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County execs Leggett and Baker push for gas tax

With the clock ticking for reaching a deal on transportation funding, lawmakers in Annapolis heard testimony Wednesday on Senate President Mike Miller's proposal to add a 3 percent sales tax on gas and to allow local counties to raise the gas tax to 5 percent.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 12:57pm EST

Tags: Ari Ashe, transportation, gas tax, Maryland, Senate President Mike Miller, Isiah "Ike" Leggett, Rushern Baker

Baker: 'We need to do more' about teen deaths

"Senseless" and "Outrageous" is how Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker describes recent violence sweeping across neighborhoods.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 02:05pm EST

Tags: Nick Iannelli, Rushern Baker

Prince George's Co. planning for $152M budget shortfall

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker said the county is expecting a $152.2 million shortfall as officials plan the fiscal 2014 budget.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 06:29am EST

Tags: Rushern Baker

2013: A critical year for the Purple Line

The Purple Line, a proposed light-rail line to connect New Carrollton and Bethesda in Maryland, has long been promoted as a way to ease congestion on the Capital Beltway and offer another commuting option between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 07:11am EST

Tags: Purple Line, Ari Ashe, Rushern Baker, Federal Transit Administration, Metro, Silver Line, AAA Mid-Atlantic, John B. Townsend, Martin O

Ulman sings, picks up trash after losing football bet

There was singing, laughter and a lot of burgundy and gold Wednesday as Howard County Executive Ken Ulman paid off a friendly wager.

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 09:41pm EST

Tags: Ken Ulman, Rushern Baker


Redskins vs. Ravens: Two local leaders, one wager (Video)

A wager between two local leaders is putting a different spin on the idiom "political football."

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 05:43am EST

Tags: wager, Ken Ulman, Rushern Baker

Rushern Baker opens up about wife's illness

There were signs that something was wrong long before the diagnosis was made. But Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and his family initially dealt with his wife Christa Beverly's illness on their own.

Thursday - 11/22/2012, 07:28am EST

Tags: Rushern Baker, Alzheimer, Thanksgiving, health

Baker to talk about walkable urban places

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker will be serving as a panelist for former Gov. Parris Glendenning's Conference on the Future of Walkable Urban Places.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 01:32am EDT

Tags: Rushern Baker, Walkable Urban Places

Pr. George's executive's wife has early-onset Alzheimer's

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker says his wife, Christa, is suffering from early- onset Alzheimer's disease.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 04:50pm EDT

Tags: Rushern Baker, CryptoLocker

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