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  • House asks tough questions during gambling hearing

    House lawmakers this morning had the first crack at asking questions about a new Senate-passed bill to expand gambling. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller's chief of staff Vicki Gruber explained the bill to delegates, saying there is "no doubt"...
  • Few local bills pass in 2012 General Assembly

    Few local bills pass in 2012 General Assembly
    Laurel's state lawmakers saw the 2012 General Assembly session come to a close with most of their initiatives having fallen short of passage. While Laurel's delegates and senators saw the majority of their local bills — including a casino bill, a...
  • House Ways and Means passes a gambling bill

    The House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill that would allow gambling in Prince George's County and table games at all Maryland casinos on a 14 to 4 vote. Four members abstained. Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker said that he likes the...
  • Public hearing on Prince George's County's preliminary redistricting plan

    Residents of Prince George's County can find out about the county's preliminary redistricting plan at a public hearing in Upper Marlboro this weekend. The Prince George's County Redistricting Commission will unveil the county's preliminary plan on...
  • County leaders ask for gas tax

    County leaders ask for gas tax
    Leaders from Maryland's two largest counties and Baltimore asked lawmakers Tuesday to raise the state's gas tax as a way to fund road projects and create jobs, making their case for an increase as tea party activists rallied against the idea in a plaza...
  • Redistricting moves Laurel to new congressional district

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's congressional redistricting plan sailed through the House of Delegates Wednesday on a 91 to 46 vote, with only five Democrats voting against the governor. The measure requires another vote in the Senate because of technical changes...
  • Take advantage of community meeting with Rushern Baker

    Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III will be center stage at the West Laurel Civic Association meeting tonight, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., at the West Laurel Community Building. Our civic association has worked tirelessly to direct the...
  • County exec Baker addresses proposed fire commission changes, county's image at West Laurel Civic Association meeting

    County exec Baker addresses proposed fire commission changes, county's image at West Laurel Civic Association meeting
    Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III attended West Laurel Civic Association's fall meeting Oct. 27, the first time a county executive has visited a WLCA meeting. Baker's appearance was "a historical event for us. We have never had a...
  • Patuxent Greens resident Samuel Epps named to county library board

    Patuxent Greens resident Samuel Epps named to county library board
    Laurel resident Samuel Epps IV, a political organizer for a health care workers' union, has been appointed to the seven-member board of trustees for the Prince George's County Memorial Library System. Epps was nominated for a vacant board seat by...
  • Woman's Club of Laurel starts off fall season of yard sales

    The GFWC Woman's Club of Laurel Inc. will hold its annual yard sale this Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon, at 16201 Bond Mill Road, between Brooklyn Bridge Road and Orem Drive. The Woman's Club is a nonprofit organization that raises money and...
  • Dispute continues between Prince George's County Council and Reaching Hearts

    Dispute continues between Prince George's County Council and Reaching Hearts
    Members of Reaching Hearts International Church called action taken by the Prince George's County Council last week inadequate and detrimental to their plans to build a 750-seat church on Brooklyn Bridge Road in West Laurel. On Sept. 13, council...
  • Prince George's Council votes to table slots bill

    Three years after voters statewide approved a referendum allowing slot machines at limited sites in Maryland, the Prince George's County Council voted 5-4 on Nov. 15 to table a bill that would prohibit slots in the county. In the final legislative...