July 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to Tour A Wider Circle in Silver Spring

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is touring A Wider Circle in Silver Spring later today. Mark Bergel, the founder and executive director of A Wider Circle, said the governor’s visit has been in the works for some time. According to Bergel, Hogan and his staff want to learn more about the nonprofit and its work serving […]

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July 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Campaigns for the Future (VIDEO)

With his wife, Karen, by his side, County Council President Roger Berliner officially filed his paperwork on Monday morning to run for the office of County Executive in 2018. “I am pretty excited,” Berliner said. “What happens next is that we go forth and we campaign for this office to lead our county into the […]

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June 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Marc Elrich Files Paperwork to Run for County Executive in 2018

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich, a Democrat, filed his paperwork Wednesday, at the Board of Elections office, to run for the position of county executive in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election. Elrich is using the campaign finance fund. “I am happy to say that our campaign exceeded the requirement for 500 individuals contributing more than […]

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June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPL Director Parker Hamilton Announces Her Retirement, Leggett Says She Will be Missed

Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton is retiring, according to a Montgomery County statement. Hamilton has worked for Montgomery County for almost 37 years, and she served as director of the libraries for 12 years. In a statement, County Executive Ike Leggett described Hamilton as a “remarkable woman,” that the county “will miss terribly.” […]

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March 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Unveils $5.4 Billion Budget

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released his proposed budget Tuesday totaling $5.4 billion, a 2.7 percent increase over last year, which includes an increase in school funding and expanded library hours. “Overall I think the budget is a sound one because we’re providing reserves and dealing with critical needs in the county,” Leggett said in […]

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February 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Watch County Report This Week for the latest news and information about life in Montgomery County.

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January 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Has Two Vacancies

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is seeking applicants to fill two public vacancies on the Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board. The Board is comprised of 15 residents and businesses from the following areas: Upper Rock Creek, Wheaton, Kensington, Kemp Mill, Aspen Hill, Glenmont, Norbeck, Forest Glen, Olney, Brookeville, and Sandy Spring. The Board serves as a […]

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January 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Expects Leggett to Veto Minimum Wage Legislation, Faith Leaders Ask Leggett to Sign It (VIDEO)

At his weekly briefing on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said he expects County Executive Isiah Leggett to veto legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. Berliner’s remarks followed a minimum wage prayer breakfast by rabbis and other members of the clergy at the Council Office Building. Those supporters […]

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December 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Leggett Taps Robert Dorfman to Lead DLC

UPDATED 12.20.16 Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett wants to appoint Robert Dorfman as the new director of the Department of Liquor Control. Dorfman, a North Potomac resident, will be paid a salary of $220,000, according to county spokesperson Patrick Lacefield. “Bob Dorfman has been a success wherever he worked, “said Leggett. “He is just the leader […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

CAO Firestine Sends Memo to County Directors About Budget Reductions

In a memo sent out this week, Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine informed Montgomery County directors that fiscal year (FY) 2018 “operating budget reductions will be necessary to produce a balanced budget next year.” According to the memo, the December Fiscal Plan update projects a gap of $130 million compared to the current approved budget. […]

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