Montgomery County Council

September 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pour in from Leaders in Maryland

Tributes from leaders in Maryland are pouring in to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died this evening at 87 from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” according to a statement from the Supreme Court. Her death leaves a Supreme Court seat vacancy, weeks before the 2020 General Election. NPR reports that Ginsburg dictated […]

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September 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Council Express Support for Gayles in Wake of Article Detailing Racist Messages Received

Montgomery County Council and County Executive Marc Elrich released a joint statement supporting Dr. Travis Gayles after he opened up to Bethesda Beat about being targeted by racist messages. Gayles, who leads Montgomery County’s coronavirus recovery efforts as the County Health Officer, started receiving the racist vitriol by residents frustrated with his response to covid-19. […]

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September 17, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

County Council Approves $1.5 million for Youth Sports Initiative

Montgomery County councilmembers unanimously approved separate special appropriations to support the Youth Sports Initiative during a session on Tuesday. Today the council passed more than $1.5 million dollars in funding to support the Youth Sports Initiative which is designed to bring sports programming to underserved youth and families in our community. @albornoz_gabe @RicePolitics @MoCoRec #youthsports […]

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September 11, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Montgomery County Council Has Full Plate Upon Return Tuesday

The Montgomery County Council will be back in session Tuesday, holding public hearings on bills and the county’s operating budget for the next fiscal year. A large portion of the public hearings will focus on the special appropriations to the Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) operating budget, according to the county’s agenda. MCPS has requested […]

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September 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Leaders Honor Lives Lost in 9/11

Montgomery County and state leaders took to Twitter Friday to mourn the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Friday marks 19 years since the tragedy. Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford visited the Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial in Annapolis to honor those who were killed. This morning, Lt. Governor @BoydKRutherford […]

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August 31, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich y el Concejo Responde a Hogan: ‘Estamos Consternados y Perplejos’

El Ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, y el Concejo del condado dejaron en claro que no están contentos con el anuncio del gobernador Larry Hogan de “autorizar” a las escuelas a reabrir en persona y presionar para que implementen planes de aprendizaje híbridos. “Estamos consternados y perplejos de que el gobernador Hogan hiciera […]

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August 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich, Council Respond to Hogan: ‘We are Dismayed and Perplexed’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the county council made it clear they are not pleased with Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement “authorizing” schools to reopen in-person and pushing schools to implement hybrid learning plans.  “We are dismayed and perplexed that Governor Hogan made this announcement just days before students return to school,” Elrich and the […]

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August 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmember Glass Calls for More Ballot Drop Boxes

During an Aug. 21 press conference in Gaithersburg on protecting the United States Postal Service, Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass said he reached out to the Maryland State Board of Elections advocating for more ballot drop boxes throughout Montgomery County. Glass made the request out of concern that the “postal service isn’t running as optimally […]

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August 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New County Order: Face Covering Must Now Cover Mouth, Nose and Chin

Face coverings must cover your chin in addition to the nose and mouth in Montgomery County. On Monday, the county council reviewed and unanimously passed an updated executive order on COVID-19 recovery-which made changes to prior orders, including modifications to the definition of face coverings. According to the order, face coverings should fully cover a person’s nose, […]

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August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Raskin Introduces New State Song: Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, co-wrote a new state song for Maryland. Raskin wrote the song, called “Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song),” with Steve Jones of the D.C. Labor Chorus. According to The Washington Post, London Mevaa, a student at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, sings the song in the video. […]

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