January 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Offers Assistance to Furloughed Residents Struggling Financially

The City of Gaithersburg has adopted a resolution which allows “fee waivers for its residents, providing them free access to select recreation programs during the shut-down period.” Gaithersburg residents who are struggling financially—because they are either a furloughed government employee or a federal contractor—are eligible to use the waiver. In a press release, Gaithersburg Mayor […]

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January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Glass Discuss Shutdown Resources for County Residents

Rep. Jamie Raskin teamed up with Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass on Facebook Live this morning to discuss resources for Montgomery County residents impacted by the federal government shutdown. Raskin said that he decided to take to social media to talk about resources for those hurting from the government shutdown because he’s been hearing directly […]

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May 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Makes E-ZPass Devices Free

If you are traveling this weekend to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, it just might cost you less to get there. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Wednesday, May 23, that the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will permanently eliminate the E-ZPass Maryland transponder fee for new customers. Toll fees at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge are reduced […]

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September 15, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Governor Hogan Eliminates or Cuts Fees Statewide (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that is eliminating and cutting fees statewide. He said the rollback will save Marylanders $51 million over five years. You can watch the announcement, below: According to the governor’s office, eight agencies will reduce or completely eliminate hundreds of individual fees currently levied by Maryland’s government. In total, the Hogan […]

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July 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Governor Hogan Eliminates Fees For Highway Construction Plans

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on July 28 the elimination of fees for state highway construction engineering plans. Before the new plan, potential contractors had to buy printed engineering plans at the office of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA). Now, contractors have a chance to download electronic PDF files posted on e-Maryland Marketplace […]

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May 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Rolls Back Tolls Statewide (VIDEO)

Good news for drivers. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced today that he is rolling back Maryland’s toll rates. That’s right, from the Bay and Hatem bridges to the Harbor Crossings, the Intercounty Connector (ICC), and the new I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL), Governor Hogan’s toll rollback, which takes effect July 1 will save Maryland drivers […]

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May 15, 2013 | Staff Writer

Council to Address Tax Rates

The Montgomery County Council will set the property tax rate and the income tax offset credit on May 15 for Fiscal Year 2014. The meeting, which will begin at 9:30 a.m., will start with an overview from Council Staff Director Steve Farber on projected FY14 revenues and expenditures. The Council is scheduled to reach a […]

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March 7, 2013 | Staff Writer

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County Legislation to Protect Tree Canopy (Video)

The County Council is working on legislation to protect the county’s tree canopy. The bill would collect fees when trees are removed due to development. Councilmember Roger Berliner explains the legislation. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 6, 2013 | Staff Writer

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WSSC Proposes Rate Increase, Public Hearing Feb. 6

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has released its Preliminary Proposed FY’14 Operating and Capital Budget for public hearing purposes. A public hearing for Montgomery County residents was held on Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the 7th floor Council Hearing Room at 100 Maryland Avenue. The preliminary proposed budget of $1.5 billion includes a […]

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October 31, 2012 | Staff Writer

Proposed Storm Water Utility Fee Changes

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett sent proposed legislation to the Montgomery County Council that amends the Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC). The draft Legislation and Executive Regulations will enable the County to comply with a new State law requiring certain jurisdictions, including Montgomery County, to adopt storm water utility fees. The legislation provides for a […]

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