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Dr. Starr: ‘We Are Going to Have to Find $15 Million’ (Video)

In this MyMCmedia extra, Dr. Joshua Starr reacts to County Executive Isiah Leggett’s proposed operating budget which includes an unprecedented amount of money for Montgomery County Public Schools. Take a look:

After Leggett’s news conference today, Board of Education President Phil Kauffman and Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr released the following statement on County Executive Isiah Leggett’s Operating Budget recommendation for Fiscal Year 2015:

“We appreciate that the Montgomery County Executive has, for the first time in six years, recommended a budget that goes above the minimum funding level required by state law. We are, however, concerned that he chose to reduce the Board’s very reasonable budget request by $15 million. Those funds were specifically targeted to benefit our most vulnerable students by, among other things, reducing class sizes in high-need high schools, improving services to English Language Learners, adding prekindergarten classes, expanding community partnerships that serve students and families, and hiring more counselors and student support staff. It is our hope that the County Council will seriously consider restoring the $15 million, which is a very small percentage of the overall budget but will have a significant impact on how we serve our county’s students.”

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County Council to Hold Public Hearings on Budget

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The Montgomery County Council will hold five budget public hearings in April. Elected officials hope to hear about what is important in the budget to county residents. All the hearings will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the council office building in Rockville. The number of speaker slots is limited so residents […]

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Leggett Releases Recommended Operating Budget (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett released his FY 2015 operating budget on March 17 at a televised news conference. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. To review the budget in detail, visit the county’s website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov. Related:

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County Executive Leggett's Budget Recommendations (Video)

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County Executive Ike Leggett announced his recommended $4.97 billion budget which increases school funding and reduces the property tax rate. Lorna Virgili reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

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Phil Andrews on Operating Budget (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia extra, County Councilmember Phil Andrews is asked what he likes about the county executive’s recommended operating budget. Take a look: Related:

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Phil Andrews Wants Library Hours Extended (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews said he would like to see operating hours at local libraries extended. He made his comments after County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled the fiscal year 2015 recommended operating budget. Take a look: Related:

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Andrews Outlines Budget's Next Steps (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews outlines what’s next for the recommended operating budget: In fact, the Montgomery County Council will hold five public hearings spread over April 8-10 on Montgomery County’s Fiscal Year 2015 Operating Budget. More than 150 people are expected to express views about specific items, and the general […]

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Phil Andrews on Recommended Operating Budget (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews describes County Executive Ike Leggett’s decision to go over Maintenance of Effort, “a bad move.” Related:

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Phil Andrews Wants to Reduce the Property Tax (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews, who is a democratic candidate for the office of county executive, says people are telling him on the campaign trail that they want to live in Montgomery County but they aren’t sure they can afford to stay. That’s why Andrews says he’s advocating a cut in […]

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Nancy Floreen's Budget Reaction (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen describes the County Executive’s recommended budget as “fiscally careful.” Take a look: Related:

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A Proud Leggett Touts High Reserve, Low Unemployment Rate (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says he is proud of his recommended fiscal year 2015 operating budget and he remembers the tough times. Take a look: Related:

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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 sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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