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Topic - County Council
A county council is the elected administrative body governing an area known as a county. This term has slightly different meanings in different countries. - Source: Wikipedia
In these tough economic times, not many people stop to worry about the plight of the underprivileged members of the Montgomery County Council in the Maryland suburbs of the nation's capital. Fortunately, the members, the equivalent of aldermen in many cities, might get little respect from their constituents, but they do have the authority to look after themselves. This is a responsibility they take very, very seriously. They're giving themselves a 17.5 percent raise.
A Muslim group's effort to move its campus from College Park to Maryland's rural Howard County is being met with opposition from local residents, who say dense construction plans for the site would spoil the quiet character of the area.
One parcel of a massive mixed-used development project in central Prince George's County, which was left in a lurch after its developer was embroiled in an extortion scheme that involved a former county executive, could make headway Monday when county officials are set to reconsider plans for the land.
Montgomery County officials have revived the county's only law ever to be rejected by referendum, and opponents are contemplating another challenge.
A registry of gun offenders that Prince George's County police are scheduled to implement next month must be made available to the public, the Maryland attorney general's office says.
A developer who pleaded guilty to bribing former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson before cooperating with authorities was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday.
Voters have the chance to oust one-third of the D.C. Council in primary elections Tuesday, but that doesn't mean it will happen.
A bill to implement a 5-cent bag tax in Prince George's County is alive and moving, after languishing for nearly a month in a General Assembly committee.
While New Hampshire rejected the notion of D.C. statehood, despite the personal pleas of council members and the mayor, a jurisdiction closer to home is supporting the District's statehood bid.
Federal prosecutors are seeking full payment of a court-imposed fine from former Prince George's County lawmaker Leslie Johnson before she begins her prison term, just as they did in husband Jack Johnson's related case.
A group of Prince George's County lawmakers chose Wednesday to delay their vote on a proposed 5-cent bag tax in the county.
Lobbyists represent all kinds of clients in the Maryland state capital — even plastic grocery bags.
A proposed 5-cent bag tax in Prince George's County stalled Wednesday in the county's General Assembly delegation, but lawmakers say the bill will get another shot at approval this year.
Prince George's prosecutors say violations of the county's dance-hall law remain prevalent, despite a crackdown that resulted in guilty pleas Wednesday from the first club operators charged under the new statute.
Two operators of a Capitol Heights-area nightclub that was the site of a deadly drive-by shooting are expected to plead guilty Wednesday to violating Prince George's County's newly enacted law governing dance halls, prosecutors said.