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May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County to Begin Issuing Birth Certificates on June 1

For the first time ever, Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will begin issuing birth certificates next week at the Dennis Avenue Heath Center in Silver Spring. Up until now, the county did not issue birth certificates, although it did provide death certificates. Montgomery County Spokesperson Mary Anderson said the county now […]

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May 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Council to Interview Five Applicants for Planning Board on Tuesday

Montgomery County Council members are set to interview five applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Montgomery County Planning Board. The May 24th interview session is open to the public and will be televised live. The interviews will take place in the Third Floor Conference Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland […]

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May 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Councilmembers Meet with Visiting Honduran Students (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmembers Sidney Katz, George Leventhal and Nancy Navarro recently met with students from Honduras. Find out more in this report by CCM’s Julie Rios Little: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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May 20, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Executive Leggett Releases Statement on Tentative Council Approval of FY17 Operating Budget

The Montgomery County Council tentatively approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) on Thursday. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released the following statement about the Council’s action regarding the budget: “I want to thank the County Council for their hard work in consideration of my proposed County Operating Budget for the […]

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May 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

The latest episode of County Report This Week includes reports on Noah’s Law signing, the Westbard Sector Plan, the Carver bus depot and more. You can watch the show, below:

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May 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Noah’s Law (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan held a bill signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Thursday to sign a series of bills into law. The Governor was joined by Senate President Mike Miller, Speaker of the House Michael Busch and members of the Maryland General Assembly. The family of Officer Noah Leotta also […]

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May 19, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Montgomery County Council Tentatively Approves FY17 Operating Budget

During a work session on Thursday, the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved the County’s operating budget and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for the next fiscal year.   After weeks of debate, the Council moved forward with the tentative approval of the $5.3 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Operating Budget and the $4.6 billion CIP. With […]

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May 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Council Approves Recordation Property Tax Increase

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill that would raise an extra $200 million for the County Executive’s proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget.   The Council is seeking to fund nearly $1.72 billion in construction projects for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Expedited Bill 15-16 would allocate an additional $200 million for Fiscal Years […]

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May 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Council Approves Bill to Allow Seniors to Defer Property Tax Increases (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday that would allow seniors to defer property tax increases at no cost.  Council Vice President Roger Berliner and Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Hans Riemer were the lead sponsors of Expedited Bill 10-16. Council President Nancy Floreen and Councilmembers Marc Elrich, Tom Hucker, Nancy Navarro and […]

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May 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Council President Floreen Requests MCPS Suspend Plans for Moving Buses to Carver Lot (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen has sent a letter today to  School Board President Michael Durso requesting that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) suspend “all planning and other preparatory activity related to the proposed Carver site,” until the Council takes up the issue in June. “We share your concern that the ultimate transition of […]

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