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December 10, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Delegate Will Smith to Fill Vacant Senate Seat, Succeeds Jamie Raskin (VIDEO)

Silver Spring native Will Smith was elected to fill the vacant senate seat in District 20, making him the first African American to represent the district. In this video extra, Smith talks about his 2017 priorities: Smith who currently serves as a state delegate, was elected during a special election hosted by the Maryland County […]

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Find out what happened in Montgomery County this week by watching the latest episode of County Report This Week.  This week’s show, video below, includes reports on the Council’s new officers, a rally to increase the minimum wage to $15, a dementia friendly initiative, an innovative new condominium building in Silver Spring, the swearing in of […]

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December 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Council President Roger Berliner on Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is considering a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by July 1, 2020. Councilmember Marc Elrich is the lead sponsor of the bill and Councilmembers George Leventhal, Tom Hucker, Nancy Navarro and Hans Riemer are co-sponsors. Earlier in the week, County Councilmember Nancy Floreen asked the Office of […]

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December 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Council VP Hans Riemer is Excited About the Election of 2018 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council Vice President Hans Riemer said he is looking forward to the election of 2018. That’s when at least four new Montgomery County Councilmembers, and a new County Executive will be elected and speculation about who might run in those races has already begun. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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December 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Berliner Elected as New County Council President, Riemer is VP (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Council members unanimously elected Roger Berliner as president of the Council on Tuesday morning. Council member Hans Riemer was elected as vice-president of the Council. Berliner succeeds Nancy Floreen as Council president. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports: During his remarks at the dais, Berliner thanked his colleagues for their support and said he […]

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December 7, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Council Committee Debates $15 Minimum Wage for Hours, Questions Remain

Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour is a conversation happening across the country even here in Montgomery County where the current minimum wage is $10.75. On Dec. 7, The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee held a third worksession on Bill 12-16 that would gradually increase the County’s minimum wage […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Senator Mikulski’s “Summing Up Speech” (VIDEO)

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congressional history, delivered her “summing up speech” today. It was a trip down memory lane for Mikulski, who recalled her roots in Baltimore and the neighborhood cause that changed the direction of her life. “I have served in elected public office for 45 years; more than half […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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CAO Firestine Sends Memo to County Directors About Budget Reductions

In a memo sent out this week, Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine informed Montgomery County directors that fiscal year (FY) 2018 “operating budget reductions will be necessary to produce a balanced budget next year.” According to the memo, the December Fiscal Plan update projects a gap of $130 million compared to the current approved budget. […]

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December 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

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MCDCC to Hold Special Meeting to Fill District 20 Senate Seat Tonight

The Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) is holding a Special Meeting to fill the District 20 Senate vacancy at the Silver Spring Civic Building tonight. The District 20 senate seat was previously held by Rep. Jamie Raskin. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Doors for the event will not open until […]

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December 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Council in Brief (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of Council in Brief, which begins with a report on the Council’s new president and vice president. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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