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Council Adopts Fiscal 2016 Budget

The Montgomery County Council today adopted a $5.08 billion total county operating budget for Fiscal Year 2016. The budget reflects a 1.7 percent increase over the approved budget for FY 2015. “This budget effectively addresses the top priority concerns of County residents while holding the line on taxes,” said Council President George Leventhal. The Council […]

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Leggett to Meet with Governor Hogan on Purple Line (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett along with Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III are expected to meet with Gov. Larry Hogan today to talk about the Purple Line project. Here’s what Leggett told MyMCMedia about that meeting.

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Leggett Nominates Michael Smith as Development Ombudsman (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia extra video, County Executive Isiah Legget nominates real estate executive Michael Smith for the new post of Development Ombudsman. The selection of an ombudsman is part of Leggett’s intention, as stated in his inaugural address last December, to “refocus on our economic growth and shared prosperity and put to rest some misperceptions […]

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Olney Library to Close for Repairs Over Memorial Day Weekend

early morning photo of new Olney Library

Montgomery County Public Library (MCPL) officials have announced that the Olney Library will be closed from 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26 so repairs can be made to a sanitary sewer line. The bookdrop will remain open for returns during the repairs. According to officials, the emergency work […]

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Governor Larry Hogan Appoints Leigh Williams To Lead Maryland Energy Administration

official photo of Larry Hogan

Governor Larry Hogan today announced Adelisia “Leigh” Williams as his appointee for the director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). “Leigh Williams has a unique combination of legal, business, and government experience and brings a wealth of energy and utility-related knowledge to the MEA,” said Governor Hogan. “I am confident that under her leadership, the […]

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Leventhal Says Governor Close to Picking a Fight Over Purple Line (VIDEO)

As Governor Larry Hogan is expected to meet with Mont­gomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III on Thursday about the Purple Line, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal told the media Monday nixing the project now would like kicking the two largest counties in the shins. Leventhal said he has […]

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David Axelrod on Martin O’Malley’s Possible Candidacy for President (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, David Axelrod shares his thoughts on the 2016 presidential election and Martin O’Malley’s possible candidacy. Axelrod is a former adviser and strategist for President Obama. He was also a featured author at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 16th. His new book is entitled, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.” […]

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Wynne Case Could Force Mid-Year Funding Changes (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal talks about the impact of the Wynne case decision on the county’s current and future budgets. Levethal said he believes the fiscal year $10 million impact from the Wynne case can be absorbed by the reserve fund. However, he said the county’s financial standing should be reexamined by mid-year […]

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Leventhal Talks about Superintendent Search (VIDEO)

A day after the Montgomery County School Board’s top choice for superintendent withdrew his name for the job, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal talks about the options now on the table for the school board to fill that top post.

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Leggett Unveils New Approach to Economic Development (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is changing the way the county approaches economic development and business promotion in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Read more in MyMCMedia article, “Leggett Moves to Privatize Department of Economic Development.“

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