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November 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Executive Ike Leggett on Liquor Control Authority Legislation (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is asked about criticism to his legislation for a Liquor Control Authority to change the structure of the Department of Liquor Control (DLC). “This legislation proposed would provide the complete authority to an independent body that would make even further improvements,” Leggett said. “If your […]

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September 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Noah’s Law Stamp Unveiled Day Before Legislation Goes into Effect (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Starting Oct. 1st, Noah’s Law will go into effect and motorist convicted of drunk driving will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. That ignition interlock device will feature a stamp with an image of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, who tragically killed last December while working as a member […]

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Will Governor Change the School Calendar? (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in Ocean City “to make a major announcement regarding the starting date of public school systems in Maryland.” According to a media advisory, the two will be joined by other state officials, business owners and area residents […]

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August 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Gaithersburg Bans Polystyrene Food Service Products

The city of Gaithersburg is the latest to ban polystyrene disposable food service products. The new law went into effect this week, and effectively bans the sale and use of foam containers such as bowls, plates, trays, cartons, cups, egg cartons, loose fill packaging and more. Expanded polystyrene is not recyclable in Montgomery County. “Creating […]

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June 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Mikulski Joins Sit-In on House Floor Demanding Vote to Curb Gun Violence

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski is joining with House and Senate Democrats for a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives led by Civil Rights Movement leader and Congressman John Lewis. Members are calling for an up or down vote on legislation to curb gun violence in the wake of the recent mass […]

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April 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Delaney to File Legislation to Reform Metro Board Requirements

U.S. Rep. John Delaney is expected to file legislation that would reform the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Board of Directors this week. According to a news release, the WMATA Management Reform Act would require the next three federal appointees to the Board to either be certified transit expert, a certified management expert, a […]

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April 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council President Floreen Discusses Hogan, Budget and Zika Virus at Weekly Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen discussed a variety of topics at her weekly briefing with reporters on Monday, April 18. She began the briefing with information about her recent tour of United Therapeutics in Silver Spring with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.  She said she was delighted to see the Governor at a business in […]

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December 3, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Executive Leggett Testifies at Local Bills Hearing on Liquor Control Legislation (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County delegation held a local bills hearing on Nov. 30 at the Council Chambers in Rockville. There was a packed crowd for the hearing that lasted until 2 a.m. on Dec. 1st. County Executive Ike Leggett was among those in the room to testify about a bill that could impact the way the […]

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November 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Liquor Control Questions Dominate Council President George Leventhal’s News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters on Nov. 16 for his weekly briefing and he was joined by Council Vice President Nancy Floreen. Leventhal began the briefing with a report about his recent trip to El Salvador. He also previewed tomorrow’s scheduled Council discussion about the cost drivers of government. But it […]

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November 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Montgomery County Delegation to Hold Hearing on Nov. 30 in Rockville (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Delegation will hold a public hearing on local bills at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Montgomery County Office Building in Rockville. State Delegate Bill Frick invites Montgomery County residents to attend this meeting to learn more about legislation he is sponsoring that would call for a referendum when it comes […]

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