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June 17, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo de Montgomery Amplía la Elegibilidad para el Crédito Tributario

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery aprobó el martes, por unanimidad, un proyecto de ley que amplía la elegibilidad para el crédito tributario local sobre la renta del condado: el Suplemento de Ingresos para Familias Trabajadoras (WFIS). La enmienda permite a los residentes, que califican para el crédito tributario por ingreso del trabajo (EITC) federal […]

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June 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Expands Eligibility for County’s Local Income Tax Credit 

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill that expands eligibility for the county’s local income tax credit: the Working Families Income Supplement (WFIS). The amendment allows residents who qualify for either the federal or state earned income tax credit (EITC) to be eligible for the county’s WFIS, according to a council staff […]

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June 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Mulls Need for Lifeguards at Health Clubs

Montgomery County Council is expected to allow health clubs to operate swimming pools without a lifeguard present. During its Tuesday meeting, the councilmembers held a public hearing on a bill that would eliminate the requirement for a lifeguard at pools that have a surface area greater than 2,500 square feet. Currently, that is the law […]

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May 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Rep. David Trone Announces Run for Reelection 

Rep. David Trone (D-Md. 6) announced Friday morning that he is running for reelection to his 6th District seat in the House of Representatives. “Leading with compassion, civility, and competence, we’ve been able to accomplish great things, from addressing the addiction and mental health crises ravaging our communities, to reforming our unjust criminal justice system […]

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April 22, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Concejo Considera Exigir Permisos para Personas que Piden Dinero en las Calles

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery llevará a cabo una audiencia pública el 11 de mayo sobre una propuesta que exige permisos para cualquier persona que pida dinero a vehículos en carreteras que tienen límites de velocidad superiores a 25 millas por hora. La propuesta, presentada por el concejal Craig Rice, está diseñada para prevenir […]

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April 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Considers Requiring Permits for Anyone Soliciting in Roadway

Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing May 11 on a proposal to require permits for anyone soliciting from vehicles on roads that have speed limits greater than 25 miles per hour. The proposal, introduced by Councilmember Craig Rice, is designed to prevent pedestrian injuries and deaths. There have been two fatalities, one in […]

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April 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Jawando y Rice: Grupo de Trabajo para Tratar el Tema de la Presencia Policial en las Escuelas

Los concejales del condado de Montgomery Will Jawando y Craig Rice anunciaron que convocarán un grupo de trabajo para desarrollar profesionales de salud mental y otros servicios de apoyo en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), con la intención de que los oficiales de policía no estén en las escuelas todos los días. […]

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April 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando, Rice Announce Task Force to Find Student Support Alternatives for Police Presence in Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Will Jawando and Craig Rice announced they will convene a task force to grow mental health professionals and other support services in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), with the intention that police officers will not be in schools everyday. “We know that our current systems are not working, particularly for our Black […]

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April 6, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Concejo Propone Duplicar el Impuesto a los Cigarrillos Electrónicos

El presidente del concejo del condado de Montgomery, Tom Hucker, propuso el martes duplicar la tasa de impuestos especiales del condado sobre el precio al por mayor de los productos de cigarrillos electrónicos, del actual 30% al 60%. Se llevará a cabo una audiencia pública sobre este aumento el 27 de abril a la 1:30 […]

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April 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Proposes Doubling Tax on E-Cigarettes

Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker Tuesday proposed doubling the county’s excise tax rate on the wholesale price of electronic cigarette products from the current 30% to 60%. A public hearing on the increase will be held April 27 at 1:30 p.m. If approved, the higher rate would go into effect on July 1. Hucker […]

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