Government

August 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Would Support Changes to How Marylanders Vote in Primaries

Gov. Larry Hogan said he would support changes to the way political parties choose candidates for the general election either, saying he would support runoff elections where a candidate needs 50 percent of a party’s support before moving on to the general election, or open primaries where independent votes could cast ballots. “We need to […]

Read more

August 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Recreation Receives Eight NACo Awards

Montgomery County Recreation received eight awards for its programs. The awards, presented by the National Association of Counties (NACo), recognizes the efforts by local jurisdictions that promote responsible, responsive and effective county government, according to a news release. “Montgomery County Recreation is honored to receive eight NACo awards in the parks and recreation category—more than any […]

Read more

July 27, 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. This episode includes reports on: County officials are proposing the reopening and renaming of Woodward High School in Rockville; Maryland leaders meet in Silver Spring to warn consumers about identity theft and fraud; The Hispanic Police Academy begins […]

Read more

July 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Council Passes Affordable Housing Bill

The Montgomery County Council approved legislation Tuesday designed to increase the supply of affordable housing. The measure represents the first effort in 13 years to update the county’s rules for the moderately priced dwelling unit (MPDUs), adding tools to increase the number of homes that are affordable for families with moderate income. “We know and […]

Read more

July 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council to Take Up Small Cell Antennas Again

The Montgomery County Council will again take up small cell antennas, the antennas that are needed for the next wave of cell phone technology. The antennas have been controversial among residents who don’t want to see the antennas in their neighborhoods. In his address to reporters on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer said […]

Read more

July 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Meets the Media

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer met with reporters Monday. Topics of discussion included: a proposal to name Woodward High School after Josiah Henson, accessory dwelling units, alcohol production in the Ag Reserve and small cell towers.

Read more

July 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes reports on: County officials announce the @HomeTogether campaign targeting families at risk of becoming homeless; The Office of Human Rights explains the new minimum wage law and how it impacts tipped employees; County Council hosts […]

Read more

July 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

David Blair Files Petition For Manual Recount

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair has filed a petition for a recount of the Democratic primary election ballots, according to Marjorie Roher, spokesperson for the Montgomery County Board of Elections. The petition, filed Thursday, calls for a manual recount of voted paper ballots, and includes 10 early voting centers, all absentee ballots, and all […]

Read more

July 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Sets Sights on Ending Homelessness for Families with Children

In past 12 months, Montgomery County served 606 homeless families with children, which accounted for more than 1,800 children. At an event Wednesday, the county launched an effort to end homelessness among homeless families with children by 2020. The county achieved “functional zero” for veterans homelessness in December 2015. “Next up is dealing with families […]

Read more

July 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Joins Lawsuit Against Federal Government Over 2017 Tax Law

Maryland’s Attorney General, Brian Frosh, has joined a lawsuit against the federal government for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The measure, passed by Congress last December, reduces State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction for individuals, married taxpayers, and businesses. Frosh joined the Attorneys General of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, who argues […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter