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Budget dueling is back over Montgomery schools funding

It's budget season in Montgomery, and that means it's time for the yearly bout of brinksmanship between leaders of the Montgomery County public schools and county officials who decide how much money will go to education -- at a time when many government departments are shrinking.

By Washington Post Editors  | March 10, 2011; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Michael Laris, Montgomery County  
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Leggett proposes 5-cent bag tax for Montgomery County

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett proposed a 5-cent bag tax Monday that would apply to nearly all retail establishments, not just stores that sell food, as is the case in the District.

By Michael Laris  | March 7, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Michael Laris, Montgomery County  
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Montgomery pushing Verizon to explain 911 problems during storm

Montgomery County officials said Tuesday that they still have no clear answers from Verizon about what caused widespread technical problems that prevented many cell phone users from reaching 911 during the Jan. 26 storm. Officials were inundated with 911 calls,...

By Michael Laris  | February 8, 2011; 6:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Michael Laris, Montgomery County  
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Pepco faces criticism from Montgomery County Council

Pepco executives were sharply criticized by the Montgomery County Council on Monday during a far-reaching post-thundersnow scolding that at times took on the demeanor of a prosecution. Council members accused Pepco of lavishing its shareholders with dividends while spending too...

By Michael Laris  | February 7, 2011; 8:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Montgomery sues online travel vendors over tax payments

Montgomery County filed a federal lawsuit against a host of online travel vendors including Expedia and Orbitz, claiming that the county doesn't get its fair share of taxes.

By Maria Glod  | December 23, 2010; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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O'Malley budget advisers: Counties should pay 40 percent of teacher pension costs

Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget advisers have recommended shifting 40 percent of Maryland's teacher retirement costs to county governments -- a move that could save the state $342 million a year but exacerbate local fiscal woes. O'Malley (D) said in an...

