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Friday, December 16, 2011

Recent Prince George's County News (15 & 16 Dec 2011)

Note: Most recent items first within each category.

Gory Prince George's
Public Safety
Corruption, Scandals and Ethics Reform:
    2012 Elections
    • mdreporter: There were competing fundraisers for three statewide candidates Wednesday night.  bit.ly/sCJnvd
    • US House, District 4
      • Re: Ivey for Congress. Tried to email question to contact address listed on campaign website; it was rejected. Anyone have good email addr?
    County Government and Politics
    • realpgcounty: Do you have Big Hopes for Prince George's in 2012? @PGCSIF wants to hear them. Read more is.gd/y0TheT
    • PGCBlogging: @melcouncil9 The rest of the County Council needs to get on Twitter and Facebook. Outreach and accountability.
    • PGCBlogging: Looking for more PGCo Council people to be connected to constituents via social networking @CouncilmanDLD
    • Gazette: Councilman [Franklin] earns early endorsement for community efforts (Letter from Marguerite Watson] is.gd/lvRgjk
    State Government and Politics
    • MDPolicy: #Transparency committee making strides towards making Gen. Assembly more accessible. su.pr/2MMZqu
    • mdreporter The General Assembly's new transparency committee is looking for suggestions to improve information accessibility. bit.ly/tiXHNt
    • Gazette: Lawmakers’ ethics disclosures expected to be moved online; Transparency, campaign finance will take more time is.gd/eEQ9HE
    • Redistricting:
      • marylandmoment Redrawn district maps could put more minorities in Maryland legislature: Minorities would become majority in fou... wapo.st/uIuPUR
      • Redistricting in PG: Dist 24 remains many miles long, 1 - 2 precincts wide, all but impossible 2 drive from end to end without leaving dist
        •  Redistricting in PG: Some districts have 1, some have 2, some have 3 delegates, seems arbitrary, capricious & unfair to both leg. & voters
        •  Redistricting in PG: "Camp Springs is united into District 26" but nearby Suitland, Hillcrest Heights each divided among multiple districts
      • mce_watch Justifications for PG changes seem to be based primarily on judging voters by skin color, repudiation of M.L.King's dream
      • PKBNews Looking at the recommended legislative districts from the Gov. redistricting committee...I can see some people being upset...
      • AnnieLinskey Fun fact about MD redistricting: First single member Hispanic district drawn in PG, with option for a second one in Montgomery. Hola!
        • AnnieLinskey Fun fact about MD redistricting: New map gives Busch slightly easier two-member district, loses some GOP votes
        • AnnieLinskey Fun fact about MD redistricting: New map has 13 line crossings, including two in Miller's district
        • AnnieLinskey Fun fact about MD redistricting: Miller gets himself into a third county, will have PG, Calvert and Charles
        • AnnieLinskey Interesting facts from state redistricting: House Judish Chair Joe Vallario is moved out of his seat ...
      • MDPolicy: The battle over #redistricting continues as legislators seek to keep #Baltimore's influence. su.pr/18xfMU
      • AnnieLinskey: OM to release legislative map tonigh; will be at a hearing on the new map set for Dec 22 in Annapolis.
      • realpgcounty BREAKING NEWS: Governor's Redistricting Committee Releases Legistive Redistricting Maps w/ More Majoriy Black Distri… wp.me/p1efJr-9d
      • realpgcounty MDRedistricting releases new #Legislative #Redistricting #maps planning.maryland.gov/redistricting/… w/ potential 4 two new majority blk districts
      • Annapolis Capital: Another redistricting fight? O'Malley 2 unveil state leg. dist; civil rights group preps 4 challenge is.gd/DwJSbQ
    • Budget and Taxes:
    Big Brother Is Watching Us: and related oppression
    Education
    • pgcpsparents Silence on this issue of possible pay for play does not mean you are not guility, it means you have more a responsibility to come clean?
      • pgcpsparents If you have been accused of pay for play with government money and you did not do it, woulud you speak out to clear your name..BOE Jacobs?
    • postlocal: Prince George's school bus driver allegedly uses school bus as weapon wapo.st/tfxq86
    • PGCBlogging Upr Marlboro res sues for discrimination. Alleges boss hung lynched monkey in office & other harassment:is.gd/Lr8rC2
    • moses100000 Dr. William Hites failure to protect workers is causing problems. School Bus Driver Dispute Fuels Crash msnbc.msn.com/id/45677379/ns… via @todayshow
    • moses100000 Harrassment drives a school Bus Driver to Purposely Crash a Bus into Building: bit.ly/tP7RhL
    Business, Transportation and Development
    • PGCBlogging Prince George's called a bedroom community: wake up! bit.ly/sTu9jM
    • mdreporter While Maryland is the 5th best state for accountability of job growth subsidies, it still got a C+. bit.ly/uBiANU
    • bbjonline: Maryland may consider a law to ban some hospitals from performing cardiac stent procedures: bizj.us/b4mbd
    • nsmcgill: ALDI opens its doors in #Cheverly to fanfare; Store replaces Giant Food which closed in February: is.gd/rf6jD0
    • PGCBlogging: GSA offers PGCo an appeasement deal with "new" lease of Pennsy Drive facility: pgcblog.com/?p=2192
    • ben_giles MD slows Chesapeake Bay cleanup plans, PG and other counties sigh in relief. bit.ly/tjhZIN
    • mdreporter State Roundup: Exelon will help low-income consumers to smooth merger; more online disclosures expected in legislature. bit.ly/rShvL2
    • Gazette: National Harbor plans major office building; Peterson Cos. moving forward with development plans is.gd/zCBmcl
    • Gazette: Developers could pay fee to fix ‘grey area’ of county road upgrades; Some residents, officials nervous ... is.gd/5cBPzy
    • Gazette: Plan for hotel at outlets [across from National Harbor] could burden Oxon Hill Road, residents say is.gd/fvLS7l
    • Gazette: Prince George’s developers lose protest of HHS lease; 3,000 federal workers to stay in Rockville is.gd/YAVkX9
    • Gazette: Business incubator in Bowie ready to hatch new companies; Site at university plans to take applications ... is.gd/sRlw9v
    • postlocal The effort to bring the first Whole Foods to Prince George's County has stalled wapo.st/ugLQWa
    Local (Municipalities)
    • College Park:
      • CollegePrkPatch
      • kytja WMATA cops working to reduce crime at stops with PG offls & w/ WMATA board mbr who said her fam felt unsafe using station there
        • kytja College Park had most crimes in WMATA system, 3rd Q, (26 serious cases) but chief says 96% were property, only 1 case vs. person
    • Greenbelt:
    • Mount Rainier:
    Other (including news about news)
    • realpgcounty: Follow The Real Prince George’s on Facebook & Twitter. Also get the latest in your inbox by sub… wp.me/s1efJr-566
    • jfritze: We're relaunching our politics blog at a new home on The Sun's website. Point your browsers here: is.gd/hieZvv
    • dcrussell @TweetDeck New, reduced feature TweetDeck for the PC really sucks. Twitter must hate established TweetDeck users.
    • radleybalko What activist groups get the most money from the top 1 % of the top 1 % ? You might be surprised. is.gd/AIVqii

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