March 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Ike Leggett Presents His Recommended FY 2019 Budget March 15 (LIVE)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is scheduled to present his proposed fiscal year 2019 operating budget today, March 15,  at noon. His presentation will be broadcast live on local public, education and government television stations – Comcast/RCN Channel 6 HD 996/1056, Verizon 30. Dozens of county employees typically attend the formal event at the County Executive […]

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January 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Officials Want Your Opinion on City’s Budget Priorities

Gaithersburg city officials are asking residents to submit feedback on next year’s budget priorities. A seven-question survey will be available for residents until Jan. 26. Responses will be reviewed and analyzed for consideration for Fiscal Year 2019, according to a news release. “The Budget Public Forum moved online for the first time as we were […]

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January 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Jan. 9 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Virtual Budget Forum: The City of Gaithersburg wants your input as part of the FY19 budget process. ?oh the weather outside is frightful … but #civicengagement is so delightful? Take our FY19 virtual #budget survey without even getting up! https://t.co/fZxFk076N9 pic.twitter.com/aCXQbhExRk — […]

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December 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Recommends a $64 Million Increase for 2019 Budget

As Montgomery County officials scramble to find a solution to the county’s current budget shortfall of $120 million,  Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith has recommended a more than $64 million increase for next year’s operating budget. Smith presented his recommendations Tuesday night at Rockville High School. Of the 2.7 percent budget  increase, […]

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December 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Talks Fiscal Issues (Video)

As the Montgomery County Council prepares for County Executive Ike Leggett’s savings plan, Council President Hans Riemer said he didn’t believe the shortfall in revenue was based on the county’s wealthy “exporting” their income to lower tax states. “That would not be something that would have happened abruptly,” he said. “This was a real variation […]

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July 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Advocates Criticize Trump Budget at Delaney Roundtable (VIDEO)

Environmental, housing and business advocates uniformly criticized President Donald Trump’s budget Friday, saying its program cuts will have a dire effect on Montgomery County. Rep. John Delaney assured the group that the budget will not pass in its current form, but he did warn that the county activists still have work to do. “While we […]

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May 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Passes $130.3 Million Budget

Rockville residents will pay the same property tax rate as they have for the last nine fiscal years, after the Mayor and Council on Monday approved the city’s fiscal 2018 budget. The operating budget totals $130.3 million, a $4 million or 3.2 percent, increase over the previous budget, according to a statement from the city. […]

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April 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Immigration is One Topic of Concern During Town Hall in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Feisty is how Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner described residents during a town hall meeting on Wednesday evening. Hundreds of residents gathered at the Long Branch Community Center in Silver Spring to voice their concerns to members of the Montgomery County Council. For Thomas Nephew, co-founder of the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, he […]

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April 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council to Hold Five Budget Hearings on Proposed FY 2018 Budget, Sign Up to Testify Now

The Montgomery County Council will hold five public hearings next month to receive feedback on County Executive Ike Leggett’s recommended Montgomery County’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Operating Budget. More than 150 people are expected to provide feedback on the budget during the five hearings, which are scheduled April 4 – 6. Over the next two […]

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March 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest edition of County Report This Week. The show begins with a report on the county executive’s proposed budget and includes County Council reaction. There are also reports from Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools and more. You can watch the show, below:

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