Delegate Bill Frick

Delegate Bill Frick on Bill to Put MoCo’s Liquor Monopoly to Referendum (VIDEO)

Maryland Delegate Bill Frick is pushing state legislation that could end the liquor monopoly in Montgomery County. If the General Assembly passes this bill in the upcoming legislative session, Frick said voters would decide at the ballot box in 2016 if they want to keep Montgomery County’s liquor monopoly in place or not.

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Frick says the Montgomery County Delegation to the Maryland Assembly will hold a hearing on his bill on Nov. 30th in Rockville.

You can find out more about the Nov. 30 hearing, here. You can find out more about the bill, here.

DLC Director George Griffin is "Moving On"


UPDATED The long-serving director of the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC), George Griffin, is “moving on,” according to a county memo that was sent out late Friday afternoon by Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine. Griffin has worked for Montgomery County government for 21 years, according to the memo. Fariba Kassiri, assistant chief administrative […]

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Franchot to Announce Economic Study of Ending Montgomery County Alcohol Monopoly (PHOTO)

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot will announce the results of a study on the impact of private sale and distribution of alcohol in Montgomery County on Tuesday morning. The study was conducted by the state Bureau of Revenue and Estimates. Comptroller Franchot will be joined by small business owners and local leaders who support ending Montgomery […]

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Executive Leggett Testifies at Local Bills Hearing on Liquor Control Legislation (VIDEO)


The Montgomery County delegation held a local bills hearing on Nov. 30 at the Council Chambers in Rockville. There was a packed crowd for the hearing that lasted until 2 a.m. on Dec. 1st. County Executive Ike Leggett was among those in the room to testify about a bill that could impact the way the […]

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The Future of Liquor Control in Montgomery County (VIDEO)


After months of Ad Hoc Committee meetings and plans for reform, the future of the Department of Liquor Control continues to be a hot topic among local leaders in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about the delegation’s Nov. 30th hearing, here.

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County Executive Ike Leggett on Liquor Control Legislation and Taxpayer Impact (VIDEO)


Liquor control legislation continues to be a hot button issue among local leaders. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett talks about how removing the monopoly would impact taxpayers. Related Posts:   

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Councilmember Roger Berliner Fields Questions About Liquor Control Legislation (VIDEO)


Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner said he supports State Delegate Bill Frick’s bill that would call for a referendum on the 2016 ballot about liquor control in Montgomery County. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Berliner is asked by reporters about his position on liquor control and what a change in the system could mean for […]

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Liquor Control Questions Dominate Council President George Leventhal's News Briefing (VIDEO)

Council President George Leventhal

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters on Nov. 16 for his weekly briefing and he was joined by Council Vice President Nancy Floreen. Leventhal began the briefing with a report about his recent trip to El Salvador. He also previewed tomorrow’s scheduled Council discussion about the cost drivers of government. But it […]

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Councilmembers Send Letter to County's State Delegation About Liquor Control (PHOTO)

County Liquor Store Sign

Eight Montgomery County Councilmembers wrote a letter to State Senator Nancy King, chair of Montgomery’s State Senate Delegation, and to chair of the County’s State House Delegation Shane Robinson,  regarding their position on possible liquor control changes. According to a news release, Council President George Leventhal, Vice President Nancy Floreen, and Councilmembers Marc Elrich, Tom […]

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Montgomery County Delegation to Hold Hearing on Nov. 30 in Rockville (VIDEO)

Council Ooffice Building

The Montgomery County Delegation will hold a public hearing on local bills at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Montgomery County Office Building in Rockville. State Delegate Bill Frick invites Montgomery County residents to attend this meeting to learn more about legislation he is sponsoring that would call for a referendum when it comes […]

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Frick Says Public Support is "Overwhelming" for Reforming MoCo Liquor Monopoly (VIDEOS)


In this MyMCMedia Extra video, State Delegate Bill Frick, who represents District 16, says “there is overwhelming public support” for reforming Montgomery County’s liquor monopoly. But what do Montgomery County officials think? Frick says he’s heard an interest in reform but concern about a loss of revenue. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video: […]

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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