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June 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

House Will Vote on Policing Act; Would Make it Easier to Prosecute Officers

On Thursday the House of Representatives will vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, a bill that aims to reform policing and hold officers accountable.  If passed, the bill will ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants, limit military equipment use, make lynching a federal crime and create a national misconduct database. The […]

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February 25, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Council Vice President Hucker Introduces Balloon Ban Bill

Montgomery County Council Vice President Tom Hucker introduced a bill today that would ban the release of helium-filled latex and mylar balloons. These balloons can travel hundreds of miles before deflating. Once they’ve fallen to earth the balloons can become life threatening to sea turtles, birds and land animals that may mistake them for prey […]

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September 24, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Jawando, Navarro Introduce Bill to End Discrimination Against Natural Hairstyles

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando and Council President Nancy Navarro introduced legislation to prohibit discrimination against certain types of natural hairstyles, including braids, locks, afros, curls and twists. This comes after some African American residents and residents with African ancestry expressed that they are more likely to be affected by workplace discrimination and other forms […]

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March 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gov. Hogan Signs Emergency Bill Creating Regional WMATA Compact

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed emergency legislation creating a compact between Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to create a new safety oversight commission for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The governor was joined by Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Mike Busch, and several Montgomery County legislators including, Senator Brian Feldman, Senator […]

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July 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Councilmember Berliner Introduces Composting Bill (VIDEO)

The goal is for Montgomery County residents to recycle 70-percent of the county’s solid waste by the year 2020. Along those lines, Council Vice President Roger Berliner has introduced a bill to increase composting to eliminate food waste. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. […]

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March 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council Approves Bill to Address Illegal Dumping (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council has approved a bill to address illegal dumping in Montgomery County. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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November 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

County’s New Towing Law Takes Effect

Montgomery County’s new towing law, Bill 17-15, passed unanimously by the County Council on July 21 and signed into law by the County Executive, takes effect today, Nov. 30. The new law is designed to address overly aggressive and predatory towing practices and restore regulatory balance in commercial and residential parking lots. Montgomery County’s Office […]

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November 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Montgomery County Delegation to Hold Hearing on Nov. 30 in Rockville (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Delegation will hold a public hearing on local bills at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Montgomery County Office Building in Rockville. State Delegate Bill Frick invites Montgomery County residents to attend this meeting to learn more about legislation he is sponsoring that would call for a referendum when it comes […]

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November 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Delegate Bill Frick on Bill to Put MoCo’s Liquor Monopoly to Referendum (VIDEO)

Maryland Delegate Bill Frick is pushing state legislation that could end the liquor monopoly in Montgomery County. If the General Assembly passes this bill in the upcoming legislative session, Frick said voters would decide at the ballot box in 2016 if they want to keep Montgomery County’s liquor monopoly in place or not. In this […]

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September 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Leventhal Discusses Pope, Pesticides, El Salvador Trip, Early Voting Centers and More (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal held his weekly briefing with reporters on Sept. 28th and discussed a variety of topics including the Pope’s recent visit, the pesticide bill, an upcoming trip to El Salvador, early voting centers, police body-worn cameras, a new place for the homeless and more. You can watch the briefing in […]

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