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October 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Pulls $250 Million From Rainy Day Fund, Said State Still Needs Federal Help

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is pulling $250 million from its rainy day fund to offer further economic relief. The money will fund new relief programs and the expansion of existing programs, Hogan said at a press conference Thursday. He called on federal leaders to take similar action and pass further stimulus relief. Hogan […]

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May 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Cardin Thinks Montgomery County Will See More Federal COVID-19 Funding

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin said he believes Montgomery County will see more funding after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help with COVID-19 costs.  “At the end of the day I think there will be a second round of funds coming to state and local governments, which will affect not only […]

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May 1, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Council Approves $750,000 Food Insecurity Appropriation for Residents and Families

Montgomery County Council approved a $750,000 special appropriation, on Thursday, to help address the increasing level of food insecurity of the County’s residents and families. This special appropriation was initiated by Council members Gabe Albornoz, Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many have experienced countless economic hardships which has increased dependence […]

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April 16, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Councilmember Albornoz Updates Council’s Efforts to Support Residents

Councilmember Gabe Albornoz gives an update about what the county council is doing to help support the residents of Montgomery County during the coronavirus crisis. The council has passed $20 million in funding for small businesses to receive grants and legislation to provide $5 million in direct cash family assistance. In addition to this, the […]

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March 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces Funding for Research into Coronavirus Treatment

The state of Maryland, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Johns Hopkins University are working together to fund research for a possible COVID-19 treatment, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday.  According to a statement from Hogan, researchers plan to collect and process blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors and run clinical trials to evaluate effectiveness for critically ill coronavirus patients […]

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March 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Requests $10 Million in Coronavirus Emergency Funding

Gov. Larry Hogan has requested $10 million for coronavirus preparedness and emergency funding in his supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2021. “Our highest priority is keeping our residents safe. The public should be assured that our state’s preparedness builds on decades of planning, experience, and expertise gained from previous and ongoing public health events,” Hogan […]

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May 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Water Park Gets New Water Slide Tower

It’s shaping up to be an especially fun summer at Gaithersburg Water Park. Montgomery County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City of Gaithersburg officials unveiled a new water slide at the park on Thursday evening. Officials and their families had the opportunity to test out the new 250-foot long double-flume […]

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September 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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Hogan Administration Awards MoCo $4 Million in Grants for Local Roads

The Hogan administration has awarded Montgomery County with more than $4 million in grants to improve local roads. Funding awarded to the county is a portion of the more than $57 million awarded to all 23 counties and Baltimore City. The funding represents a nearly $20 million increase over fiscal year 2018, and adds to […]

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May 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Should County Fund Immigration Defense? Residents Weigh In

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer and Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal had to remind attendees about respect during someone else’s testimony Tuesday. Their reminders came after some cheering and boos from the audience during Montgomery County Council’s public hearing on a proposed appropriation to the FY 2018 Budget that would fund legal representation for […]

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July 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Officials Kick Off Watkins Mill Interchange Project on I-270 (VIDEO)

State and county officials broke ground Tuesday on a nearly $98 million project they say will improve traffic flow on I-270, one of the most congested commuter routes in the country. The project, the Watkins Mill Interchange, includes a four-lane bridge over the interstate to connect two segments of Watkins Mill Road that are now […]

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