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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December 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Council to Discuss Proposal to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee will hold a worksession on proposed Bill 12-16 that would gradually increase the County’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2010, according to a press release. The discussion will take place in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 9:45 […]

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December 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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County Officials to Celebrate Opening of New Facility for the Homeless in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Legget will be joined by County Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Tom Hucker and George Levanthal for the opening of Progress Place in Silver Spring on Saturday Dec. 10, according to a press release. Progress Place is a Montgomery County owned facility that has two primary programs: Shepherd’s Table and Community Vision. Shepherd’s […]

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December 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks


County Launches New Initiative for Families Affected by Dementia (VIDEO)

An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to The Alzheimer’s Association. In an effort to better support families and individuals, Montgomery County leaders launched its Dementia Friendly America Initiative early Monday. “The Dementia Friendly America Initiative, which as […]

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December 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke


Floreen Holds Final News Briefing as Council President, Announces OLO Study on Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen met with reporters on Dec. 5 and provided updates and fielded questions about the landlord tenant law, the minimum wage bill, the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, the Purple Line and more. As for the minimum wage bill, she announced a new study. “I have asked the Office of Legislative […]

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December 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Council President Floreen to Meet with Reporters on Monday (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen will meet with reporters on Monday for her last news  conference as president of the County Council this year. Floreen is expected to discuss her accomplishments this past year as well as other hot topics, including increasing the minimum wage, the new landlord tenant bill, and the Bethesda Downtown […]

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December 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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A Look at the Week Ahead in Montgomery County

It’s going to be a busy week in Montgomery County. Here’s a quick look at the week ahead: Sunday, Dec. 4: Six Montgomery County residents will be inducted in the Human Rights Hall of Fame at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on Sunday afternoon. Also on Sunday, the 31st annual Montgomery County […]

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December 3, 2016 | Staff Writer


Leggett to Hold FY18 Operating Budget Forums

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is scheduled to hold five forums on the the FY18 operating budget starting on Jan. 9th. According to a news release, the forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. “Public forums are the residents’ opportunity to tell me what is important to them as […]

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December 2, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Residents Invited to Attend Cuba Conversation Event in Takoma Park

Residents are invited to join Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, County Councilmember Marc Elrich and Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart for an event entitled, “Cuba Conversation,” this month. That conversation will take place on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Takoma Park Community Center starting at 4:30 p.m. Miguel Fraga, the First Secretary for the Cuban […]

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December 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on holiday safety, the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. (MCEDC), the landlord tenant bill and more. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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