Prince George's County


Purple Line Nears Crucial Junction

State and local leaders in Maryland are bracing for a springtime decision from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on the fate of the proposed $2.2 billion Purple Line.

P.G. County Exec Baker to Hold Budget Meeting

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III is prepping a rollout of his proposed fiscal 2015 budget during a public hearing Tuesday night in Upper Marlboro.

Hyattsville Development Pushes Forward

A development project that planners hope will revitalize the University Town Center in Hyattsville, Md., is moving forward with a grocery store and retail development.

P.G. County Eyes Diversity Initiative

Officials in Prince George's County government are hoping to diversify their ranks with the formation of a special task force aimed at outreach to immigrant communities.

P.G. County Delegate Does About-Face on Speed Cameras

Less than two weeks after withdrawing legislation that would have expanded the operating hours of speed cameras in Prince George's County, a state lawmaker is now pushing a bill that would prohibit use of the devices during holidays and summer ...

D.C. Region Readies for More Snow, Frigid Temperatures

Less than two weeks after a "polar vortex" blasted across the nation, the D.C. region steeled Tuesday for another cold front expected to deliver as much as 10 inches of snow.

P.G. County Warns Businesses of Fire-Inspection Scam

Prince George's County is warning business owners to look out for scammers offering to perform fire inspections at a discounted rate.

Push to Raise Minimum Wage Gains Momentum

A Maryland lawmaker is poised this week to introduce legislation that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016.

Legislation Scrapped for 24-Hour Speed Cameras in P.G. County

A Prince George's County lawmaker said he plans to scrap legislation that would have allowed nearly 100 speed cameras in the county to operate 24 hours a day.

Md. Leaders Call for Increased School Funding

The County Executives from Prince George's, Montgomery and Baltimore Counties stood together Tuesday in unity to announce that they will work together to develop legislation requesting additional funding for school modernization and construction.

P.G. County Lawmaker Proposes 24/7 Speed Cameras

Prince George's County residents could soon see 24-hour speed cameras under a proposal by one lawmaker in Annapolis.

P.G. County's Maxwell Named National Finalist for Top Superintendent

The CEO of Prince George's County Public Schools has been named a finalist for the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators.

P.G. County Crime Reaches Record Low

Officials in Prince George’s County are boasting that residents are safer now than they have been since 1986 after county crime stats for the past year showed a continued decline in violent crime rates.

P.G. County Sacks Use of Plastic Compost Bags

Prince George's County officials are urging residents to note a new law banning plastic compost bags that took effect Jan. 1.

Lower Tolls Mulled for Md.'s ICC Highway

Lawmakers in Maryland are hoping to form plans to seek a reduction in tolls for the ICC, an 18-mile highway that stretches from Gaithersburg in Montgomery County to Laurel in Prince George's County, according to reports.

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