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September 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Considering Layoffs, Service Cuts if Federal Funding Ends

The Metro Board of Directors held a special meeting Friday to approve potential service cuts and layoffs that may go into effect if federal funding does not come through.  The COVID-19 pandemic led Metro to cut back service causing as much as a 90% drop in ridership and revenue, according to a statement from the […]

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July 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich Urges Action on Need for Eviction Prevention Assistance

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is urging Governor Larry Hogan and Representatives in Congress to act on financial assistance for tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, Elrich discussed the end of the eviction protection period which is Saturday. Elrich recently recommended that the County Council appropriate $20 million from the […]

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May 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Cardin Thinks Montgomery County Will See More Federal COVID-19 Funding

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin said he believes Montgomery County will see more funding after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help with COVID-19 costs.  “At the end of the day I think there will be a second round of funds coming to state and local governments, which will affect not only […]

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