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April 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gov. Hogan Signs School Safety Bill into Law

Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation Tuesday aimed to improve the safety in the State’s public schools. Sponsored by State Senator Katherine Klausmeier (D-Baltimore), the Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018 will increase funding designed to improve the safety of the State’s public schools. The bill, which goes into effect on June 1 this year, […]

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January 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hogan Unveils Legislation to Help Lure Amazon to Montgomery County

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced a package of state income, property and sales tax credits and exemptions as part of Maryland’s bid for a possible second headquarters for Amazon. Last week, the company announced an unnamed Montgomery County site was among 20 potential locations for so-called HQ2, which is expected to bring 50,000 jobs […]

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January 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gov. Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

Maryland’s General Assembly kicked off Wednesday and Gov. Larry Hogan has introduced what his administration calls “emergency legislation.” The bills would provide paid leave benefits to residents, combat violence across the state, and ensure accountability schools. “For three years in a row, we have remained committed to engaging our colleagues on both sides of the […]

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May 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Council to Hold Public Hearing on Hotel Pool Bill in June (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Sidney Katz has introduced legislation that would allow hotels to open their swimming pools without a lifeguard present. There are 36 hotels with pools in Montgomery County. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: Bill 16-17 was introduced on May 16 and a public hearing is tentatively scheduled for […]

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April 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Delaney on White House Visitor Logs: “What is the President Trying to Hide?”

Maryland Congressman John Delaney has released a statement about the Trump administration’s decision to not disclose White House visitor logs. “President Trump’s actions betray a fundamental contempt for democracy and a lack of respect for the American people,” said Delaney. “It is now clear that this country is being subjected to a deeply secretive presidency, […]

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February 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bill Would Allow County Council to Stagger Terms

The Maryland General Assembly is expected to consider legislation that would allow Montgomery County Council members to serve staggered terms. Under legislation proposed by Del. Al Carr, some council members would be elected in gubernatorial election years and some would be elected two years later in presidential election years. A hearing on the bill is […]

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November 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Executive Ike Leggett on Liquor Control Authority Legislation (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is asked about criticism to his legislation for a Liquor Control Authority to change the structure of the Department of Liquor Control (DLC). “This legislation proposed would provide the complete authority to an independent body that would make even further improvements,” Leggett said. “If your […]

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September 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Noah’s Law Stamp Unveiled Day Before Legislation Goes into Effect (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Starting Oct. 1st, Noah’s Law will go into effect and motorist convicted of drunk driving will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. That ignition interlock device will feature a stamp with an image of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, who tragically killed last December while working as a member […]

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Will Governor Change the School Calendar? (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in Ocean City “to make a major announcement regarding the starting date of public school systems in Maryland.” According to a media advisory, the two will be joined by other state officials, business owners and area residents […]

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August 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

photo of polystyrene food containers

Gaithersburg Bans Polystyrene Food Service Products

The city of Gaithersburg is the latest to ban polystyrene disposable food service products. The new law went into effect this week, and effectively bans the sale and use of foam containers such as bowls, plates, trays, cartons, cups, egg cartons, loose fill packaging and more. Expanded polystyrene is not recyclable in Montgomery County. “Creating […]

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