December 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Talks Fiscal Issues (Video)

As the Montgomery County Council prepares for County Executive Ike Leggett’s savings plan, Council President Hans Riemer said he didn’t believe the shortfall in revenue was based on the county’s wealthy “exporting” their income to lower tax states. “That would not be something that would have happened abruptly,” he said. “This was a real variation […]

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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Riemer Holds First Meet with Media (Video)

Council President Hans Riemer holds his first meeting with the media, discussing historic buildings serving a bed-n-breakfasts, new regulations for breweries in urban areas, a resolution asking Congress to extend the DACA and TPS programs, and fiscal issues arising from a shortfall in income tax revenues.  

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January 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCPS Leaders Express Disappointment About Leggett’s Capital Budget Recommendation

The president of the Montgomery County Board of Education, Michael Durso, and Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers have released a joint statement following the release of Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett’s capital budget recommendation. In the statement, Durso and Bowers say that, “it is disappointing that County Executive Isiah Leggett’s recommended capital budget leaves us more […]

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June 16, 2015 | Staff Writer

MCPS School Board Approves Fiscal Year Budget Including Elimination of 380 Positions

The Montgomery County Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously approved a final $2.32 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 that required cuts to close a $53 million shortfall. The Board approved the elimination of more than 380 positions and reductions to the budgets for the district’s technology initiative, professional development, textbooks, and many […]

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January 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

Pothole Repair Funding Falls Through the Cracks of Proposed State Budget (VIDEO)

Governor Larry Hogan’s recently released fiscal year 2016 state operating budget shows no state funding for pothole repair in Montgomery County. In this MyMCMedia Extra Council President George Leventhal says the county will have to determine how to make up the shortfall and that might mean reduced pothole repairs.

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