 million deficit, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker said he will have to "make some tough choices" when preparing his budget for fiscal year 2013.
The county's projected deficit is calculated from a December 2011...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Laurel's County Council member Mary Lehman and state Del. Barbara Frush are pushing for a law that would requirePrince George's Countyshoppers to pay a fee for disposable bags.
Both lawmakers, who are Democrats, say the bag fee is an environmental...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 7:10 PM
With the general election less than seven weeks away, candidates Zabrina Epps and David Murray are ramping up their efforts to claim the open District 1 seat on the Prince George's County Board of Education.
The seat is being left vacant by Rosalind...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Some gambling opponents are hoping to block a sixth casino from being built in Maryland by focusing their energy in one place: Prince George's County.
The county is a key battleground because of a provision in the new gambling law that says the state can...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:29 PM
County leaders from three of Maryland's largest jurisdictions stood side-by-side in Montgomery County urging voters to support gambling expansion.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker -- one of the staunchest supporters of gambling in the...
| Sep 21, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Thursday for the first time publicly endorsed the gambling expansion question that will appear on November's ballot in Maryland.
"It's about education; it's about jobs," Ulman said, speaking alongside Montgomery County...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 4:29 PM
As November gets closer, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III is increasing his efforts to drum up support for the gambling expansion question that will be on the ballot.
On Thursday, Baker organized a news conference, calling on fellow...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Last week, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman stood by two of his fellow county executives at a news conference in Silver Spring and endorsed the question on this fall's ballot that would expand gambling in Maryland.
We wish he hadn't.
Question 7 would...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Laurel's central location between four major jurisdictions makes it an ideal place for the state's first regional workforce center, where people can go to find job training, employment connections and host of other services.
"I'm very happy that they...