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September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Urge Elrich to Support ‘Viva White Oak’ Development Project

Members of the Montgomery County Council want County Executive Marc Elrich to support “Viva White Oak,” a major development project in the area. They reference a Washington Business Journal article quoting Elrich’s skepticism of the project. In a statement Monday, Council President Tom Hucker, Vice President Gabe Albornoz, and Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz, Nancy […]

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September 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Emite Declaración en Apoyo al Desarrollo del Proyecto Viva White Oak

La concejal Nancy Navarro participó este lunes en la reunión semanal para la prensa del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, en la que explicó por qué apoya el desarrollo del proyecto Viva White Oak, lo que esto significa para la economía del condado, la inyección de nuevos empleos, los recursos para las comunidades de color […]

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September 8, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Renovated Grey Courthouse Office Building Opens in Rockville

Montgomery County leaders cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Grey Courthouse Office Building in Rockville Wednesday morning. The renovations costs $25.5 million and they’ve been under discussion by county officials since 2015. In 2017, the project design for the renovations began. While many projects were halted amid the pandemic, the renovations for the Grey Courthouse […]

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August 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Vetoes Silver Spring Business District, Claims it Favors ‘White Wealthy Landlords’

This story has been updated Aug. 11 to include video remarks by County Executive Marc Elrich. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich on Tuesday vetoed Montgomery County Council’s efforts to set up a Silver Spring Business Improvement District(BID). He called council’s bill “a poorly conceived and poorly executed project.” However, seven of the council’s nine members […]

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June 17, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo de Montgomery Amplía la Elegibilidad para el Crédito Tributario

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery aprobó el martes, por unanimidad, un proyecto de ley que amplía la elegibilidad para el crédito tributario local sobre la renta del condado: el Suplemento de Ingresos para Familias Trabajadoras (WFIS). La enmienda permite a los residentes, que califican para el crédito tributario por ingreso del trabajo (EITC) federal […]

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June 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Expands Eligibility for County’s Local Income Tax Credit 

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill that expands eligibility for the county’s local income tax credit: the Working Families Income Supplement (WFIS). The amendment allows residents who qualify for either the federal or state earned income tax credit (EITC) to be eligible for the county’s WFIS, according to a council staff […]

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June 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Mulls Need for Lifeguards at Health Clubs

Montgomery County Council is expected to allow health clubs to operate swimming pools without a lifeguard present. During its Tuesday meeting, the councilmembers held a public hearing on a bill that would eliminate the requirement for a lifeguard at pools that have a surface area greater than 2,500 square feet. Currently, that is the law […]

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May 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Rep. David Trone Announces Run for Reelection 

Rep. David Trone (D-Md. 6) announced Friday morning that he is running for reelection to his 6th District seat in the House of Representatives. “Leading with compassion, civility, and competence, we’ve been able to accomplish great things, from addressing the addiction and mental health crises ravaging our communities, to reforming our unjust criminal justice system […]

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March 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Politicians Begin Declaring Re-Election Decisions for Nov. 2022 Race

Six of the nine council seats as well as the county executive position are up for grabs at the November 2022 election. Already, several council members and County Executive Marc Elrich said they will seek re-election. Because of term limits, three councilmembers cannot run again. They are Hans Riemer, Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice. Elrich […]

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November 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In Wake of Kleine’s Ethics Violations, Council Works to Change Rules for CAO 

The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee recommended approval of a bill that would prohibit the county’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) from outside employment. This would be the only county employee held to this rule, said County Council Senior Legislative Attorney Robert Drummer during Monday’s committee meeting. The recommendation is related […]

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