By John Wagner  | December 20, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Governor, John Wagner, Montgomery County, Prince George's County  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Trachtenberg concedes defeat to Riemer in Montgomery, Michael Laris , September 15, 2010
Leggett cancels snow update, citing snowstorm, John Wagner , February 10, 2010
Vacant Montgomery Planning Board seat filled, Washington Post Editors , February 9, 2010
Edwards votes to sanction Iran, Jonathan Mummolo , December 15, 2009
Will Edwards vote for Iran sanctions?, Jonathan Mummolo , December 15, 2009
Ike Leggett on defense and offense, Michael Laris , December 7, 2009
Edwards speaks, Anne Bartlett , December 4, 2009
Another $85 million down in Montgomery, Michael Laris , November 19, 2009
Fillmore deal done, Montgomery officials say, Michael Laris , November 12, 2009
State may levy millions in fines against Montgomery schools, Christopher Dean Hopkins , November 5, 2009
Montgomery's Leggett proposes mid-year budget cuts, Michael Laris , October 29, 2009
Swine Flu Close to Home for Rep. Van Hollen, Michael Laris , October 9, 2009
Can Montgomery become Cambridge or San Diego? , Michael Laris , September 30, 2009
Health Studies Proposed For Montgomery Roads , Michael Laris , September 29, 2009
Biden Talks Up Health Reform With Montgomery Seniors, Michael Laris , September 23, 2009
Montgomery Council Reverses Course On Land Purchase, Michael Laris , September 22, 2009
A Chat With Rep. Donna Edwards, Jonathan Mummolo , September 18, 2009
Maryland Gang Law Useless, Prosecutors Say, Aaron C. Davis , September 15, 2009
Rep. Edwards: Censure Obama Heckler, Jonathan Mummolo , September 11, 2009
Laurel Referendum Results Are In, Washington Post Editors , September 9, 2009
Former Opponent Duncan Criticizes O'Malley Campaign, Aaron C. Davis , September 5, 2009
Van Hollen Talks Health Care at Leisure World, Michael Laris , August 31, 2009
Fruit Detente In Montgomery?, Michael Laris , August 28, 2009
End-of-Life Politics: The View From A Hospice, Michael Laris , August 19, 2009
County Governments Rank High for Online Services, Jonathan Mummolo , July 30, 2009
WSSC Nominee Advances, Jonathan Mummolo , July 23, 2009
Speed Humps Spark Debate in MoCo, Anne Bartlett , June 16, 2009
And Then There Were Nine in MoCo, Ann Marimow , June 3, 2009
MoCo Dems Unite Behind Navarro , Ann Marimow , May 11, 2009
Getting WSSC News and Alerts, Washington Post Editors , May 6, 2009
Another Wrinkle in MoCo Election, Ann Marimow , April 30, 2009
Rival Camps Line Up for MoCo's Absentee Count, Ann Marimow , April 23, 2009
Berlage Named Planning Chief in St. Mary's, Miranda Spivack , April 1, 2009
Leggett Backs Kramer in MoCo's District 4, Ann Marimow , March 30, 2009
Keillor Takes Note of MoCo Disability Benefits, Anne Bartlett , March 11, 2009
Ten Candidates File to Run in MoCo District 4, Anne Bartlett , March 6, 2009
MoCo Delegate's Emotional Appeal on Death Penalty, Rosalind S. Helderman , March 6, 2009
Leggett's Car Hit By Alleged Drunk Driver, Ann Marimow , March 2, 2009
MoCo Sets Dates for District 4 Special Election, Ann Marimow , February 12, 2009
Special Election Date Confounds MoCo Council , Ann Marimow , February 10, 2009
More Gloom and Doom For MoCo's Economic Outlook, Ann Marimow , February 4, 2009
Montgomery Council Member Praisner Dies at 76, Anne Bartlett , January 30, 2009
MoCo's IG Presses For Disability Retirement Fix, Ann Marimow , January 29, 2009
Andrews Criticizes MoCo Firefighter Deal, Anne Bartlett , January 26, 2009
Praisner to Undergo Surgery, Anne Bartlett , January 26, 2009
Moco's Praisner Admitted to Hospital, Anne Bartlett , January 20, 2009
MoCo Union Closes In On Pay Raise Deal, Ann Marimow , December 16, 2008
MoCo Council Takes Aim at Commission Stipends, Ann Marimow , December 11, 2008
MoCo Talks With Unions Stall Over Pay Raises, Ann Marimow , December 2, 2008
MoCo Council Chooses Andrews As President, Anne Bartlett , December 2, 2008
MoCo Council: Fix Disability Retirement Program, Anne Bartlett , November 28, 2008
MoCo Professional Firefighters Pull Out of Talks , Anne Bartlett , November 21, 2008
Political Hardball in MoCo's Ambulance Fee Debate, Ann Marimow , November 19, 2008
Council Veep Contest Underway in MoCo, Anne Bartlett , November 13, 2008
MoCo Ambulance Fee Finds Surprising Support, Ann Marimow , November 6, 2008
MoCo's Absentees Swell to 50,000 and Counting, Miranda Spivack , November 3, 2008
Update: MoCo Mailer Citation Finally Accurate, Anne Bartlett , November 2, 2008
Leggett's MoCo Agenda Now on YouTube, Anne Bartlett , October 10, 2008
Leggett Seeks $50 Million in Mid-Year Cuts, Anne Bartlett , October 9, 2008
Supporters, Foes Focus on MoCo Tax Amendment, Anne Bartlett , October 6, 2008
Leggett Plans Trade Trip to Asia, Anne Bartlett , October 2, 2008
Fillmore Plan Divides MoCo Council, Anne Bartlett , September 30, 2008
MoCo Ambulance Fee Gains Traction with Council, Ann Marimow , September 26, 2008
MoCo's Budget Shortfall Persists, Ann Marimow , September 22, 2008
First Lady Praises MoCo Woman, Anne Bartlett , September 18, 2008
Tensions High Between Leggett, MoCo Council, Ann Marimow , September 9, 2008
Md. High Court Takes Transgender Case, Ann Marimow , August 12, 2008
Forcing School Kids to Walk Farther, Mike McPhate , June 23, 2008
 
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