budget

July 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Advocates Criticize Trump Budget at Delaney Roundtable (VIDEO)

Environmental, housing and business advocates uniformly criticized President Donald Trump’s budget Friday, saying its program cuts will have a dire effect on Montgomery County. Rep. John Delaney assured the group that the budget will not pass in its current form, but he did warn that the county activists still have work to do. “While we […]

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May 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Passes $130.3 Million Budget

Rockville residents will pay the same property tax rate as they have for the last nine fiscal years, after the Mayor and Council on Monday approved the city’s fiscal 2018 budget. The operating budget totals $130.3 million, a $4 million or 3.2 percent, increase over the previous budget, according to a statement from the city. […]

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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 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council to Hold Five Budget Hearings on Proposed FY 2018 Budget, Sign Up to Testify Now

The Montgomery County Council will hold five public hearings next month to receive feedback on County Executive Ike Leggett’s recommended Montgomery County’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Operating Budget. More than 150 people are expected to provide feedback on the budget during the five hearings, which are scheduled April 4 – 6. Over the next two […]

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March 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest edition of County Report This Week. The show begins with a report on the county executive’s proposed budget and includes County Council reaction. There are also reports from Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools and more. You can watch the show, below:

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March 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 15, in Montgomery County

Bundle up! It’s cold outside and the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory. Here are five more things to know today, March 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County public schools are opening two hours late today. 2. Executive Ike Leggett unveiled his proposed $5.4 billion budget this week. 3. Got a question for […]

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March 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Unveils $5.4 Billion Budget

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released his proposed budget Tuesday totaling $5.4 billion, a 2.7 percent increase over last year, which includes an increase in school funding and expanded library hours. “Overall I think the budget is a sound one because we’re providing reserves and dealing with critical needs in the county,” Leggett said in […]

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February 28, 2017 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Five Ways to Improve your Financial Situation

If you are having trouble paying your debts, it is important to take action sooner rather than later. Doing nothing leads to much larger problems in the future, whether it’s a bad credit record or bankruptcy resulting in the loss of assets and even your home. If you’re in financial trouble, then here are some […]

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February 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Councilmembers Discuss Ways to Advance Universal Pre-K in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmembers recently heard from New York City officials about a successful Universal Pre-K program that was implemented there. Councilmembers say it is their goal to implement Pre-K for all four-year-old children, and they are looking for the best way to advance this possibility in Montgomery County. Susan Kenedy reports:

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January 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Executive to Hold Final Budget Forum on Jan. 30 at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown

On Monday night, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is scheduled to hold his final Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget forum. The Jan. 30th forum takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. at the BlackRock Center for the Arts at 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown. “Public forums are the residents’ opportunity to let me know what is […]

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