| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Proponents of expanded gambling have enlisted four leading political figures — including Gov. Martin O'Malley — to make television ads assuring voters that the additional tax revenue expected to flow into state coffers will go to education....
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Armed with a $500,000 war chest donated by the developer of National Harbor, former Prince George's County Executive Wayne K. Curry plans to conduct a grassroots campaign on behalf of the gambling expansion question on the Nov. 6 ballot.
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake brings on the muscle in a just-released ad warning voters that casino owners in West Virginia are behind the opposition to the proposed gambling expansion plan on the Nov. 6 ballot.
In the ad, the former Ravens star...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Supporters of Maryland's Dream Act, a measure passed by the General Assembly last year extending in-state college tuition to the children of some illegal immigrants, are staging a series of events this week to build momentum in their effort to uphold it ...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:31 AM
In the midst of a system takeover by Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III, the school system's interim superintendent, Alvin Crawley, has resigned.
Crawley notified the Board of Education of his intent to resign on Thursday, April 25,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:34 PM
With a productive General Assembly session behind him, Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday that he will use the second half of the year to consider whether to run for the White House.
"I need to be spending a lot more energy and time giving serious...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:02 PM
One of the finalists in the running to be the next superintendent of Prince George's County Public Schools has taken himself out of consideration, the school system announced Tuesday, April 2.
Eric Becoats, currently superintendent of Durham Public...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:43 PM
The state Senate approved a bill Thursday night authorizing a partial takeover of the Prince George's County school system by the county executive.
The legislation, approved 39 to 7, goes now to the House of Delegates. The General Assembly session...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:21 PM
The House of Delegates passed a bill Saturday that would give the Prince George's County executive an unprecedented responsibility for the county's troubled school system. The legislation, approved after the House agreed to the Senate's rewrite of the...
| 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 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 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...