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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 , Valerie Ervin , Montgomery County Council , 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 , Montgomery County Council , budget , Walter Bader , Dr. Jerry Weast , ike leggett , Educational Facilities Officers , Joseph Lowery , James Hubert High School , Springbrook High School , 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: Montgomery County Council , budget , layoffs , furloughs , ambulance fees , libraries , 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

Plan to merge police forces stalls in Mont. Co.

Time is running out for a complicated plan to merge Montgomery County's police force with Maryland-National Capital Park Police.

Tags: Maryland National Capital Park police , Montgomery County , Montgomery County Council , Prince George's County , Isiah Leggett , Montgomery County Police , Maryland General Assembly , Evan Haning

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 07:58pm EST

MoCo unlikely to raise taxes despite deficit

The Montgomery County Council is exploring fundamental changes to avoid another huge budget deficit, but new taxes likely aren't on the immediate horizon.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , Montgomery County , budget deficit , Kate Ryan , Office of Legislative Oversight

Monday - 11/22/2010, 03:55pm EST

Even keel in Montgomery Co. Council, school board

Despite a tempestuous political sphere nationwide, every incumbent, all Democrats, retook their council seats in Montgomery County, where the closest margin was a 19-point victory over the Republican challenger in District 2.

Tags: Hans Riemer , Craig Rice , Duchy Trachtenberg , Marc Elrich , George Leventhal , Roger Berliner , Phil Andrewss , Nancy Navarro , Valerie Ervin , Patricia O'Neill , Shirley Brandman , Judy Docca , Mike Durso , Montgomery County Council , Montgomery County Board of Elections , Paul D. Shinkman

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 09:36am EDT

Ambulance fees rejected in Montgomery County

"We're losing about $14 million, and we'll be looking to balance the budget accordingly," says Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen.

Tags: ambulance fees , Montgomery County Council , Isiah Leggett , Kate Ryan , Colleen Kelleher

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 07:25am EDT

MoCo official calls for street changes, praises D.C.

The number of pedestrians killed by cars can be cut down by making design changes to streets, the president of the Montgomery County Council says.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , Pedestrian , pedestrian deaths , Adam Tuss , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 04:43pm EDT

Montgomery County council examining layoff possibilities

It's early in the budget process, but Montgomery County already sees a $143 million budget gap. And the county's Director of Budget and Management Joseph Beach tells WTOP layoffs are likely.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , Joseph Beach , ike leggett , Montgomery County Public Schools , Maintenance of Effort , Marc Elrich , Maryland Department Of Education , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 07:51pm EDT

Leggett to dept. heads: Prep for budget cuts

County Executive Ike Leggett says department heads should prepare for 10 percent to 15 percent reductions in the next fiscal year.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , Isiah Leggett , ike leggett , Valerie Ervin

Monday - 09/27/2010, 12:18pm EDT
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