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July 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Celebrate Minimum Wage Increase, Stress That the ‘Fight for 15’ is Not the End 

Montgomery County’s minimum wage has finally reached $15 an hour for large employers with at least 51 employees. July 1 marked another annual incremental increase in minimum wage, which began after the council’s minimum wage bill was passed in 2017. County Executive Marc Elrich was lead sponsor of a bill, as a councilmember. Now, large […]

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June 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Climate Plan Offers 86 Actions Including Energy, Transportation and Public Engagement Measures

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released a Climate Action Plan with 86 measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 100% by 2035 compared to 2005 levels and help mitigate climate change risks. “We’ve got to treat this kind of like we treated COVID[-19],” Elrich said during a press conference unveiling the plan Wednesday. “With […]

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June 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Unveils Climate Plan ‘Among the Most Ambitious in the World’ to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich unveiled the county’s Climate Action Plan. At the Marian Fryer Town Plaza in Downtown Wheaton, Elrich said the county’s climate goals aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035 compared to 2005 levels. “They are among the most ambitious in the […]

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April 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Will Not Follow State in Lifting Outdoor Dining, Masking Restrictions

On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan lifted Maryland’s outdoor COVID-19 mask mandate effective immediately and lifted all outdoor dining restrictions beginning Saturday, May 1. Counties are allowed to enforce stricter COVID-19 regulations than the state, and Montgomery County leaders said Wednesday evening that current restrictions in the county will remain in place. On Tuesday, the council, […]

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April 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Disturbed by Takoma Park Shooting: ‘You Can’t Shoot People for Property Crimes’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said he is very disturbed and concerned about Wednesday’s shooting in Takoma Park, in which police say an off-duty Pentagon Force Protection Agency officer shot and killed two people he said he saw trying to break into a car. Takoma Park Police identified the deceased as Dominique Williams, 32, of […]

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January 8, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich a los Oficiales de la Policía del Capitolio: ‘Básicamente no Hicieron Nada’

Cuando se difundió la noticia de la renuncia del jefe de policía del Capitolio de los Estados Unidos, el ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, pronunció duras palabras sobre los esfuerzos del departamento de policía durante el caos del miércoles en el distrito. “Básicamente no hicieron nada”, dijo Elrich a MyMCM en una entrevista […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: BLM Protestors Treated Like ‘Invading Army’ While Trump Supporters Let Through 

As news of the U.S. Capitol Police Chief’s resignation spread, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich had harsh words for the police department’s efforts during Wednesday’s chaos in the district. “They basically didn’t do anything,” Elrich told MyMCM in an interview Thursday. “And when you compare pictures of how they responded to Black Lives Matter, which […]

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January 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Calls Storming of U.S. Capitol ‘an Attempted Coup’

County Executive Marc Elrich called the storming of the U.S Capitol Wednesday by pro-Trump rioters “an attempted coup – an effort to overturn out election and to destroy democracy.” He placed the blame for the riot on “Donald Trump’s head.” Elrich also noted that the county sent dozens of officers to help out in Washington, […]

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November 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘A Clearly Deteriorated Relationship’: Councilmembers Exasperated by Communication from State

Montgomery County councilmembers were upset after learning that State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon rejected a waiver request from the county asking to continue relaxed teacher-child ratios in early childcare facilities. In a letter, County Executive Marc Elrich requested that Salmon let the county maintain the teacher-child ratio in classrooms with three and four-year-olds, at 1:14 […]

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November 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 18, in Montgomery County

It is Wednesday, Nov. 18, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Weekly COVID-19 Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and […]

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