Government

April 25, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Signs Amazon, Metro Bills at Strathmore

Gov. Larry Hogan signed two bills important to Montgomery County on Wednesday on the stage at Strathmore — the legislation to lure Amazon to Montgomery County and the dedicated funding for Metro. The Amazon bill, Hogan said, “puts our state in prime position to attract Amazon’s new headquarters. This is the biggest economic development opportunity […]

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April 23, 2018 | Michelle Queen

DuFief Elementary’s Fourth-Grader Named Gaithersburg Jr. Mayor

Zayd Salahuddin of DuFief Elementary School has been selected as Gaithersburg’s next Junior Mayor. His first appearance is scheduled to be at the State of the City Address on April 26, where the gavel will be passed by current Junior Mayor Purani Kannan of Diamond Elementary School. Zayd will be officially introduced to the public […]

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April 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Hogan Calls for New Procurement on Highway Contract

Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday asked Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn for a new procurement for a consulting contract to guide $9 billion in highway spending. The $68.5 million contract became the source of questions by the Board of Public Works. The Daily Record in Baltimore reported that Rahn had failed to disclose ownership and sale […]

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April 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCM CEO Testifies Before County Council

Nannette Hobson, CEO of Montgomery Community Media, testifies before the Montgomery County Council, describing how the shock of the unexpected death of its former CEO has evolved into a renewed dedication to its mission.

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April 20, 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. The county council takes a closer look at this year’s operating budget, Capital Bikeshare opens more stations in the county, the Connie Morella Library in Bethesda reopens, and April 28th is Drug Take Back Day.     On […]

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April 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Franchot Extends Tax Deadline Because of IRS Glitch

The deadline for Maryland 2017 tax returns has been extended to tonight, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today. The April 18 is in response to the outage of the IRS’ online tax processing and payment platform yesterday, according to a news release from Franchot’s office. The IRS encountered issues Tuesday morning with its online system. […]

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April 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Mulls Expansion of Spirits Economy into Ag Reserve

Breweries have been growing in Montgomery County, but largely in suburban areas such as Rockville or Silver Spring. The Montgomery County Council is considering new zoning regulations that would extend that growth into the 93,000-acre Ag Reserve. Council President Hans Riemer talked about the effort at the opening of True Respite, a new brewery opening […]

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April 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Considering Legal Representation for Immigrants

The Montgomery County Council will consider a $374,000 appropriation to a local nonprofit to represent low-income immigrants who are facing deportation, Council President Hans Riemer said Monday. Here’s Riemer describing the program: The money would go to Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR). The funding follows increased federal enforcement of immigration. “We felt we had […]

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April 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Riemer Meets the Media

Montgomery Council President Hans Riemer talked to reporters Monday about the fiscal 2019 budget, an effort to provide legal representation to low-income immigrants who face deportation, STEM instruction at the KID Museum, the Costco suit and the capital budget reconciliation.

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April 13, 2018 | 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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