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Political Musical Chairs Coming to Montgomery County

Term limits and Rep. John Delaney’s possible run for governor create a Democratic political vacuum with dozens of incumbents jockeying for new positions

Gansler Tests Waters For Gubernatorial Run; County Residents Fall Victim to 'Movie Money' Scam

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

County Council Member Gets Testy Before Approving Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution

George Leventhal criticizes Roger Berliner’s council leadership

Updated - Khan Announces Run for District 39 Delegate Seat

The 29-year-old has been a Democratic activist for years

Hogan Requests Legal Maneuver To Compel Purple Line Judge To Make Decision in Ongoing Lawsuit

Governor warns further delays will cost Maryland millions of dollars

More Requests Made for County-Maintained Email Address Lists

Political advocacy group, community coalition and former political candidate who now has a podcast have requested the lists of tens of thousands of email addresses

Planning Board Candidate Faces Criticism for Years-Old Blog Posts Poking Fun at Bethesda

Seventh State blog republishes Dan Reed’s tongue-in-cheek writing comparing Bethesda, Silver Spring

Rockville City Council Plans To Move Forward With Immigration Ordinance Next Month

Proposal to codify the city’s existing policy of not having police enforce federal immigration laws drew divided testimony at a public hearing in March

Madaleno Says He’ll Run for Governor

Montgomery County state senator enters what is likely to be a crowded field of Democratic challengers

Leggett Says Legal System Worked in Rockville High Rape Case

Montgomery County executive decries stereotyping of immigrant community after rape charges dropped against one teen; MCPS superintendent says district would find an alternate site to educate both of the accused if they returned to school

Elrich Bill Aims To Put Recordation Tax Burden on High-Value Buildings

Apartment, office building owners strongly oppose proposed change

Jimmy Kimmel, Jamie Raskin Praise Funding Increase for NIH

The talk show host and local congressman applauded the $2 billion increase for the Bethesda research center

Local Leaders Urge Judge in Purple Line Case To Make a Decision

Ongoing delays due to lawsuit are costing the state money, elected officials said

Cancer Patients, Researchers Oppose Trump’s Proposed NIH Spending Cut

Maryland Democratic Party chair Kathleen Matthews urged Gov. Larry Hogan to speak out against Trump’s budget at event Wednesday in Bethesda

Board of Elections Examining Voter Rolls after Conservative Group Raises Questions

Judicial Watch found the county has more registered voters than residents 18 and older

Council’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill to Change to Resolution

Resolution would ask rather than mandate the county to divest retirement funds from oil and natural gas companies

County Council Looks To Add $1 Million More to Public Election Fund

Additional money would bring fund total to $11 million for the 2018 election

County Council Votes Against Leggett’s Proposed Salary Schedule for Top Employees

One member said county executive is not taking task seriously

White Supremacist Group Fliers Posted Near County Council Building

A council member mentioned the fliers shortly before the council approved $225,000 in funds to bolster security at Jewish community buildings

State Puts Forth Plan To Add Lanes on I-270 To Reduce Traffic Congestion

Transportation officials estimate the project could be completed in 2019, but critics are skeptical about whether it will work
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