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Maryland lawmakers are considering a bill to require that speed cameras provide clear photographic evidence of infractions, after numerous occasions where camera systems have ticketed drivers who appeared in photos to be traveling within the speed limit.
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday underscored the need for new licensing requirements for handguns, while a leading Maryland lawmaker recommended the provision in a comprehensive gun-control measure be considered separately due to the potential for considerable opposition.
Crime is down across the board in Prince George’s County, officials announced with great fanfare Wednesday.
Table games and a sixth casino are coming to Maryland.
The Washington Redskins on Tuesday endorsed the ballot question on gambling expansion in Maryland, tossing the team's helmet into an already crowded ring surrounding the hot-button issue.
If you build it, jobs will come.
The fight to defeat this fall's referendum on table games and casino expansion could start in Prince George's County, where socially conservative groups and some lawmakers argue a county casino will hurt local residents and benefit only wealthy developers.
Maryland House lawmakers appear ready to make drastic changes to a gambling expansion bill that the Senate passed last week, but Democratic House leaders still don't know whether they will have enough votes.
Since funding a lavish half-million-dollar party to celebrate the election of Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III about 18 months ago, officials at the Bowie-based Path to Greatness have continued to raise thousands of dollars from donors while counting Mr. Baker's wife as a trustee, an arrangement that critics say opens up another avenue for special interests to curry favor with his administration.
Maryland legislators will be cutting their summer vacations short after Gov. Martin O'Malley announced a special session for Aug. 9 to address gambling questions left unanswered in the spring.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III hailed Christopher Lawson as an "incredible and experienced" leader last year when he named the Bowie businessman as a director helping to oversee the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).
Outages numbered in the hundreds of thousands for a second day, as officials warned residents across Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia that power might not be restored until late in the week, and crews worked in temperatures nearing triple digits to make repairs from a devastating storm that claimed more than a dozen lives.
Gov. Martin O'Malley blasted House leaders Thursday for balking at a proposal to expand gambling, as lawmakers said they will keep working toward a possible compromise and special session this summer.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III was decidedly cool about the prospect of gambling in Maryland back when he was a state delegate, but he warmed up to the idea in February as a county-commissioned study picked National Harbor as an ideal spot for a casino.
Supporters of a possible casino in Prince George's County are holding out hope to get the issue through the General Assembly and onto this November's ballot, but one county developer says he is unfairly being shut out of the process.
"The problem with what we have in Maryland right now is you don't really have to pay it," he said, referring to the fact that overdue fines don't increase, while the District fines speeders $92 and escalates the fee if it goes unpaid. "Go to D.C. and get a ticket and see how many times you speed."
“What happened this morning emphasizes how much more we need to do,” County Executive Rushern L. Baker III said at the press conference at police headquarters.