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Stormwater Contracting Issue Looms as County Council Formally Approves Fiscal 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets

County Executive Leggett, who is trying to reform how contracts for stormwater capital projects are awarded, plans to veto the council’s decision to keep the current contracting system
05/25/18

As Democrats Battle, Hogan Remains Quiet; Registration Now Open for Summer Parks Activities

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning
05/25/18

Bethesda Community Advocates, Parents Critique ‘Placeholder’ Projects for Local Schools

County Council uses funds to prevent housing development from stalling in areas with crowded classrooms
05/24/18

Health Officials: Confirmed Case of Measles in Montgomery County

Highly contagious virus spreads through air
05/24/18

Montgomery Council Requests Primary Ballots Be Reprinted for Gubernatorial Candidate Valerie Ervin

In letter, members wrote ballots should include all ‘eligible candidates’
05/24/18

Critics Organizing Against Regional Amazon Bids; Hogan Makes E-ZPass Devices Free

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning
05/24/18

County Council Approves Funds for Immigrant Legal Services

Also took initial vote on proposal to speed up development review process for Amazon or another large company
05/22/18

Corporate Leaders Push for Regional Toll Road Network; County To Welcome British Delegation

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning
05/22/18

Immigrant Legal Aid Group Withdraws Request for Montgomery County Funding

County Council plans to realign funding to enable other groups to apply for immigrant legal aid money
05/21/18

Week Ahead: Immigrant Groups To Rally Monday as Deportation Defense Funding Faces Peril

Plus: County Council continues stormwater management work; two county executive candidate forums scheduled this week
05/21/18

Montgomery County Council Gives Initial Approval to Fiscal 2019 Capital and Operating Budgets

Members expected to vote May 24 on final passage of operating budget that’s nearly $ 15 million higher than county executive’s proposal
05/17/18

County To Gauge Developer Interest in Project on Waverly Garage Property

MCDOT says mixed-use development could add parking space at the site
05/17/18

Rockville Approves $ 136 Million Budget

Property tax rate remains the same in fiscal 2019
05/17/18

Winery Owners, Some Farmers at Odds Over Loosening Zoning Rules in Agricultural Reserve To Allow More Farm Alcohol Production

Black Ankle Vineyards and Old Westminster Winery founders, who are opening new wineries in Clarksburg, welcomed the proposed changes
05/16/18

County Council Unanimously Approves Zoning Changes for Small Cell Antennas

Move will enable more antennas to be installed in mixed-use, commercial and industrial zones
05/15/18

Gaithersburg-based Academic Program To Offer ‘Fresh Start’ to Students Recovering from Addiction

Program backed by MCPS, service providers could get up and running over the summer
05/15/18

Robin Ficker Faces Midnight Deadline To Qualify for Public Financing

Republican county executive candidate said he was unaware he had to meet the requirements 45 days before the June 26 primary election because he doesn’t have a primary opponent
05/15/18

Supreme Court Knocks Down Barrier to Legalized Sports Betting; Ervin Encouraged To Join Gubernatorial Contest

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning
05/15/18

County Council Votes Against Leggett’s Plan To Change Stormwater Project Contracting

Divided members decide to keep method that environmental agency officials described as costly and inefficient for now, but do agree to reduce capital budget for stormwater projects
05/14/18

Week Ahead: Public Hearing on Amazon-Related Zoning Change

Plus: Bethesda summer concerts kickoff Thursday; county executive candidate forum Thursday
05/14/18
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