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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Recent Prince George's County News (22 Mar 2012)

Gory Prince George's This year: (one every hours); this time last year: (one every hours).
Public Safety
Corruption, Scandals and Ethics Reform:
2012 Elections
  • US Senate
    • mce_watch Cardin more concerned with Russia than with Prince George's? Spons. bill re Russia, but only publicity stunts in PG yhoo.it/GKImXW
  • PG Board of Education
    • School Board Candidates is.gd/mYSO3V. Discontinuing coverage of school board candidates because of poor response to requests for events or schedules
PG Gambling
  • dcrussell Build casino at Rosecroft: IF AND ONLY IF developer funds ALL costs, including roads and transit is.gd/hjAqaM
    County Government and Politics
    • -PG-Politics Fwd: Prince George?s council details news plans for conducting business: gazette.net/art... yhoo.it/GLY9Hi 
    • fischer_biz Dimensions Healthcare names Neil Moore permanent CEO; he was tapped as acting while board investigated Ken Glover.
    State Government and Politics
    • mce_watch Mikulski honored as longest-serving woman in Congress: BUT backbencher, never a committee chair or leadership position yhoo.it/GKImXS
    • mdreporter The House passed a bill to suspend inmates' child support payments in prison. bit.ly/GLhOG1 #mdpolitics
    • mdreporter Senators consider a constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges to 72. bit.ly/GGGw63 #mdpolitics
    • mdreporter State Roundup: Less penalties for pot possession considered; bill mandating abortion data collection seen as unhelpful. bit.ly/GLwF4d
    • ben_giles Bill would require state to collect demographic data on abortion patients in Maryland. bit.ly/GIucGG #mdpolitics
    • AnnieLinskey Evidently "nothing burger" is a new term being used in the MD General Assembly to refer to bills that don't really do anything
    • AnnieLinskey Senate gives initial nod to bill allowing corkage at MD restaurants ... would allow you to bring your direct shipped wine to corner bistro
    • MDPolicy MD Senator withdraws support for #horseracing industry subsidies -- over conflict of interest. ow.ly/9OJTk
    • WPJohnWagner Maryland to consider shifting ownership of slot machines wapo.st/GP17Gv
    • WPJohnWagner Maryland Senate to consider procedural change in purchase of slot machines wapo.st/GNFJHh
    • ben_giles  Cordish Cos. wins big with tweaked slots bill for PG, Md. Senate president says. bit.ly/GMW2PK
    • Budget and Taxes:
      • MattBushMD Maryland Considering Gas Tax Alternatives bit.ly/GFeT3A
      • mdreporter Proposed hike of film tax credit to $22.5M would increase jobs and economic activity, supporters say. bit.ly/GGHyit
      • dcrussell Post: Sen. Paul Pinsky (D-22) says limiting septic systems will "keep down taxes." is.gd/L0fmy1
      • dcrussell Post: Del. Melony Griffith (D-25) quoted in support of income tax increase is.gd/ysXYIQ
      • AnnieLinskey Senate voting on amendment that would require county/city officials to put ethics disclosure forms online.
      • AnnieLinskey Zirkin amendment passes 32-13
      • WPJohnWagner Md. Senate votes 32-13 to require county officials, too, to post financial disclosure statements online 
      • MDPolicy #Walters: How long will we continue trying to solve our problems the same ineffective ways? ow.ly/9Oprw
      • ben_giles In protest of tax hikes, cars circling the Statehouse honking horns. Yes, they can be heard inside. #mdpolitics pic.twitter.com/UTvVuVhX
      • MDPolicy MD considering raising and extending the #film tax credit to hopefully lure more jobs here. ow.ly/9OqEb
      • ben_giles One budget bill wrapped up in the House (SB150). A last minute "levelheaded" budget amendment from Del. O'Donnell failed. 
      • DHillMaryland House is halfway home on four-bill budget package: gave prelim. OK to budget bill & BRFA, now onto maintenance of effort & income-tax hike.
      • Think2xB4USlice Testimonies from APAH and Alliance for Housing Solutions in favor of tax rate increase.
      • DHillMaryland Anti-tax protesters circling State House and honking horns (loudly!) as Md. House debates budget. pic.twitter.com/pn4ai3ZJ
    Business, Transportation and Development
    Local (Municipalities)
    Other (including news about news)

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