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Tom Perez Attends Opening of Hillary Clinton Campaign Office in Bethesda

U.S. labor secretary and former County Council member has been rumored as a potential choice for vice president
04/13/16

Montgomery County Council Member Introduces Bill to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

Marc Elrich said increasing the minimum wage is a social and moral issue
04/13/16

Trone Announces He Has Spent $9.1 Million on Congressional Campaign

The Total Wine & More founder announced the total in a full-page ad in The Washington Post that was also posted on his website
04/12/16

Alex and Calvin’s Law Weakened Before Passing General Assembly

Under approved legislation parents risk jail time for hosting underage drinking parties, but there’s a catch
04/12/16

Edwards, Van Hollen Clash Over Campaign Finance, Trade in Silver Spring Debate

Sharp tone of final meeting of two Senate candidates bespeaks closeness of Democratic contest
04/12/16

Dispute Escalates Over Raskin’s Claims Of Environmental Accomplishments in TV Ad

Independent fact-checking group weighs in with analysis backing Barve’s criticism
04/11/16

After PayPal Cancels Plans for North Carolina Expansion, State Delegate Invites Company to Maryland

Del. Kirill Reznik wrote to PayPal CEO who announced this week the company won’t open in Charlotte after governor signed controversial Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act
04/07/16

County Council Bill Aims to Ease Tax Burden on Seniors

Legislation would allow the elderly to defer paying property tax increases until they sell their homes
04/06/16

Kumar Barve Highlights Health Insurance Legislation in First TV Ad Set to Debut Today

The longtime state delegate is the fifth District 8 congressional candidate to air a TV ad
04/06/16

UPDATED: Board of Public Works Approves Purple Line Agreement

The board Wednesday approved the $5.6 billion, 36-year contract with Purple Line Transit Partners
04/05/16

County Council Members Accuse State of Not Sharing Purple Line Savings

State transit officials deflect questions by saying the only way the project could move forward is if significant savings to state’s cost could be made
04/04/16

No Timeline Set Yet for New DLC Task Force

Spokesperson for County Executive Ike Leggett said work is underway to set it up
04/01/16

UPDATED: Super PAC Affiliated with EMILY’s List Steps in to Boost Matthews Campaign

Women Vote! spends $106,000 on advertising and direct mail
03/30/16

UPDATE: State Responds to Legislators' Questions about Purple Line Agreement

Delegates from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties asked for details about fares, coordination with Metro and mitigating construction-caused disruptions
03/30/16

Will Jawando Becomes Latest District 8 Candidate to Launch TV Ad

Former Obama administration official talks about his life in ad set to run locally on cable stations
03/28/16

Endorsement Scorecard: Who’s Backing Whom in District 8 Democratic Congressional Campaign

Endorsements pour in for hotly contested race to succeed Van Hollen
03/28/16

Challenger for Board of Education Showing Significant Financial Support

Sebastian Johnson, who’s taking on at-large incumbent Phil Kauffman and three other candidates, raised almost $18,000 in three months for primary race
03/25/16

Jamie Raskin Becomes Third District 8 Candidate to Enter TV Ad Fray

The state senator from Takoma Park has been slamming opponents David Trone and Kathleen Matthews for their TV and radio spending
03/24/16

In Supreme Court Nominee’s Bethesda Neighborhood, a Serene Scene, Despite Reporters

Edgemoor unexpectedly cast in the spotlight with the nomination of Merrick Garland
03/16/16

Amid Sniping on Other Fronts, Major Policy Difference Emerges in District 8 Race

Majority of Democratic contenders oppose controversial trade deal, but Trone supports it
03/16/16
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