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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: Nancy Floreen , Valerie Ervin , Montgomery County Council , budget , ambulance fees

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

Some Montgomery Co. firefighters to get raise

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has agreed to cut firefighter physical fitness costs from the budget in order to give some emergency workers a pay raise.

Tags: firefighter , budget , safety , fitness , pay raise , Bob Drummer , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 02:36pm EDT

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 , Educational Facilities Officers , Joseph Lowery , James Hubert High School , Springbrook High School , Nancy Floreen , Kate Ryan

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 11:24pm 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 , Maryland Public Service Commission , Montgomery County Council , 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: Montgomery County Council , the Gazette , Montgomery County Police , Thomas Manger

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

Leggett's budget plan includes hundreds of job cuts

Under a new Montgomery County budget plan, hundreds of jobs would be eliminated and county schools would receive less money than requested.

Tags: Isiah Leggett , Montgomery County budget , Michelle Basch

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 08:12pm EDT

Bag tax coming to Montgomery County

If you live in D.C., you're used to bringing your own bags when going shopping. If you live in Montgomery County, you may also want to get into the habit.

Tags: bag tax , Montgomery County

Monday - 03/07/2011, 02:35pm EST

Md. lawmakers set tone for even tighter budgets

For the second year in a row, Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett sent a pointed message to state lawmakers

Tags: Montgomery County Public Schools , Martin O'Malley , Kumar Barve , Kate Ryan , Valerie Ervin

Monday - 12/13/2010, 05:01pm EST

Cash-strapped MoCo goes into 'break-fix' mode

Due to the current budget crunch, basic maintenance will take a big hit in the county, says David Dise, Director of General Services for Montgomery County.

Tags: Montgomery County , Montgomery County budget , budget cuts , budget gaps , David Dise , Kate Ryan

Friday - 12/10/2010, 04:38pm EST

Two counties, two very different inaugurations

One county is trying to prove it can be epicurean. The only hopes to demonstrate its fiscal responsibility.

Tags: Rushern Baker , Isiah Leggett , Montgomery County Executive , Prince George's County Executive , Jack Johnson , Inaugural Ball

Friday - 12/03/2010, 10:33am EST
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