Government

April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Van Hollen: “We Want to Make Sure That WMATA is a Success” (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld recently released his financial plan to keep the Metrorail “safe, reliable and affordable.” “I am still taking a look at that plan,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen, one day after the plan was made public. “He and I are actually in the process of trading phone calls. We want to […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nonprofits Seek Reversal of $600,000 Cut in Budget (PHOTO & VIDEO)

About 150 people representing dozens of nonprofits gathered at the Council Office Building in Rockville on Monday, seeking to overturn a 1 percent cut in county funding proposed in County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget. The cut would hit contracts awarded by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, which serve “the […]

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April 21, 2017 | 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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April 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Immigration is One Topic of Concern During Town Hall in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Feisty is how Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner described residents during a town hall meeting on Wednesday evening. Hundreds of residents gathered at the Long Branch Community Center in Silver Spring to voice their concerns to members of the Montgomery County Council. For Thomas Nephew, co-founder of the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, he […]

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April 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Van Hollen Says There’s More to Do on I-270 Corridor (VIDEO)

Senator Chris Van Hollen said this week’s announcement about the state’s $100 million project to relieve congestion on I-270 is an important step forward. Still, he said, there’s more work to do. “We need to do a lot more to really address the situation on the I-270 corridor,” said Van Hollen.  “The I-270 corridor is […]

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April 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett and Van Hollen Discuss Local and Federal Issues (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Senator Chris Van Hollen met this week to talk about a variety of issues including, the federal budget and transportation issues. “We were meeting about a whole range of issues important to Montgomery County and Maryland,” Van Hollen said.  “I wanted to get an update from him on what […]

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April 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Loran Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week , which begins with a major transportation announcement by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. Watch the show, in its entirety, below:

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April 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Councilmembers Want More Info About State’s Plan to Reduce Congestion on I-270

The Montgomery County Council wants more information about the state’s plan to reduce congestion along the I-270 corridor and they are asking state leaders to do more. In a letter dated April 18 and addressed to Governor Larry Hogan and Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, all nine council members request “technical documentation” about the I-270 Innovative […]

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April 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

State Senator Susan Lee Shares Legislative Session Update

Residents gathered at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring on Tuesday evening for a statewide listening tour hosted by the Maryland Commission for Women. The goal of the meeting was for participants to voice their concerns to elected officials and the commission regarding women’s rights to help design laws that impact both women and their families. […]

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April 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces $100 Million Project to Reduce Traffic Congestion on I-270 (VIDEO)

At a news conference in Potomac today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a $100 million project to reduce traffic congestion on I-270. According to the governor, I-270 is the most congested traffic corridor in the state of Maryland. His plan includes restructuring existing pavement for additional lanes, automated smart traffic flow management and messaging signs […]

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