Good or bad, Prince George’s may dodge HQ2 impacts

Crystal City’s selection as one of two new offices for Amazon’s much-ballyhooed HQ2 search has been made official. And while Prince George’s County was long-ago dismissed from consideration for the project, Crystal City’s selection will still have an impact on Prince George’s County, according to a paper released earlier this week.

Hyattsville Council balks at campaign finance exemptions

Exemptions to campaign finance reporting rules are on the chopping block in Hyattsville as several City Council members, notably Mayor Candace Hollingsworth and Ward 3 Councilor Carianna Suiter argued for the preservation of the existing reporting schedule. “I do feel like those are important tools for transparency for both the voter and the candidate,” said Suiter, the first to question the proposed reporting rule changes. Debate came during its Nov. 5, 2018, meeting, where Hyattsville City Council considered for a second time a suite of amendments to the city’s elections code. Most of the tweaks work around the edges of the code to clarify terms and vague language.

Progress Report – Election day is (nearly) upon us

Hello everyone! I’d like to thank you all for your continued support of Route 1 Reporter. I am resurrecting the weekly progress reports to give you all updates on the news that’s bubbling up in the week ahead, my coverage plans for the coming week, and a rundown of the stories from the previous week. It’s all to help you stay engaged with the important policy and development news that impacts Prince George’s County and its Route 1 communities. Last week’s top stories:
Last week might not have had a lot of council meetings going on, but there was still a lot of news to go around.