Required Reading: Should developer donation restrictions be lifted in Prince George’s?


College Park, Maryland

Required Reading is a simple, daily roundup of news coverage relevant to Prince George’s County and its Route 1 communities. In our Jan. 28, 2019 edition, Maryland Matters has the scoop on a controversial proposal to repeal a campaign finance law that restricts how developers can donate to County candidates, plus new recommendations for fire and EMS personnel responding to violent or armed situations, and a fatal crash shuts down Route 1 Saturday.

Bill would loosen restrictions on donations for Prince George’s candidates – Maryland Matters

“Davis said he sponsored the bill in part because the prohibition, which went into effect in 2012, is no longer necessary.”

MD department releases LODD shooting report –

“Fire and EMS units should not go out on welfare checks that involve weapons or violent acts unless accompanied by law enforcement, according to the report.”

Cheverly recycling center destroyed by raging Saturday fire – WJLA

“Firefighters were forced out at the cement roof caved in. Employees of the recycling center could only stand and watch as flames consumed the building.”

Route 1 reopens after fatal crash in College Park – WTOP

“Prince George’s County Police said the woman was driving southbound on Route 1 when she struck another car traveling in the same direction. She then crossed over the median into the northbound lane and struck a pickup truck.”

Charles County sheriff’s deputy found dead in car after apparent suicide in Prince George’sSouthern Maryland News

Officers responded to a 911 call for a single vehicle that had run off Route 210 and had come to rest in the 17000 block of Beech Lane in Accokeek.”

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