Fiscal 2018 budget

January 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Approves Savings Plan

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a savings plan Tuesday designed to fend off a shortfall in tax revenue. The plan cut $53.5 million from the fiscal 2018 operating budget and $9.3 million in the capital budget. Fiscal 2018 started July 1, 2017. The operating budget covers day-to-day expenses, and the capital budget schedules larger […]

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January 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Council to Vote on Mid-Year Budget Savings Plan

The Montgomery County Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday to vote on a proposed fiscal 2018 savings plan. The plan would cut $53.3 million from the operating budget, which pays for day-to-day expenses, and $9.3 million from the capital budget, which schedules large projects. The plan is based on Department of Finance estimates that […]

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December 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Dec. 8-14

Our Top 10 this week was dominated by the deaths of State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Carlos Wolff, who were killed on I-270 late Dec. 8. We’ve collected all our coverage of their deaths into the top story, which reported their deaths Dec. 9.   Identities of Two Off-Duty Law […]

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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Riemer Holds First Meet with Media (Video)

Council President Hans Riemer holds his first meeting with the media, discussing historic buildings serving a bed-n-breakfasts, new regulations for breweries in urban areas, a resolution asking Congress to extend the DACA and TPS programs, and fiscal issues arising from a shortfall in income tax revenues.  

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December 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery GOP Leader Questions Where the Money Went

After a year with an 8.7 percent property tax increase and a 30 percent increase in the recordation tax, Montgomery’s County’s Republican party wants to know why the county has a $120 million shortfall in its fiscal 2018 budget. “The bottom line is since 2014 in Montgomery County, we’ve seen our taxes go up and […]

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May 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Selects Patterson as New Planning Board Member

In a short but productive session, the Montgomery County Council filled a vacancy in the county Planning Board, gave its blessing to a land-use document to guide future development in downtown Bethesda and formally approve a $5.4 billion budget for fiscal 2018. The new planning board member is Tina Patterson of Germantown, who provides an […]

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Talks Trash (… and Budget, and Politics …)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday, and discussed last week’s straw vote on the county’s $5.4 billion spending plan, as well as the troubles with getting a trash contractor to live up to his contract. He also discusses the upcoming election season, where possibly three or more members of the County Council […]

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May 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, May 1, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 1, in Montgomery County: 1. County government: Council President Roger Berliner has his regular news briefing at 11:30 a.m. And the Montgomery College budget gets scrutinized by the County Council’s Education Committee at 2 p.m. as part of the council’s review of County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal […]

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April 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Cut’ to Nonprofits Should Have Been An Increase

You remember the demonstration in the Council Office Building on Monday morning? Nonprofits expressed their objection to a 1 percent cut in funding for their programs, contained in County Executive Ike Leggett’s budget. Seven Montgomery County Council members said they would erase the cut and find more money for the nonprofits. The cut was actually […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Progressing on Fiscal 2018 Budget (VIDEOS)

The Montgomery County Council is in the middle of deciding the modifications it will make to County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget. Council President Roger Berliner said he and his colleagues will be making changes on the margin that “reflect our values.” Among the changes could be restoring money to nonprofits that Leggett removed […]

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