Government

January 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Communities Ask for Changes to Proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan in Letter Sent to County Council

Concerned with the impact the Bethesda Downtown Plan will have on residents, local leaders and community organizations representing roughly 10,000 downtown Bethesda households, submitted a joint letter to the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday, according to a news release. Organized by the Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents (CBAR), the letter highlights residents’ concerns and asks […]

Read more

January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Releases His Recommended FY 18 Capital Budget

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has released his recommended Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Budget and amendments to the six-year FY 17-22 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The budget recommends over $2 billion for education, including $1.73 billion for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the highest funding level ever provided, as well as $332 million for […]

Read more

January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

CCM’s Susan Kenedy hosts Council in Brief, and this week’s show includes reports on the minimum wage increase and a new partnership to expand health services to County residents. You can watch the show, below:

Read more

January 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Congressman Jamie Raskin Plans to Skip the Inauguration

Congressman Jamie Raskin, a Democrat, has announced that he will not attend the inauguration on Friday. Raskin has posted a statement on his website. In it he writes, “I have assumed that I would attend the inauguration of Donald Trump…but as the hour approaches, I realize that I cannot bring myself to go.” You can […]

Read more

January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Council Recognizes Korean American Day (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council presented a proclamation during its first legislative session of the new year to recognize Korean American Day, which was celebrated on Jan. 13 while the Council was on recess. Korean American Day honors the contributions of the Korean American community to the United States and commemorates the day in 1903 when […]

Read more

January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Councilmember Rice Concerned Minimum Wage Increase Will Have a Negative Impact on Minorities (VIDEO)

In a 5-4 vote, the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16  on Tuesday which will gradually increase the County minimum wage for most businesses to $15 per hour by 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. […]

Read more

January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Council Approves Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2020 (VIDEO)

Cheers from the audience after the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16 that will gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020 for some businesses. After approving five amendments to the bill, the Council voted 5-4 on the amended bill, making Montgomery County one of the first jurisdictions in the […]

Read more

January 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes updates on the county budget forum, inauguration preps, job opportunities at Ride On and more. You can watch the show, in its entirety, below:

Read more

January 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ride On is Hiring 100 Operators (VIDEO)

Looking for a job? Ride On bus service is hiring. According to an announcement on the Ride On website, 100 operators are needed. “The annual salary is $39,000 per year to start,” said Eric Sims, chief of the Silver Spring bus depot. According to Sims, operators also receive insurance benefits, annual leave and sick leave. […]

Read more

January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Launches New Partnership with NaCo’s Live Healthy Program (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Councilmember George Leventhal have announced that Montgomery County will begin participating in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Live Healthy program. The program has added a low-fee dental discount and health discount program to the prescription discount program (Montgomery RX) that the County has offered since 2004. For more […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter