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County council approves historic $4 billion budget

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UPPER MARLBORO – For the first time, the Prince George’s County Council passed a budget that surpasses $4 billion. The total approved budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 is $4.09 billion, an increase of $215 million, or 5.5 percent, more than the FY 2018 budget.

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Primary election coverage: District 8 candidates

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Elections VOTESEABROOK – As the June 26 primary inches closer, local candidates are gearing up for the election. Candidates Monique Anderson-Walker, Carlton Carter, Tony Knotts, Karen Porter and Markida Walker are running for the county council District 8 seat, which is being vacated by Obie Patterson. All of these candidates are running as Democrats. District 8 includes Camp Springs, Oxon Hill and Fort Washington.

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County Council unanimously votes against pay raise

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CountyCouncil2017UPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County Council unanimously voted on March 20 to accept all the Compensation Review Board’s recommendations except the suggested one-time pay increase for county council members of $10,000 per annum to offset the loss of their automobile allowance. The approved recommendations include offering slightly higher salaries for the chair and vice-chair of the county council and adjusting the county council and county executive salaries based on cost-of-living changes.  

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