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Montgomery County officials to review savings plan

Montgomery County officials will be reviewing the county executive's recommended savings plan. Two of the county council's committees will review and discuss the plan on Friday. The plan is based … Click to Continue »

Montgomery County passes expedited bill allowing prepayment of property taxes

The Council said it was responding to residents eager to prepay before new caps of deductions take effect.

In a U-turn, Montgomery County Council will expedite bill to allow prepayment of property taxes

The Council plans to hold a special session Tuesday morning to usher in the legislation before the New Year.

Montgomery County Council backs off proposal to help residents prepay 2018 property taxes

The option lacked support from lawmakers, who said there would be too much to sort out by the end of the year.

Montgomery Council member pushes for allowing tax prepayment

Montgomery County could help residents dodge one impact of a federal tax plan on homeowners. If passed, the plan would cap deductions for state, local and property taxes at $10,000. … Click to Continue »

Montgomery County panels to discuss gang prevention

Montgomery County Council panels will discuss strategies to prevent gangs. The council's Health and Human Services and Public Safety Committees will meet jointly on Monday. The discussion will include representatives … Click to Continue »

Democratic candidates for Montgomery County Executive debate how to build and protect a strong, local economy

The debate was the first to include the six candidates so far in the race, including three term-limited council members and three “outsiders.”

Montgomery County’s $15 minimum wage bill signed into law

County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) gave his signature less than one week after the county council unanimously supported the bill.

Montgomery County Council to vote on latest minimum wage bill

If passed, Montgomery County would be one of the first suburban jurisdictions to implement a $15 minimum wage.

Former PTA treasurer charged with embezzlement in Maryland

Lisa Betts is accused of taking more than $39,000 in funds belonging to the Montgomery County council of PTAs.

Officials to meet on Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro plan

The Montgomery County Council is holding a hearing on the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday evening in Rockville. The 117-acre plan advances Montgomery … Click to Continue »

Four Montgomery candidates make their cases for how they would lead the county

Council members Marc Elrich, George Leventhal and Roger Berliner participated, as did Delegate Bill Frick

Montgomery council committee approves extending timeline for $15 wage

County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) proposed the change last month, which means he would be less likely to veto this bill.

Montgomery officials to vote on gang suppression funds

Montgomery County officials are scheduled to vote on funding to help authorities suppress gang activity. The council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a supplemental appropriation. The funding will allow … Click to Continue »

Testimony for Montgomery County Council: Bill 28-17, Human Rights and Civil Liberties–County Minimum Wage

EPI’s Marni von Wilpert delivered the following testimony before the Montgomery County Council regarding Bill 28-17, Human Rights and Civil Liberties–County Minimum Wage on September 26, 2017.

Del. Bill Frick is running for Montgomery County executive, not for Congress

The House majority leader is the only Democratic candidate not already on the council. Frick, 42, says he wants to bring a “new generation” of leadership to the county.

Montgomery County council members question validity of minimum wage study

Marc Elrich called the study commissioned by the county executive “not a valid study.”

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