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January 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Campaign Financing Reports Start to Arrive

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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January 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Meets the Media

Council President Hans Riemer met with reporters and the topics included: the County Council going through County Executive Ike Leggett’s savings plan, the temporary protected status of 10,000 Salvadorans in the county and Silver Spring in the wake of Discovery Communications’ departure.

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January 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Releases Six-Year Capital Budget Totaling $4.5 Billion

County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled his six-year capital budget, which would spend $4.5 billion on county projects, including school construction, transportation improvements and affordable housing. Montgomery County Public Schools would receive $1.75 billion; the school system had requested $1.83 billion. “We’ll go back and look at that, because we’re learning of this at the same […]

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January 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is hosting a “virtual” town hall meeting from 1 – 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Residents are invited to submit questions 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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January 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Here’s a look of what’s open and what’s not in Montgomery County on Jan. 15, which is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities open; all other classes and programs canceled; Administrative office, […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Lawmakers Override Hogan’s Veto of Sick Leave Legislation

The Maryland General Assembly overturned Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of 2017 legislation that would require businesses to offer paid sick leave. It takes effect in 30 days. The measure would require businesses with at least 15 employees to provide one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours an employee works. Here are the details […]

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January 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Salt Stockpiles Should Last, Transportation Official Says

With about nine more weeks of winter and freezing temperatures forecast for next week, Montgomery County’s salt trucks are ready. The county has about 75,000 tons of salt stockpiled, said Jeff Knutsen, chief of field operations in division of highway service, DOT. This week, trucks were out Monday afternoon and continued working until about 6 […]

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January 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County police officers receive training of use of Narcan, Police Chief Tom Manger comments; Discovery Communications announces plans to move Silver Spring headquarters to New York; Takoma Park has a […]

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January 11, 2018 | Sonya Burke, Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MyMCMedia: Immigration

Montgomery County is known for its diversity with residents from 170 different countries calling the county home. Immigration is a hot topic following the election of President Donald Trump who has moved forward a couple of executive orders that have raised concerns and questions for some residents. It’s a topic that local leaders are talking about […]

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January 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gov. Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

Maryland’s General Assembly kicked off Wednesday and Gov. Larry Hogan has introduced what his administration calls “emergency legislation.” The bills would provide paid leave benefits to residents, combat violence across the state, and ensure accountability schools. “For three years in a row, we have remained committed to engaging our colleagues on both sides of the […]

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