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Shop Maryland Tax Free Week, Aug. 13 – 19 (VIDEO)

Have you done your back to school shopping? Shop Maryland tax free week from Aug. 13 – 19 in Maryland. Find out more in this video, below: What’s better than a shopping spree? A shopping spree without paying sales...

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Pinstripes Opens at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda

There is a new place to bowl, play bocce and dine in Montgomery County. Pinstripes is now open at the Pike & Rose development at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. The two-story,...

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Montgomery Loses Court Challenge of Pesticide Ban (VIDEO)

A judge ruled Thursday the county could not regulate residents’ ability to use pesticides on their lawns, issuing a summary judgment in favor of lawn care companies and others who opposed the 2015 measure. Montgomery County...

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Crews Remove Dozens of Trees Outside Public Safety Headquarters Building for New Microgrid Project (VIDEO)

If you have visited the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters building in Gaithersburg this week, you may have seen tree removal crews at work in the parking lot. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that dozens of trees...

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UPDATE: Minimum Wage Report Would Mean 45,000 Jobs Lost by 2022 (VIDEO)

A report prepared for Montgomery County government said an increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour would mean that by 2022, more than 45,000 jobs would be lost, more than $396.5 million in income would be lost and nearly $41...

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August 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Signs Executive Order to Create New State Development Plan

Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order which directs state officials to create a new State Development Plan (SDP) that promotes growth initiatives while being more responsive to the needs of local jurisdictions. The governor announced the signing of the order during the annual Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference in Ocean City, according […]

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August 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Tax Free Week in Maryland Begins: Here’s What Qualifies

Sunday kicked off Maryland’s Tax Free Week and certain items are exempt from the state sales tax. Apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are not subject to Maryland’s six-percent sales tax, according to a news release. For the first time this year, the first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also […]

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Shop Maryland Tax Free Week, Aug. 13 – 19 (VIDEO)

Have you done your back to school shopping? Shop Maryland tax free week from Aug. 13 – 19 in Maryland. Find out more in this video, below: What’s better than a shopping spree? A shopping spree without paying sales tax! đź›’#ShopMDTaxFree Aug 13-19! https://t.co/xR4i13K8G1 pic.twitter.com/wvBcLYB7uY — Peter Franchot (@peterfranchot) July 31, 2017

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August 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Progressive Maryland Faults Leggett’s Minimum Wage Study

The minimum wage study released Tuesday evening drew criticism Thursday morning from Progressive Maryland, calling on the Montgomery County Council to disregard the study. “Instead of engaging economists or policy experts, County Executive [Ike] Leggett hired a consulting firm that helps public employers cut costs to tell us all that the sky will fall if […]

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July 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Round Two: Council to Reconsider Increasing Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Increasing the minimum wage is back on the table for the Montgomery County Council to consider. In January, the council voted 5-4 to increase the minimum wage increase to $15 an hour by 2020. County Executive Ike Leggett vetoed the measure. In a memorandum addressed to the council about his decision, Leggett stated that the […]

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Second Crossing’ Diverts Attention from ‘Real Solutions,’ Berliner Says

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner restated his opposition to the so-called second crossing over the Potomac at his Monday meeting with local reporters. Saying that the project will never happen, Berliner said the project distracts attention away from real solutions to traffic problems, such as expanding capacity on Interstate 270 or the American Legion […]

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Taking Up Minimum Wage Again (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council will take up legislation Tuesday designed to increase the county’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The council had passed legislation in January phasing in increases but County Executive Ike Leggett vetoed the legislation. Here, Council President Roger Berliner discusses the legislation at his Monday meeting with local reporters: Follow this […]

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July 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Comment on Viva White Oak Plans (VIDEO)

We’re ready. That’s the message from some residents in the White Oak community who are anticipating a redevelopment plan aimed to stimulate economic growth and a thriving community. Dozens of residents gathered at the White Oak Community Recreation Center Tuesday evening to get a first look at the preliminary sketch plan for the Viva White […]

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July 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Get Real Health Opens New Offices in Rockville (PHOTOS)

Get Real Health, an award-winning, healthcare technology company, has expanded its corporate offices at 51 Monroe Street in the city of Rockville. Local leaders, including Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton and County Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Nancy Floreen and Sidney Katz attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new offices Tuesday. Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce CEO Gigi […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Coming in 2019 to Kentlands Market Square: Cinépolis USA

Movie buffs are getting a new theatre at Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg. Kimco Realty officials announced today that it has signed a lease with CinĂ©polis USA, a leading world-class cinema exhibitor. The 34,000 square foot movie theatre is scheduled to open in 2019, and will include 540 fully reclining leather seats, an upscale lounge-style […]

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