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  • Prince George's school board approves $1.6 billion budget

    The Prince George's County Board of Education last week approved a $1.687 billion budget for fiscal year 2014, up $23.3 million from last year. The budget is approximately $5.5 million below the original request put forth by the board earlier this year....
  • At Maxwell's last session, mutual admiration between superintendent and board

    At Maxwell's last session, mutual admiration between superintendent and board
    Before tackling agenda items during last week's meeting, members of the Anne Arundel Board of Education bid farewell to Superintendent Kevin Maxwell, who is leaving this month to become CEO of Prince George's County public schools. Within moments,...
  • Neuman picks new Arundel police chief

    Neuman picks new Arundel police chief
    Anne Arundel County's new police chief is pledging to restore order and pride to an agency that has been racked by scandal and leadership changes over the past two years. Kevin Davis, who takes over Monday as chief, brings with him 21 years of...
  • Fallen PG officer, Laurel resident 'made lasting impression'

    Fallen PG officer, Laurel resident 'made lasting impression'
    A sea of uniformed officers flooded Woodstream Church Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, to honor and mourn Laurel resident and fallen Prince George's County Police Officer 1st Class Adrian Morris. Morris, 23, was promoted posthumously to the rank of officer 1st...
  • Miller says state must act now to fund transportation

    Miller says state must act now to fund transportation
    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller testified Wednesday that Maryland's shortage of funds for transportation projects is a crisis that needs to be addressed now. Appearing before the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, Miller said his proposed...
  • O'Malley announces nearly $650M for county transportation improvements

    O'Malley announces nearly $650M for county transportation improvements
    Gov. Martin O'Malley this week announced nearly $650 million in transportation investments for Prince George's County that he said will create 4,000 jobs, reduce traffic congestion and improve pedestrian safety. The projects will be funded from the...
  • District 1 candidates prepare for Board of Education race

    District 1 candidates prepare for Board of Education race
    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...
  • Some gambling opponents focus fight on Prince George's

    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...
  • Three county executives urge support for gambling expansion

    Three county executives urge support for gambling expansion
    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...
  • Ulman lends his voice in support of gambling expansion

    Ulman lends his voice in support of gambling expansion
    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...
  • County Exec Baker drumming up support for Prince George's casino

    County Exec Baker drumming up support for Prince George's casino
    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...
  • Editorial: Ulman support for gambling expansion is unfortunate

    Editorial: Ulman support for gambling expansion is unfortunate
    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...