Prince George's ethics bills to be discussed at Saturday public hearing
Several bills that attempt to clamp down on developer influence in Prince George's County politics will be aired at 10 a.m. Saturday at a hearing by the county's delegation to the Maryland House.
Among the measures are two proposals by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) to limit County Council members' ability to get developer contributions from slates, which has been viewed as a backdoor way to obtain donations otherwise banned by county law. Baker is also seeking to limit the council's ability to oversee details of proposed new developments.
Both proposals have generated substantial controversy, with a unanimous council saying it is particularly worried about the bill limiting oversight of new developments.
The bills are among nearly two dozen the delegation will review at the hearing, to be held at Prince George's Community College Rennie Forum in Largo.
Here is a complete list of legislation on Saturday's agenda.
Miranda S. Spivack
| February 11, 2011; 9:42 AM ET
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