Council member Craig Rice

May 1, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Council Approves $750,000 Food Insecurity Appropriation for Residents and Families

Montgomery County Council approved a $750,000 special appropriation, on Thursday, to help address the increasing level of food insecurity of the County’s residents and families. This special appropriation was initiated by Council members Gabe Albornoz, Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many have experienced countless economic hardships which has increased dependence […]

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April 29, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Rice Accepting Applications for Councilmember for a Day Contest

Councilmember Craig Rice is accepting applications for his “Councilmember for a day” challenge. This challenge allows students to apply to become an honorary councilmember for a day, hopefully getting students more involved in local government. Beyond the experience, the first place winner also gets $500. Second and third place finalists receive $250 and $100, respectively. […]

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April 1, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Jawando Introduces Bill to Suspend ‘Carryout Bag Tax’

The Montgomery County Council introduced legislation to suspend the “carryout bag tax,” until the end of the COVID-19 health crisis.  Grocery stores and other establishments are currently prohibiting customers from bringing and using their own reusable bags in stores, due to health concerns for workers. This bill allows residents to use plastic, disposable bags provided […]

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February 18, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights County Councilmember Craig Rice

Montgomery Community Media is honoring Montgomery County’s District 2 Councilmember Craig Rice. Rice was first elected in November of 2010 as the District 2 representative. This, at the time, made him the youngest African American to serve on the council. Rice is also the president of the MACo Diversity Caucus and serves as a chairman […]

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February 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Massage Workers Testify Against Proposed Bodyworks Bill

The Montgomery County Council held a public hearing Feb. 4 for the Bodyworks Establishments bill.  First introduced on Jan. 14, Bill 1-20 would require all bodyworks practitioners, like massage therapists and reflexologists, to be certified therapists or registered with the state. The licenses have to be renewed every year.  According to the agenda for the […]

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December 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Hucker Wants to Install Cameras to Catch Distracted Drivers

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker wants the Maryland General Assembly to pass a bill that would install road cameras to film and catch distracted drivers in the county.  Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher introduced the bill on Hucker’s behalf.  MC 24-20 would let the county put “distracted driving automated monitoring systems” on highways, and the systems would […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Yale Student Body President Returns Home to Germantown

Germantown’s hometown hero, Kahlil Greene, paid a visit to Montgomery County in early July. Greene, a Poolesville  High School alumnus, made headlines this year when he was elected the first black student body president of Yale University in its 318-year history. Germantown's very own, Kahlil Greene, was elected as the first African American student body […]

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June 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

In Germantown, More Than 200 Sound off on Racial Equity

The Montgomery County-wide conversation on racial equity and social justice continued Wednesday night at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. More than 200 people came out to share how they’ve seen inequities play out in their communities and their ideas about how county officials can create policies to address these injustices. County Executive […]

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June 11, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Racial Disparities Have ‘Real Life Consequences’

Councilmember Jawando got choked up at a Montgomery County Council meeting Tuesday after presentations about racial equity. He told the story of a friend’s death to gun violence over 20 years ago, and how he could connect the killing to the disparities described. “These things have real life consequences for many people,” he said, adding […]

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May 28, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Councilmember Rice’s Chief of Staff Loses Battle With ALS

County Council President Nancy Navarro released a press statement expressing her condolences over the death of Steve Goldstein, the chief of staff to Councilmember Craig Rice. Goldstein passed away at his home on May 27 after battling ALS. He worked in politics with Rice since the councilmember’s election to the House of Delegates in 2006, […]

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