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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 budget gap nearing $200 million next year, Leggett says

Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett (D) has told officials that the county faces a gap of nearly $200 million in next year's budget--and that national election results earlier this month could make things worse. The midterm results--namely Republicans' imminent control...

By Michael Laris  | November 11, 2010; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Michael Laris, Montgomery County  | Tags:  montgomery budget  
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UPDATED: Montgomery judge dismisses challenge to ambulance fee campaign

A Montgomery County judge hearing an emergency challenge to government efforts to campaign for an ambulance fee said Monday that a county-produced campaign flier is intended to intimidate voters.

By Michael Laris  | November 1, 2010; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Michael Laris, Montgomery County  | Tags:  montgomery ambulance fee  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Trachtenberg concedes defeat to Riemer in Montgomery, Michael Laris , September 15, 2010
Montgomery inspector general to leave job, Michael Laris , August 11, 2010
MoCo schools threaten lawsuit over budget, Michael Laris , May 4, 2010
Enough snow plows? O'Malley answers on NPR, Michael Laris , February 11, 2010
Another $85 million down in Montgomery, Michael Laris , November 19, 2009
Fillmore deal done, Montgomery officials say, Michael Laris , November 12, 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
How Some Would Save $1 Million in Montgomery, Michael Laris , September 14, 2009
One Sharp-Edged Speech, Two Views From Maryland, Michael Laris , September 10, 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
About the Writers: Michael Laris, Christopher Dean Hopkins , July 1, 2009
 
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