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. […]

Read more

July 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Council Approves $54 Million Budget Savings Plan (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council approved a budget savings plan of $54.0 million on July 28 for the county’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget. County Executive Isiah Leggett had proposed $50 million in budget cuts in response to a decline in the County’s projected income tax revenue. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Council President George Leventhal said the county council has […]

Read more

June 9, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of Larry Bowers who will serve as acting superintendent following Joshua Starr's resignation effective Feb. 16, 2015

MCPS Interim Superintendent Recommends Staffing Cuts and More

Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers is recommending that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) eliminate hundreds of positions, delay further implementation of a districtwide technology initiative, and make several other reductions to close a $53 million budget shortfall for next school year. The Montgomery County Board of Education will consider the recommendations at a meeting on Tuesday, […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter