February 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Protesters Call on Leggett to ‘Reveal the Deal’

Protesters at a budget forum Tuesday night demanded County Executive Ike Leggett “reveal the deal” — the details of what Amazon is being offered to move to Montgomery County. “Corporate tax breaks just won’t cut it. What we need is the people’s budget,” the protesters chanted at a meeting to collect citizen input on what […]

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March 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Reacts to Executive’s New Bus Rapid Transit Plan (VIDEO)

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) would bring bus routes on some of the counties busiest roads. Recently, County Executive Ike Leggett proposed additional funds for planning BRT in one of the counties most congested corridors. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports on the County Council’s reaction. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its […]

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March 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Berliner on BRT: “It Will Be Like Rails on Wheels” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has unveiled plans to move forward with Bus Rapid Transit in certain corridors of the county. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, County Council Vice President Roger Berliner talks about the BRT experience, noting, “it will be like rails on wheels.” Related:

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February 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Leggett Testifies in Annapolis for More School Construction Funds (VIDEO)

County Executive Ike Leggett returned to Annapolis this week to ask the state for additional funding for school construction in Montgomery County. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 1, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 1, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County public schools are opening on time on Monday morning, according to the district’s website. That’s big news because MCPS students have not been in school for over a week now because of weather and road conditions. 2. WSSC crews are […]

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January 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Leggett to Kick Off Budget Forums on Jan. 6th in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is holding the first of five budget forums on Jan. 6th to seek input from residents about Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Operating Budget priorities. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, in Silver Spring. “Public forums are the residents […]

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December 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Ike Leggett: “Maryland Should Have the Dram Shop Law” (VIDEO)

During a virtual town hall meeting on Dec. 15, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said he believes Maryland should have the Dram Shop Law. Leggett’s comments followed the funeral of Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta. “The tragic and preventable death of Officer Noah Leotta is weighing heavily on all our hearts,” said Leggett. “I […]

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August 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Attorney General Brian Frosh Releases Memo Designed to End Racial Profiling by Police (VIDEO)

In an effort to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Tuesday unveiled new guidance designed to end racial profiling by police in Maryland, broadening the characteristics that may not be used to single out groups during everyday police activity. Under a guidance memorandum issued by […]

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June 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Point in Seven Years

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) and the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) have reported that Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in April was 3.7 percent, marking the first time it has been below 4 percent since December 2008. The last time the rate was at 3.7 percent was in October […]

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May 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

Leggett Releases Memo on the Wynne Case Decision

A Supreme Court decision today will have a big impact on tax revenue in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett released the following memo outlining the impact of the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Comptroller v. Wynne case.

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