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April 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Charter Commission Recommends No Change in County Council

The Montgomery County Charter Review Commission will not recommend a change in the constitution of the County Council, despite months of consideration that the current set up is less than ideal. In a Facebook message posted Wednesday, the commission’s chairman Paul Bessel said the panel’s recommendation is to keep the current council structure of four […]

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March 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Ike Leggett Presents His Recommended FY 2019 Budget March 15 (LIVE)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is scheduled to present his proposed fiscal year 2019 operating budget today, March 15,  at noon. His presentation will be broadcast live on local public, education and government television stations – Comcast/RCN Channel 6 HD 996/1056, Verizon 30. Dozens of county employees typically attend the formal event at the County Executive […]

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February 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Thursday, Feb. 8, in Montgomery County

Thursday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Council work: The Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Government Operations (GO) committees meet today to receive updates on the county employee wellness program, capital improvement program, ethics regulations, and the Cable Television and Communications Plan . Watch live, here. 2. Coffee […]

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December 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County hires an independent law firm to investigate filing a lawsuit against opioids manufacturers; Council President Hans Riemer testifies in Congress; Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act insurance is extended […]

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December 9, 2017 | Michelle Queen

County Council Presents Proclamation Recognizing NEA Big Read Grant (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner recognized Montgomery Community Media, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC), and the Gaithersburg Book Festival at the Council session Tuesday, Dec. 5. The organizations were awarded a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The goal of the Big Read program […]

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December 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County Council elects its new President and Vice-President; Executive Ike Leggett takes on the airwaves on “Montgomery al Dia” Radio show; Montgomery County Council hosts its 7th annual youth town […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County and Prince George’s County authorities sign a Purple Line Community Agreement; Department of Transportation unveils the design for Bus Rapid Transit stations; The first phase of construction of the […]

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November 24, 2017 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. First, Lorna Virgili reports on County Executive Ike Leggett’s request for more funding for a program that connects frequent 9-1-1 users with services. Next, Susan Kenedy reports on the retirement of Delegate Shiela Hixson (District 20), the […]

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November 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Only Four GOP Candidates Have Filed to Run in County Council and County Executive Races

More than three dozen Democrat have filed to run in the 2018 county council and county executive races in Montgomery County. That’s compared to only four Republicans who have done the same so far, according to the Washington Post. The Post notes that it has been 15 years since a Republican won a seat on […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. First, County Executive Ike Leggett signs the minimum wage bill into law earlier this week. The minimum wage increases to $15 by 2024. Next is a report by Susan Kenedy on a job fair at the East […]

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