County Executive Ike Leggett

December 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Current Budget Problems Just the Start of County’s Fiscal Issues (Video)

The Montgomery County budget is like the opposite of the rap by Notorious B.I.G. Less Money Mo Problems. County Executive Ike Leggett has asked county departments for 2 percent in cuts, which will form the basis of a savings plan he’ll present to the County Council before Christmas. The county needs the plan to make […]

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December 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Some Residents Worry About GOP Tax Plan (VIDEO)

In a sit-down meeting with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (Md-D), Nancy Suniewick of Silver Spring expressed concern over the tax reform bills passed recently by the Senate and the House. Both bills aim to eliminate the state and local tax reduction. According to the Tax Policy Center, state and local income and real estate taxes […]

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November 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 20 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Bill Brew: Comptroller Peter Franchot will unveil legislation to promote economic growth through the craft brewing industry and overhaul outdated laws. He’ll be at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring at 3 p.m. 2. ‘Gift Outside the Box’: County Executive Ike Leggett will be at Pike […]

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November 16, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 16 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Planning Board meeting: The Planning Board meets today and on the agenda is the Hillandale Gateway Sketch Plan to allow a 430,175-square-foot multi-family residential building within the White Oak Science Gateway  Master Plan area. See the full agenda, here. 2. Online discussion: County Executive Ike Leggett holds […]

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November 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Signs Minimum Wage Legislation (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett signed legislation Monday to enact the long-debated $15 an hour minimum wage. “This is a big day for Montgomery County, but more importantly it is a big day for workers not only throughout Montgomery county and but hopefully throughout this state and around this nation,” Leggett said, at a ceremony […]

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November 10, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Honors Veterans With Solemn Ceremonies, Joyous Concerts

Veterans Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which brought an end to World War I in 1918. The armistice went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Veterans Day is a federal holiday to honor all veterans, particularly living veterans. This year […]

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October 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County’s Bond Rating Stays at AAA

Montgomery County has maintained its AAA bond rating — the highest available — from all three Wall Street bond rating agencies, county Executive Ike Leggett said Tuesday. The agencies called the outlook for Montgomery County as “stable.” “The County’s budget management demonstrates a strong commitment to bolstering its reserve cushion in preparation for the next […]

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October 10, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber holds 12th Annual Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing

Twelve 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 Wednesday, October 4, 2017, the GGCC was honored to have Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett; State Senators Cheryl Kagan, […]

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October 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence (VIDEO)

Montgomery County launched an awareness campaign Monday to ensure victims of domestic violence are aware of county programs that can help. Ads on Ride On buses and at bus shelters will provide contact information for the Family Justice Center and the Abused Persons Program. The ads were unveiled at a news conference at the Executive […]

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October 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the new express bus service along Maryland Route 355 which is free through October. Next up, the county launches a pilot program with Mobike in Downtown Silver Spring to offer a dockless bike sharing service. Watch the show in its entirety […]

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