County Executive Ike Leggett

October 9, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Chamber Holds 13th Annual Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing

Thirteen years ago, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) established the Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing (UCBBB) which affords Chamber members and Upcounty Business Leaders an opportunity to discuss legislative issues with their elected officials. On Tuesday, October 2 the GGCC was honored to have Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett; and State Senators Cheryl Kagan, […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Manger, Leggett Talk About Next Steps in White Investigation

The internal affairs investigation of Officer Anand Badgujar could take a few months, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said Tuesday night. Badgujar shot and killed Robert White, an unarmed man, in a quiet Silver Spring neighborhood in June. The criminal investigation of the shooting was handed over to the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, […]

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June 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Ike Leggett to Host 22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

County Executive Ike Leggett will host the county’s 22nd annual Juneteenth celebration Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Juneteenth commemorates the day that Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops freed the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. The Montgomery County Office […]

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May 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Julian Castro Speaks at Affordable Housing Summit; Leggett Honored

Julian Castro, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary under President Barack Obama, spoke at Friday’s Affordable Housing Summit at the Bethesda North Marriott Convention Center. We spoke with him briefly about his message, making sure to get in a couple of political questions: And here’s his speech from the event: The event included a surprise […]

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May 10, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Thursday, May 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Budget Work: The Montgomery County Council has a session at 10 a.m. and one of the main agenda items is taking action on the budget consent calendar for the fiscal 2019 budget. The consent calendar typically means all issues have been reviewed […]

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April 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett, Others Decry Deaths from Distracted Driving

Half of all drivers involved in severe or fatal crash in Montgomery County were driving distracted, looking at their cell phones and sending texts. “The statistics revealed that looking at our phones while in the roadway is deadly,” County Executive Ike Leggett said Thursday. “While at the wheel of a vehicle our job is to […]

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April 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Council Schedules Public Hearings on Fiscal 2019 Budget Proposal

Five public hearings on County Executive Ike Leggett’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget have been scheduled from April 10 through April 12, according to a  Montgomery County Council statement said Wednesday. More than 150 people are expected to express views about specific items and the general structure of the budget. Leggett presented his recommended operating budget […]

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March 28, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett to Read to Children at Noyes

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will read to children at the Noyes Library for Young Children in Kensington.  

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March 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer: Budget Reflects the Times of ‘Constrained Resources’

Even though Montgomery County Public Schools received all its funding request in County Executive Ike Leggett’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget, Council President Hans Riemer called the spending plan a reflection of an era of “constrained resources.” “This budget reflects the times that we’re in, which is modest growth in revenue even as the economy is […]

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March 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett’s Last County Budget Increases Spending 2 Percent, Cuts Tax Rate 2 Cents

County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled the last budget of his political career Thursday, a $5.56 billion spending plan that funnels $75 million more into the school system, cuts other county spending slightly and offers virtually no property tax increase. Speaking before about 80 to 90 people — mostly county government executives — Leggett warned of […]

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