Montgomery County Council

November 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Maryland Matters: Hurson Seeking At-Large Seat on Montgomery County Council

  The Maryland Matters blog has a report today that former delegate John Hurson will be seeking an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council. “I have felt for a long time that county government is something I wanted to do, mainly because it’s so close to the people in their everyday lives, much more […]

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November 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Former Takoma Park Councilmember Enters Council’s At-Large Race (Video)

A former Takoma Park city councilmember has entered the race for an at-large position on the Montgomery County Council. Seth Grimes, a 58-year-old Democrat, filed his candidacy Friday morning at the Montgomery County Board of Elections offices in Gaithersburg. “We have a lot of challenges ahead of us in terms of sensible growth policy, education, […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Youth Invited to Voice Concerns with County Council During Town Hall

Youth in the county will have the chance to voice their concerns with the Montgomery County Council during the seventh annual Youth Town Hall meeting scheduled for Nov. 29. A pre-meeting reception will begin at 6 p.m. where student will have a chance to meeting with councilmembers in an informal setting first. Following the reception, […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s School Board Member Rebecca Smondrowski to Run for County Council

Rebecca Smondrowski, who was elected to her second four-year term for the School Board in 2016, is running for a seat on the Montgomery County Council. Smondrowski is running for County Council At-Large in next year’s highly anticipated election. She will kickoff her campaign on Nov. 29 in Potomac.    

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November 9, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett to Sign $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to sign into law a bill passed this week by the County Council that would raise the minimum wage to $15 over the next several years, according to a news release. Leggett will be joined by Councilmember Marc Elrich, sponsor of the bill; Montgomery County Council President Roger […]

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November 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Here’s What Twitter Is Saying About $15 Min. Wage Approval in MoCo

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a $15 minimum wage earlier today. Here’s what users on Twitter are saying about the Council’s vote: Today, our County Council approved a $15 minimum wage. We got it done unanimously by finding common ground: pic.twitter.com/FVSX3Y8f45 — Roger Berliner (@RogerBerliner) November 7, 2017 I'm generally skeptical of $15 min. […]

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November 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Unanimously Approves Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

On a unanimous vote, the Montgomery County Council increased the county’s minimum wage Tuesday to $15 an hour. Councilwoman Nancy Floreen said the minimum wage was not a Montgomery County issue, it was a regional issue and a state issue. “We should not be in a position to do this county by county,” she said […]

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November 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 7 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. City of Gaithersburg Elections: Voters will cast their ballots for Mayor and Gaithersburg City Council today. Polls open up at 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. 2. Takoma Park City Elections: Voting will take place in Takoma Park’s Community Center from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents will […]

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November 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Unveils Plan to Completely Eliminate Traffic Deaths by 2030

Between 2012 and 2016, an average of 35 individuals lost their lives and 400 were severely injured annually on Montgomery County roads, according to Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. In an effort to reduce the number of severe and fatal collisions on the roads, Leggett joined Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner; Captain Tom Didone, director […]

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October 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 31 in Montgomery County

Happy Halloween! Here’s five things to know today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Session: The Montgomery County Council will meet today at 9:30 a.m. Proclamations recognizing National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Silver Spring Zombie Walk; confirmations of the County Executive’s appointments; and a bill that would exempt certain public pools from the […]

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