| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:52 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 10:03 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The Prince George's County Board of Education last week approved a nearly $1.7 billion operating budget request for fiscal 2014 — up 1.7 percent and $28.9 million from last year's approved budget.
"This year we continue to focus on budget...
| Feb 21, 2013
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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Local governments and police on Wednesday attacked a sweeping proposal to change Maryland's speed camera law.
During the first hearing on whether to revamp a law that has been lucrative for local governments but also has sparked concerns about fairness,...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 5:14 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:40 AM
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'...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III wasted no time in telling attendees of his third and final fiscal year 2014 budget hearing that it will be a "very difficult budget year across the county."
With a $152.2 million deficit projected for...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Mr. President, Madam Comptroller, Senators and Delegates, members of the City Council, clergy, colleagues in public service, committed people of Baltimore—thank you for the opportunity to report on the progress of our city and to renew our...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 2:44 PM
A bill introduced by a staunch backer of last year's casino expansion would strip signficant tax- collection and regulatory duties from the state's elected comptroller and shift them to a cabinet secretary appointed by the governor -- a move interpreted...