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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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County Council considers ban on e-cigarettes

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countycouncilUPPER MARLBORO – Just as their counterparts in Montgomery County did earlier this year, the Prince George’s County Council is now considering legislation that would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in certain areas, as well as the sale of the product to minors.

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