Prince George's County


Rushern Baker Vetoes Prince George's Budget

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker vetoed Tuesday a measure passed by the county council that would raise property taxes by 1.5 percent to fund parks and recreation.

Girl Entrepreneurs Receive Life Lessons

Sixteen African-American girls in the Greater Washington Area have received a real boost in making their entrepreneurial ambitions come true thanks to an all-encompassing mentorship program called "Girlpreneur."

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Deerfield Run's Outstanding Teacher

Takisha Webb, a fourth-grade science teacher at Deerfield Run Elementary School in Laurel, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Christa McAuliffe Outstanding Teacher Award.

Prince George's County to Host Annual Housing Fair

The Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development will host the 2015 Housing Fair on Saturday at the Sports and Learning Complex in Landover.

Prince George's Council Adopts New Budget

Prince George's County residents won't have to suffer a major property tax hike and they will not have to dig too deep into their pockets for telephone usage.

Decision Day Nears for Prince George's Council on Baker Tax Proposal

Under water, overtaxed and overextended were just some of the adjectives used by residents who continue to voice concern over Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker's proposed 15 percent property tax increase.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Students Graduate from PGCC 'Middle College'

Prince George's Community College recently reached a major milestone, having announced its first-ever "Middle College" graduation involving the Academy of Health Sciences.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Education Funding Cut

Gov. Larry Hogan announced recently that he won't restore $68 million in education funds in accordance with his fiscal 2016 budget.

Obie Patterson: Rushern Baker's Tax Increase Slap in Face

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III's controversial measure that would undo a 30-plus-year freeze on property taxes has angered many, including some on the County Council.

Prince George's County Touts Retail Potential at Business Convention

A top official for the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) who led its business development team this week at an annual convention in Las Vegas said the team's main focus is attracting "quality retail businesses" to the county.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Tania Henry Named Scholar of the Week

Tania Henry, a senior at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, has been named the county's Scholar of the Week.

Community Celebrates Artistry of Rush Baker

Rush Baker, the son of Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III, took another step toward establishing himself as an American painter of high regard with a recent exhibition of his works in D.C.

Prince George's County Officials Push for $20M in School Funding

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and the county council are strongly urging Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for $20 million of state funding in support of county schools.

Dwan Jordon to Lead Collegiate Academy in D.C.

Officials at Friendship Public Charter School have appointed Dwan Jordon as principal of Friendship Collegiate Academy in Northeast.

Prince George's County Education Briefs: Academy Team Poised for Space Camp

The "Solar Phoenix" team from Prince George's County Public Schools' College Park Academy have been declared winners of the "Patriots Technology Training Center's Solar System Competition, Mission to Mars Countdown to Launch 2015."