County Executive Ike Leggett

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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March 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Talks Gangs, Amazon at Montgomery Visit

Gov. Larry Hogan toured the Public Safety Training Academy in Gaithersburg and received an update on the county’s efforts to combat gang violence from Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Police Chief Tom Manger. Hogan was asked to give an update on Maryland’s bid to lure Seattle-based Amazon to build its “HQ2” in the state. […]

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February 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Counter-Trolling from the County Executive

County Executive Ike Leggett assured a questioner Thursday that he has no plans to take a job with Amazon. And managed to get in some executive-level trolling in, to boot. “William from Silver Spring” wrote in: “Sir, What is your preferred job title for when you go work for Amazon after you leave office?” Leggett […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Montgomery County

In addition to National Frozen Yogurt Day #FroYo, here’s five things to know today, Feb. 6., in Montgomery County: 1. Livestream of Tribute: Montgomery Community Media (MCM) will celebrate the career and contributions of our former Chief Executive Officer, Merlyn Reineke who died unexpectedly Dec. 22. Watch the livestream, here. 2. Student Mental Health Forum: Students, […]

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