budget shortfall

January 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Meets the Media

Council President Hans Riemer meets the media Jan. 22 where the topics are Montgomery County’s selection as one of 20 potential sites for the new Amazon “HQ2,” the government shutdown and the council’s efforts to trim the current budget because of a revenue shortfall.

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December 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Current Budget Problems Just the Start of County’s Fiscal Issues (Video)

The Montgomery County budget is like the opposite of the rap by Notorious B.I.G. Less Money Mo Problems. County Executive Ike Leggett has asked county departments for 2 percent in cuts, which will form the basis of a savings plan he’ll present to the County Council before Christmas. The county needs the plan to make […]

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December 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery GOP Leader Questions Where the Money Went

After a year with an 8.7 percent property tax increase and a 30 percent increase in the recordation tax, Montgomery’s County’s Republican party wants to know why the county has a $120 million shortfall in its fiscal 2018 budget. “The bottom line is since 2014 in Montgomery County, we’ve seen our taxes go up and […]

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January 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Leggett Hosts First Budget Forum in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett held the first of five budget forums Jan. 6th in Silver Spring. The purpose of these forums is to seek input from residents about the Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Additional forums in other areas of […]

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