Thursday, January 31, 2013
Two people testified at the Prince George's County Executive's first 2014 budget hearing.
Two people testified Tuesday at the first of three 2014 budget hearings hosted by Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, III, according to Baker. "Only two testimonies tonight," Baker shared in a tweet Tuesday. "Next one is next Wed at Friendly HS at 7pm Hope more folks show up next week. Spread the word." Baker also tweeted Tuesday that the county is projecting a $152.2 million deficit. The county executive's office did not respond to an inquiry on the first budget hearing by publication time. Baker's 2014 budget hearings will give residents opportunity to provide input and share their opinions on the budget, according to a news release from Baker's office. Speakers will be under a three-minute time limit, and organizations can…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The baskets were distributed Tuesday to senior citizens in need in Bladensburg.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday morning did not find Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker in a meeting or being briefed by his staff. Instead, Baker joined public safety officials in filling holiday food baskets for those in need this holiday season. Coordinated by the Public Safety Assistance Program (PSAP), the baskets filled by Baker and others were among those delivered to senior citizens in Bladensburg this morning, according to a press release. Public safety personnel also visited with students at Riverdale Elementary this morning. Around 3,000 holiday food baskets will be distributed in Prince George’s County by the PSAP this year to support families who are unable to afford a holiday meal, according to the press release. PSAP is reliant on …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Seven Maryland county executives, responding to pressure from residents, wrote a letter to the Public Service Commission about the performance of the state's power companies.
The county executives of Maryland’s seven largest counties, including Montgomery and Prince George's, issued a letter to demand changes from the area’s power companies after the June 29 storm that left some 443,000 residents without electricity in record heat. In a letter to Douglas Nazarian, chairman of Maryland’s Public Service Commission, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, as well as four other county executives and the mayor of Baltimore City, told the PSC that it is time for power companies to evaluate changes. “As elected leaders of Maryland’s largest jurisdictions, we stand ready to work together to make sure major metropolitan areas are not disabled by a single weather …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Both are scheduled to be sentenced next month.
It's been one year since federal officials arrested former County Executive Jack B. Johnson and his wife, Leslie, on federal charges stemming from a supposed pay-to-play scheme in Prince George's County. Both have pleaded guilty in federal court, and both are due to be sentenced next month. Leslie E. Johnson, the District 6 County Councilwoman at the time, has since resigned the seat. Derrick L. Davis won a special election this fall and now holds the position. On Monday, federal officials released the phone call between the Johnsons, in which Jack suggested Leslie flush a $100,000 check from a developer and stuff $79,600 in her bra. On the call, you can hear the FBI banging on the Johnsons' front door, as they determine what to do with …