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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 , Nancy Floreen , Maryland General Assembly , teacher pension , Montgomery County Public Schools , Dr. Jerry Weast , Mike Knapp , Kate Ryan

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

Montgomery Co. to firefighters: Fundraise elsewhere

Come Labor Day, the signs are everywhere. Firefighters stand in the street, collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through their annual Fill the Boot campaign.

Tags: Montgomery County , firefighters , Muscular Dystrophy Association , alicia lozano

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 01:05pm EDT

Pepco, pandhandling debated at Montgomery Co. meeting

Transportation and taxes, power outages and panhandling. Montgomery County residents spoke out about them all at a town hall meeting in our area last night.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , Roger Berliner , Valerie Ervin , Pepco , panhandling , Michelle Basch

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 09:59am EST

'Question A': The cost of the ambulance fee campaign

A Montgomery County politician wants to know exactly how much taxpayer money the county spent campaigning for a recent proposal on ambulance fees that did not pass.

Tags: Andrew Mollenbeck , ambulance fees , Question A , Montgomery County Council

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 09:49am EST

Crossing guard salaries to be examined by council

Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin doesn't believe the amount of money the county's 177 crossing guards make is out of sorts.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , crossing guards , Valerie Ervin , cost of living , Jeremy Lasich , Kate Ryan

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 08:00pm EDT

8-day furloughs planned for Montgomery Co.'s highest paid

Employees who make more than $100,000 or more would be furloughed for eight days, while those with salaries between $50,000 and $100,000 would be furloughed for five days. Employees with salaries of less than $50,000 would be furloughed three 3 days.

Tags: Montgomery County , furlough , Montgomery County Council , George Leventhal , Michelle Basch

Friday - 05/21/2010, 09:50am EDT

Schoolyard fight brewing over furloughs in Md.

School Superintendent Dr. Jerry Weast says he's balking over furloughs because of the impact it would have on the education process.

Tags: Jerry Weast , Montgomery County Public Schools , furloughs , Kate Ryan , Nancy Floreen ,

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 06:40pm EDT

Montgomery Co. looks to curtail budget woes

The county will look at its existing contracts to see what can be cut as it struggles with a nearly $200 million.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , Isiah Leggett , Rockville , Nancy Floreen , Joe Beach , Mark Elrich , Roger Berliner , Kate Ryan

Friday - 04/23/2010, 07:52am EDT