June 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Minimum Wage Increase in County Takes Effect July 1

Some Montgomery County employees will receive bigger paychecks beginning July 1 when the minimum wage is raised here. Every year since 2017, the minimum wage has increased on July 1 and that will continue through 2022. The amount of the increase depends on how many employees work at a business. For companies with at least […]

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June 29, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Montgomery County Minimum Wage Will Increase on July 1

The minimum wage in Montgomery County will increase on Wednesday, July 1. A bill signed into legislation on November 17, 2017, raises the minimum wage each July 1 until it reaches $15 per hour in 2022. The amount the minimum wage is raised is determined by the number of workers employed at a business. For […]

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November 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Study Seeks Opinions on Montgomery County School Board Compensation

Do you think the the school board members deserve a raise? A new panel, the Montgomery County Board of Education Compensation Commission, was established by the Maryland General Assembly in October 2018. Its job is to study the compensation for school board members and make recommendations for changes every four years.  After receiving the commission’s […]

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June 25, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Anderson Re-Elected and Verma Elected to Planning Board

Council names Casey Anderson chair of Montgomery County Planning Board for second full term and Partap Verma as new Planning Board member. The Montgomery County Council approved both men unanimously. The five-member board deals with land-use issues in the 323,000-acre county and manages the county’s 36,500-acre park system. It reports to the council. This will […]

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Says Council Will Pass $15 an Hour Minimum Wage by Year’s End (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is promising that a $15 minimum wage will pass by the end of this year. Berliner was asked about the minimum wage issue at a rally in Silver Spring on Sunday night and at a news briefing with reporters on Monday morning. “Before the year is out, we will […]

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February 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Rockville City Manager Out (PHOTOS)

UPDATED The city of Rockville has announced that Barbara Matthews is no longer the city manager. According to a news release issued today, Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton and City Councilmembers are launching a national search to fill the position. In the interim, Public Works Director Craig Simoneau has been named Rockville’s acting city manager. Simoneau, who […]

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February 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Council President Leventhal on Superintendent Search (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal says he believes the superintendent search will attract some impressive candidates.

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July 17, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Planning Board Chair Salary (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia extra, newly appointed Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson says he did not give the salary for his new post a moment’s thought. Take a look: At a meeting on July 15, the Montgomery County Council voted to increase the salary for the Planning Board Chair position to $200,000. Related:

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