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By Steve King
Topic - Rushern L. Baker Iii
An effort is underway in Prince George's County to carve out an exemption to the much-ballyhooed "regional minimum wage" increase passed by lawmakers there, in Montgomery County and in Washington, D.C., last year.
Prince George’s County averted a crisis when it was announced Wednesday that water would not be shut off for as many as 200,000 residents, leaving businesses, restaurants and hotels scrambling to reopen after preparing for multiday closures.
Tens of thousands of Prince George's County residents were preparing Tuesday to spend the hottest week so far this year without running water, thanks to a failing underground pipeline that urgently needs to be replaced.
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.
Table games and a sixth casino are coming to Maryland.
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).
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.
Prince George's County officials are urging state lawmakers to act quickly in passing a bill that could pave the way for a $1 billion casino in the county, but some legislators have lingering doubts about the proposal.
Prince George's lawmakers testified Wednesday before a Senate committee on a bill to bring slots and table games to the county, including a proposal to put a $1 billion casino at National Harbor.
The Prince George's County Council on Tuesday confirmed a 27-year police veteran as the county police department's new chief.
Prince George's County officials have released a report suggesting several changes to help the county shake its longtime ethics woes.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III on Friday nominated the interim chiefs of the police and fire departments to lead the agencies on a permanent basis.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III signed an executive order Wednesday adding a $1 surcharge to regular taxi fares because of high fuel costs.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III will deliver a State of the Economy address Tuesday night to garner support for his plan to trim a $77 million budget shortfall and spend $50 million to entice businesses to move to the county.
The day after voters rejected the measure, he told The Washington Times, "I'm not happy with the outcome.
"He was more than a great leader and iconic personality in this county," said Mr. Baker, who tapped Mr. Curry to head his transition team when he took office in 2010. "He was a tremendously courageous and truly remarkable person who touched and changed so many lives."