July 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Denounces Trump’s Directive to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Census

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich strongly denounced President Donald Trump’s July 21 memorandum that calls for undocumented immigrants to be excluded from the 2020 Census when considering allocation of House of Representatives seats.   “This is yet another attack by Trump to fire up his ever-shrinking base as he continues his attacks on immigrants and people […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

CAO Firestine Sends Memo to County Directors About Budget Reductions

In a memo sent out this week, Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine informed Montgomery County directors that fiscal year (FY) 2018 “operating budget reductions will be necessary to produce a balanced budget next year.” According to the memo, the December Fiscal Plan update projects a gap of $130 million compared to the current approved budget. […]

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro General Manager Announces Elimination of “About 500 Positions”

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has announced plans to eliminate up to 500 jobs this year. In a “business efficiency” memo dated June 27, and addressed to WMATA senior management, Wiedefeld said the positions must be eliminated “to operate in a businesslike manner and achieve cost savings.” According to Wiedefeld, the department of human resources […]

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June 24, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, June 24, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are five things to know today, June 24th, in Montgomery County: 1. The second round of professional play takes place at Congressional Country Club today for the Quicken Loans National golf tournament. 2. A Parkland Middle School student’s science experiment has been selected to be tested on the International Space Station this summer. 3. School […]

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April 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

Leggett Amends Budget Proposal to Reduce Property Tax Increase (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett today amended his 2017 budget to the County Council to reduce his proposed property tax increase by 46 percent following the announcement by Governor Larry Hogan that he will allow to become law a Maryland General Assembly bill that extends the repayment schedule for counties to comply with the […]

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October 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 19, in Montgomery County

Bundle up: A Freeze Warning remains in effect for Montgomery County until 9 a.m. today. Here are five more things to know today, Oct. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. The artists responsible for the Capital Crescent Trail retaining wall mural will be honored at noon today at the Bethesda Safeway. 2. City of Rockville officials […]

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July 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Sets the Record Straight on Budget Savings Plan

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett transmitted a memo to Council President George Leventhal late this week in response to a memo that Leventhal sent to Councilmembers about the budget savings plan. “I would like to set the record straight on a number of issues that you have raised,” said Leggett in the first paragraph of […]

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July 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Leventhal Addresses FY 16 Savings Plan in Memo to Councilmembers

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal transmitted a memo to the County Council today about County Executive Ike Leggett’s recommended $51 million fiscal year 2016 savings plan. “In my view, a savings plan is needed now, at the start of FY 16, because there have been major changes in the county’s revenue picture since May […]

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June 29, 2015 | Krista Brick

Leventhal: County Budget Cuts in Place by August (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal said he’s confident county departments will be able to meet a directive from the county executive’s Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine ordering department heads to plan a 2 percent funding reduction for the fiscal year that begins July 1. You can read Firestine’s memo here.

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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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