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Montgomery County bag tax isn't changing habits

A five-cent tax on plastic bags isn't changing the behavior of Montgomery County shoppers as much as officials had hoped.

Tags: bag tax

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:08pm EST

MoCo Council to receive briefing on budget issues

Montgomery County officials this week are expected to learn how their jurisdiction got to the point of facing a projected shortfall of roughly $200 million.

Tags: ike leggett , Nancy Floreen , Valerie Ervin , budget , ambulance fees

Sunday - 11/21/2010, 05:49pm EST

Police upset at Montgomery County budget cuts

Montgomery County Police feel that budget cuts hurt police more than anyone else in the county. Walter Bader, with Police Union FOP Lodge #35, complains that police are having to do less with more, and will be furloughed while school employees will not.

Tags: Montgomery County Police Department , budget , Walter Bader , Dr. Jerry Weast , ike leggett , Educational Facilities Officers , Joseph Lowery , James Hubert High School , Springbrook High School , Nancy Floreen , Kate Ryan

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 11:24pm EDT

Montgomery County cuts have everyone wincing

The Montgomery County Council has been saying for months the 2011 budget would have everyone feeling the pain. That assessment appears to be right on the money.

Tags: budget , layoffs , furloughs , ambulance fees , libraries , Nancy Floreen , Maryland General Assembly , teacher pension , Montgomery County Public Schools , Dr. Jerry Weast , phil andrews , Mike Knapp , Kate Ryan

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 10:52pm EDT

Mont. Co. school board hiring practices under fire

A Maryland parents group claims the county acted illegally when hiring Joshua Starr. The Parents' Coalition of Montgomery County recently filed a complaint with the state attorney general.

Tags: Joshua Starr , Montgomery County , schools

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 04:52pm EDT

Cuts, higher taxes as MoCo grapples with $300M budget gap

Montgomery County residents will pay a little more in property taxes, but they won't lose as much as originally outlined in earlier versions of the county budget.

Tags: Kate Ryan

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 06:47pm EDT

Montgomery Council preserves funding for Viagra

When it comes to the Montgomery County budget, size matters. The size of the budget shortfall, that is.

Tags: Kate Ryan

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 08:03pm EDT

Spare a dime? Meter increase approved in Mont. County

Parking rates are going up in Bethesda and Silver Spring by 10 cents per hour after the Montgomery County Council approved the increases Tuesday.

Tags: Roger Berliner , parking meters

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 02:26pm EDT

Md. group: Harsher penalties, proactive policies for Pepco

A Montgomery County organization tasked with studying Pepco is recommending a harsher approach to governing the embattled utility provider, recently criticized by county and state leaders for protracted power outages and insufficient customer response.

Tags: Pepco , Joseph Rigby , Michelle Basch , Paul D. Shinkman , ike leggett , Maryland Public Service Commission , Roger Berliner

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 11:14am EDT

Montgomery County may cut school police program

Montgomery County council members and the county's school leaders are at odds over how nine reaming school resource officer positions should be funded.

Tags: the Gazette , Montgomery County Police , ike leggett , Thomas Manger

Sunday - 04/17/2011, 10:23am EDT
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