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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Recent Prince George's County News (21 Feb 2012)

Gory Prince George's
Public Safety
Corruption, Scandals and Ethics Reform:
  • ben_giles Prince George's ethics board investigated one complaint in 2011, up from zero investigations in 2010. bit.ly/xIWfLr
2012 Elections
  • US House, District 4
    • Post: Payroll tax deal passes despite opposition from Maryland, Virginia lawmakers is.gd/e2Ng04 Cardin, Edwards, Milulski voted No.
  • US Senate
    • Post: Payroll tax deal passes despite opposition from Maryland, Virginia lawmakers is.gd/e2Ng04 Cardin, Edwards, Milulski voted No.
    • jfritze .@MuseforMaryland Tweets link to item that calls IMA endorsement of @SenatorCardin a "betrayal" of black community.
  • PG Board of Education
    • realpgcounty GUEST OP-ED From Rev Joseph Kitchen, Advancing marriage equality in Maryland will take lots of personal evolution wp.me/p1efJr-bj
PG Gambling
County Government and Politics
  • LaurelPatch It's looking to be a long day at the Prince George's County Council meeting. Check out what's on the agenda. ow.ly/9c34c
    • -PG-Politics Fwd: Councilwoman Lehman supporting censorship of her political opponents: ... From: Howard J. Fiske... yhoo.it/yxb7FJ
    • TomDernoga @pgpolitics Howard Fiske pimping for secret money to control elections and deprive us of democratic govt.
    • -PG-Politics Fwd: Councilwoman Lehman supporting censorship of her political oppon: Can someone tell me why ... yhoo.it/x7rP1a
  • realpgcounty Baker and team plan Economic Development Fund fourm wp.me/p1efJr-ba
  • ben_giles PG County Council were updated on the implementation of Exec. Baker's EDI fund this morning. Launch date sometime in March 2012.
    • ben_giles Event next Wednesday night will be an opportunity for businesses to learn more about the application process and costs.
    • ben_giles Also, I suspect Wednesday is when the official EDI fund launch date for March will be announced. .
State Government and Politics
  • Diamondback: DREAM Act will likely be put to vote is.gd/0ugyyF
  • Post (Editorial): Maryland makes a weak argument for offshore wind farms is.gd/N37CQm 
  • mdreporter Comptroller Franchot wants to save money by making unclaimed property records all digital. bit.ly/wJ2nm3  
  • mdreporter State Roundup: Same-sex marriage bill at Senate committee today; ministers endorse Cardin, Jacobs endorsed by Harris. bit.ly/ABjmCJ
  • Budget and Taxes:
Big Brother is watching us (and related oppression):
  • -PG-Politics Fwd: Online Petition Seeks To Lower Speed Camera Fines in DC: Peace & Blessings, The municipalities... yhoo.it/wqKLG0
  • CNSmd "A ban on the sale of bottled water on college campuses restricts freedom of choice." — Chris Hogan, @BottledWaterOrg cnsne.ws/AFa9Zi
  • gazette_net Prince George's schools are looking into alternative models of giving breakfast to students, to make time for... fb.me/1pGB9Ofht
  • OvettaWashPost Charter schools on the rise in Prince George's: washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
  • PGD9Politico Two thoughts about the PGCPS budget: (1) We need to know the details of line items named "Contractrual Expenses."
    • PGD9Politico Not that I'm questioning the need for contracted services, but we need to see how those millions are spent. 
    • PGD9Politico (2) School Based Budgeting a good idea, but let's add line items for needs that principals can't pay for. 
    • PGD9Politico For needs that schools can't pay for, the community and parents need to step in and meet those line item needs. More to come in my blog soon 
    • PGD9Politico Well that was an anti-climactic PGCPS public hearing...guess all our problems are solved for FY 2013. 
Business, Transportation and Development
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