March 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Proclamation Increases Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday issued a proclamation in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.

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March 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Proposes Subsidy to Get Low-Income Kids into Early Learning Centers

Council President Hans Riemer has introduced legislation that would establish a “Ready to Learn” program, providing subsidies so low-income children can attend early learning centers. “What we would like to do is get those kids an acceleration coming into kindergarten so they have learning skills,” Riemer said Monday. “It’s not about learning the alphabet or […]

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March 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Holds Regular Meeting with Media

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer holds his regular meeting with the media. This session he covered public safety awards, public release of emails, Metro funding, his Ready to Learn legislation and this week’s town hall in White Oak.

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March 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council to Host Town Hall Meeting in White Oak March 14

The Montgomery County Council will host a Town Hall Meeting in White Oak on Wednesday, March 14. The nine-member Council includes President Hans Riemer, Vice President Nancy Navarro and Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich, Nancy Floreen, Tom Hucker, Sidney Katz, George Leventhal and Craig Rice. According to a news release, the meeting will be held […]

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March 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Leggett to Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday March 22, Submit Questions Online

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is hosting a “virtual” town hall meeting from 1 – 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Residents are invited to submit questions directly to Leggett before and during the chat online at Live Discussion with Ike Leggett. Questions and answers will be posted on the county’s website during and after the chat. […]

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March 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: County officials gathered for a gun safety rally; Governor Hogan visited the county’s Public Safety Training Academy; the Office of Consumer Protection warns against hiring contractors who come to your door; the […]

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March 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Has Two Words for Lawmakers on Revenue Windfall: ‘Bank It’

Comptroller Peter Franchot discussed beer, Amazon and what the effect on Maryland will be from federal tax reform that Congress passed in December when he stopped by Montgomery Community Media’s studios Thursday. Appearing at the Small Business Network and interviewed by host Kelly Taylor Leonard, Franchot said his office put 2.5 million Maryland 2014 tax returns […]

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March 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Annapolis Budget Wrap Up on Montgomery Communications Media County Report This Week

Md. House of Delegates Passes Bill to Allow Same-Day Voter Registration

The Maryland House of Delegates passed an amendment Thursday that would allow same-day voter registration throughout the state. “A number of states are making it harder and harder to vote but in Maryland, we’re trying to make it easier,” Del. Al Carr (D-18) said.  “Passing this measure is a step forward in the right direction.” […]

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March 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Maryland Coffers to Receive Less This Year, But Guess What Happens Next Year

Maryland is likely to receive $39.4 million less this year than it expected and revenue for $433.6 million more for fiscal 2019, according to a statement by Comptroller Peter Franchot. The 2019 revision is largely the result of federal tax reform that is expected to produce a large uptick in state revenues. However, the projected […]

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March 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Talks Gangs, Amazon at Montgomery Visit

Gov. Larry Hogan toured the Public Safety Training Academy in Gaithersburg and received an update on the county’s efforts to combat gang violence from Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Police Chief Tom Manger. Hogan was asked to give an update on Maryland’s bid to lure Seattle-based Amazon to build its “HQ2” in the state. […]

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