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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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November 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Announces Long-Term COVID-19 Economic Recovery Efforts

Local leaders announced a pandemic Economic Roadmap to Recovery and Long-Term Success during the county’s weekly virtual COVID-19 media briefing on Thursday. The county’s Economic Advisory Group has been meeting since July and is a critical component of overall recovery plans from the COVID-19 health crisis. A diverse group of more than 30 business leaders […]

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November 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘That’s Called Failure’: 311 Call Abandonment Skyrockets During Pandemic

In Montgomery County, residents are abandoning hundreds of 311 calls per day on average, according to county personnel. 311 is the customer service number for the county. Residents can get information about government services and other related topics. At a Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee meeting, members were frustrated that the county still […]

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October 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Introduce Maryland’s First Bus Rapid Transit Service

Montgomery County Department of Transportation officially debuted its Flash bus rapid transit system Wednesday, the first of its kind in the state of Maryland. MCDOT’s Flash buses operate on U.S. Route 29 from Burtonsville to Silver Spring. Buses arrive at stations every 7.5 minutes during rush hour. There’s 80 seat capacity aboard the 62 feet […]

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September 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes de Maryland Rinden Homenajes a Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Los homenajes de los líderes de Maryland para honrar a la jueza de la Corte Suprema, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, no se hicieron esperar tan pronto se conoció la noticia de su muerte. Ginsburg falleció el viernes a los 87 años de “complicaciones del cáncer de páncreas metastásico”, según un comunicado de la Corte Suprema. Su […]

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