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Latest County Council Items
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.
Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner has spent months getting in the habit of taking reusable bags on shopping trips, in preparation for the county's 5-cent tax on paper and plastic shopping bags that goes into effect Sunday.