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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Recent Prince George's County News (7 &8 Apr 2012)

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Public Safety (including public corruption)
  • DanieljGross Mother reflects on the day her 1-year-old son was shot in the face while in her arms: gazette.net/article/201204… .
  • PGPDNews #PGPD Update: 2 yr old struck and killed by vehicle identified as Ethan Tyson Guzman.
    • PGPDNews Chief Rice states child is a 2 yr old male.
    • PGPDNews #PGPD Collision Analysis Unit on scene of fatal 2 yr old pedestrian crash. ow.ly/i/yn0M
    • PGPDNews Chief Rice has just announced that child has died. Child is 2 yrs. old.
    • PGPDNews New Carrollton PD has handled initial investigation of child struck incident. NCPD Chief Rice is available for sound.
    • PGPDNews #PGPD PIO on scene of child struck by vehicle. Will have updates soon. ow.ly/i/ymRL
    • PGPDNews #PGPD on scene of a child struck by vehicle, 6400 blk 85th Ave in New Carrollton. PIO Cpl Copeland enroute.
  • ABC7News UPDATE: A police standoff in Langley Park has ended with no arrests, police say. wj.la/Hu6SNe
  • ben_giles Md. Senate approved another gambling, their 2nd attempt to get a referendum on a P.G. casino. bit.ly/IsFFXL
  • WPJohnWagner ICYMI: Rushern Baker makes his own case for a Prince George's casino wapo.st/I3hkth
  • aapyles Senate's alt gambling plan passes 37-9. Would allow a 6th license and table games to go to referendum. Other details worked out next year.
    • aapyles House would still need to approve. Original Senate legislation is stuck in Ways and Means. This is last-ditch shot
  • ben_giles Passage would send this 2nd gambling bill to House, where I'm told it still wouldn't have enough support to pass a floor vote...
  • ben_giles Md. Senate passed a new gambling bill — the last-ditch effort for a P.G. casino — on second reader. Coming back for final vote this PM.
  • DHillMaryland Senate debating alternate gambling bill, would set 2012 referendum on table games/PG casino but leave revenue distrib. to be decided next yr
  • aapyles Senate panel's alt. gambling expansion plan being debated on floor now. 1 amendment says Prince George's couldn't have casino til 7/2015
  • nbcwashington UPDATE: Md. Senate Committee Passes New Gambling Proposal, Would Allow 1,000 Slots at Proposed Pr. George's Casino: bit.ly/I342Ah
  • ben_giles Md. Senate considering a last-ditch effort to allow a Prince George's casino. bit.ly/Hvj3t8
  • AnnieLinskey B&T has passed a new gambling bill -- allows 1000 slots in PG and table games at all sites. Will House bite?
  • ben_giles Gambling issue and budget negotiations are now tangled together. Might have to solve slots before budget can move forward....
  • PGCountyScoop No-slots casino pitched to Pr. George’s washingtonpost.com/local/dc-polit…
Other Government and Politics
  • MarylandJuice BADASS: 3 Students Beat Grownups in Prince George's School Board Primaries  fb.me/1OsOKMxI6
  • PGCountyScoop Md. track subsidy passes House wapo.st/HiuJ0s
  • PGCountyScoop Md. poised to approve retroactive tax hike washingtonpost.com/local/md-polit…
  • ben_giles But negotiations stalled when the House balked at reducing exemptions for some Marylanders. bit.ly/HnCiSJ
  • ben_giles State lawmakers closed in on budget deal last night by agreeing to hike income taxes. bit.ly/IsFXhu (more)
  • marylandmoment Md. track subsidy passes House: The Maryland House of Delegates approved a bill Saturday night that would steer ... wapo.st/IeUN0n
  • WPJohnWagner Md. track subsidy passes House wapo.st/HiuJ0t
  • WPJohnWagner Maryland lawmakers poised to approve retroactive tax hike wapo.st/HJyrhA
  • DCExaminerLocal Maryland budget talks stall over income tax exemptions bit.ly/IiZCRD
  • AFPMD Senate adjourns until 10am Monday Budget still not passed. Monday is a big day for Maryland.
  • AFPMD Has the House cancelled 5pm Session? Senate convening? RT: @SenNancyJacobs No budget compromise by midday. Could we be here past Sine Die?
  • AFPMD The PG Casino provisions have been holding up the budget. We will see if they have found a way around this... fb.me/1j6LWzdLU
  • AnnieLinskey House passed amendment to HB947 says the $1.2 mil in public money that would go to Ocean Downs can't be used for campaign contributions.
  • ABC7News The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to doubling the state's "flush tax." wj.la/HyaKcs
  • ben_giles Gambling issue and budget negotiations are now tangled together. Might have to solve slots before budget can move forward...
  • AnnieLinskey Whoa! Political donations prohibition amend passes -- 65-59.
  • AnnieLinskey Really interesting House debate on bill that would give $1.2 million to Ocean Downs -- would prohibit $ to be used for political donations
  • AnnieLinskey Muse has a stack of amendments for departmental bills. (photo by @SenatorJennings) #trainwreck pic.twitter.com/Liu27gYe
  • ben_giles Spending Saturday in Annapolis as lawmakers race (some might say drag their feet) toward the finish. Another AM budget meeting was canceled.
  • AnnieLinskey Jennings just tried to repeal the "good and substantial reason" test that MD applies when evaluating whether to approve handgun permits.
  • AnnieLinskey Sen. Muse has held five of Gov. O'Malley's bills this morning.
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