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February 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Candidates Face Off at GCAAR Forum

Seven Montgomery County Council at-large candidates fielded questions from members of three development groups Wednesday, the fourth and last forum for the crowded at-large field. The candidates largely supported the recordation tax, a levy imposed on the transfer of property. They said the money was needed to fund the capital needs of Montgomery County Public […]

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February 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Montgomery County

Happy  Valentine’s Day! Here’s five things you need to know for Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery Food Council: Montgomery County’s Food Council will hold its environmental impact working group meeting. Learn more here. 2. Council At-Large Forum: The Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors will hold its final forum for Montgomery County Council At-large candidates. […]

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February 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Council At-Large Candidates Discuss Recordation Tax During Debate

The recordation tax took center stage Wednesday during a debate between six candidates running for Montgomery County Council At-large in the upcoming election. Implemented in 2016, the Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to increase the recordation tax to help fund school construction costs and to assist low and moderate income households with rental assistance. Some […]

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February 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Leaders to Discuss Immigration Strategy Today (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council President Roger Berliner are meeting with community organizations today to discuss strategy for the challenges ahead when it comes to local immigration issues. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Berliner says the hotline number to know is 3-1-1 if you have questions or concerns about immigration locally.

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February 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Council President Roger Berliner Headlines GCAAR Speaker Series (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner headlined the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) speaker series luncheon on Feb. 8. “They invited me here to share my thoughts on how our county can prosper going forward,” said Berliner. “I hope to assure them that we will, in fact, prosper going forward, and hopefully their […]

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May 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

GCAAR Oppose Recordation Tax Increase (VIDEO)

Dozens of members of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) turned out for a Montgomery County Council public hearing on bill 15-16 on Tuesday. The bill would increase the recordation tax in the County. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, GCAAR members discuss why they oppose the bill. Related Posts: 

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May 10, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 10, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 10th, in Montgomery County: 1. Don’t leave the house without your umbrella and jacket. Rain is in the forecast again, and today’s wet weather may slow your commute. 2. The Montgomery County Council meets today, and on the agenda is a public hearing on a bill that […]

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April 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Floreen Proposes Rate Increase in Recordation Taxes, GCAAR Opposes (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen introduced legislation this week to change the rate of the recordation tax paid when properties are sold or refinanced. According to a Council news release, the tax premium only applies to sales and refinancing above $500,000 and the move will stimulate funding for additional school construction and affordable […]

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October 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

District 8 Congressional Candidates on Governor Hogan (VIDEO)

A new poll shows Governor Larry Hogan’s popularity is on the rise. But what do the Democrats running for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District think of the governor’s job performance? They were asked that very question at a recent forum hosted by the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR). The candidates included David Anderson, Kumar […]

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October 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Maryland District 8 Congressional Candidates on Their Experience (VIDEO)

The Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) hosted a candidates forum for the six Democrats running for election to Maryland’s 8th Congressional District earlier this month. The candidates included David Anderson, Kumar Barve, Ana Sol-Guiterrez, Will Jawando, Kathleen Matthews and Jamie Raskin. One of the questions asked during the two-hour forum was about the […]

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