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Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards to Host Prince George’s County District Office Open House Today

This story comes to us from Dan Weber:

Tonight, Tuesday, February 22, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) will host an open house at her Prince George’s County District Office, located at 5001 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland.

 

Bridging the Generation Gap in Egypt and the American Workplace

The historical transfer of power in Egypt has seen the departure of an entrenched 82-year-old dictator and a movement toward a democratically elected government where young Egyptians will have a major voice in politics and policies of the future.  A major key to a successful transition that will allow Egypt to move forward as a stable, innovative nation lies in respect and understanding between generations.

The same is true with American businesses.

Innovation is the intersection of the past and present that leads to the future.  That’s why it is so important that business leaders publicly acknowledge the contribution of each generation, applaud the unique strengths brought to the table by workers of different ages, and encourage everyone to share their viewpoints as a way to make a strong team even stronger. 

Bowie 22nd Annual State of the City Address

Bowie 22nd Annual State of the City Address

Today, Mayor G. Frederick Robinson presented the annual State of the City Report to the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce.  The event took place as a networking power breakfast with Mayor Robinson giving his speech at the conclusion. The report included a snapshot of what Bowie looks like in 2011 and an update on the financial situation of the City.

“We are doing relatively well. We are the strongest, most diverse, most family-friendly community in the region. We are not immune to national and state economic woes, but we have been able to deal with most of the challenges associated with the current economic climate but, like you and your businesses, we are vigilant and keeping a very close eye on our bottomline,” said Mayor Robinson.

Governor Martin O'Malley Convenes Forum on Skills and Education

Governor Martin O'Malley Convenes Forum on Skills and Education

Second of five “Maryland Forward” forums designed to shape O’Malley-Brown second term, transition Maryland into new economy

Prince Georges County Announces External Audit of County's Housing

This story comes to us from Scott L. Peterson from the Office of the Prince George's County Executive:

This past Monday, December 27, Prince George’s County Executive, Rushern L. Baker, III announced that Prince George’s County has signed a contract with Virginia Tech University to conduct an independent audit of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

Maryland Considering Cuts to Education Funding

Maryland Considering Cuts to Education Funding

Prince George's County (AP)- Gov. Martin O'Malley is considering a 5 percent across-the-board cut in state aid for public education.

State Budget Secretary T. Eloise Foster has proposed the cut, which the governor's office says would save more than $200 million. Maryland is facing a $1.3 billion budget shortfall in the upcoming fiscal year.

The possible 5 percent cut was revealed in a letter from Foster to Prince George's County Schools Superintendent William Hite, who has asked the state for an additional $139 million in funding. Foster notes that Prince George's receives more education funding than any other jurisdiction in Maryland.

O'Malley's spokesman says the possible cut is merely "an option presented to the governor" but that it speaks to the severity of the state's fiscal situation.

Former Baltimore Mayor and retired Prince George’s County Judge to lead County Task Force

This story comes to us from Scott L. Peterson from the Office of the Prince George's County Executive:

 

Yesterday, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III announced former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and retired Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge William D. Missouri as co-chairs of the Prince George’s County Government Accountability, Compliance, and Integrity (ACI) Task Force.  The ACI Task Force is charged with reviewing current county oversight, researching best practices, and providing specific recommendations to County Executive Baker and the County Council.