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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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November 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Delegate Bill Frick on Bill to Put MoCo’s Liquor Monopoly to Referendum (VIDEO)

Maryland Delegate Bill Frick is pushing state legislation that could end the liquor monopoly in Montgomery County. If the General Assembly passes this bill in the upcoming legislative session, Frick said voters would decide at the ballot box in 2016 if they want to keep Montgomery County’s liquor monopoly in place or not. In this […]

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October 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Restricts Certain Pesticides (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is now the first county in the nation to restrict the use of certain pesticides on private lawns and county owned property. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

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August 2, 2015 | Aline Barros

Leventhal on Agenda When Council Returns in September (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters for a news briefing on July 27. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Leventhal talks about upcoming topics when the county council gets back from vacation. Take a look:

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