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Study on Montgomery’s Proposed Minimum-Wage Increase Predicts Gloomy Economic Impact

County-commissioned analysis projects 47,000 jobs lost by 2022 if wage rises to $15
08/02/17

David Trone Announces He'll Run for Congress

Total Wine & More co-owner trying again for a local seat
08/02/17

Town of Chevy Chase Poised to Join Paris Climate Change Pledge

Montgomery County municipalities sign on after Trump says U.S. will withdraw
08/01/17

Bethesda Resident, ACLU Suing Gov. Hogan Over Blocked Facebook Access

Lawsuit alleges that deleting social media comments and banning users violates First Amendment
08/01/17

Trone Says He’ll Announce His Political Intentions on Wednesday

Potomac businessman considering running for Rep. John Delaney’s congressional seat or county executive
08/01/17

Geography Fuels Review of County Council Structure

Commission considering change because of Takoma Park members, but some say it’s not warranted
08/01/17

Updated: John Delaney Announces Run for President

Congressman declares in op-ed that country needs bipartisan approach to infrastructure and international tax reform
07/28/17

Candidates Line Up To Run for At-Large County Council Seats in 2018

More than 20 people may run for four countywide seats, three of which are open
07/28/17

Delaney Plans To Announce Decision This Weekend on Political Future

Potomac congressman leaning toward presidential run, source says
07/27/17

County Council Begins Second Attempt To Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Marc Elrich introduces new version of minimum wage bill; local business coalition says legislation should be withdrawn until county impact study is released
07/26/17

Friends of Capital Crescent Trail Take Purple Line Fight to U.S. Transportation Secretary

Will Elaine Chao sign the project’s federal grant agreement?
07/25/17

Rockville Confederate Statue Removed

The nearly 13-ton statue will be installed at a private property in Dickerson later this week
07/24/17

Jonathan Shurberg—Election Law Attorney, Candidate and Political Blogger—Dies at 54

Funeral service set for Tuesday for Silver Spring resident
07/21/17

County Plans To Push for State Law Change To Prevent Release of Citizens’ Email Addresses, Phone Numbers

Move comes after hundreds of thousands of email addresses were released to several people following public information requests
07/19/17

Del. Waldstreicher To Seek District 18 Senate Seat Being Vacated by Madaleno

Shetty, vice chair of county Democratic committee, will run for open delegate seat
07/19/17

Madaleno Formally Announces Run for Governor

State senator from Montgomery County is pitching his budget and legislative experience
07/17/17

Two Democrats Eyeing Delaney’s Seat Outraised Him in 2nd Quarter Of 2017

FEC reports show Miller tapped into Indian-American community, while Frick got a boost from fellow lawyers
07/17/17

Miller Announces $350,000 Fundraising Haul for Possible Race for Delaney’s Seat

State delegate raises money before Delaney has announced whether he will run for re-election
07/13/17

Bernie Sanders Endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland Governor in Silver Spring

Former presidential candidate declared Jealous has 'the radical idea that maybe, just maybe government should represent all of the people and not just the 1 percent'
07/13/17

Hucker Confident County Can Set Up Student Loan Agency

Council member believes he has support from colleagues to make it a reality
07/12/17
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