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Isiah Leggett

Oct 12, 2016

Leggett rules out 4th term as Montgomery County executive

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, the son of a sawmill laborer who rose from the Jim Crow South to become a Howard University law professor and chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party, said Tuesday he will not seek a fourth term. “I don’t want to use the word retire, but I’m not running,” said Leggett, […]

Aug 5, 2016

Montgomery Co. returns $296K riot aid check to Baltimore

A Montgomery County official is returning a $296,000 check meant to pay for riot aid to Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports County Executive Isiah Leggett wrote to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake this week, saying, “… we accepted the call for assistance with the belief that the City would do the same for us in a time of […]

Jul 7, 2016

Cybersecurity, startups top Montgomery County priorities

The newly-minted Montgomery County Economic Development Corp., which took over for a pair of now-defunct entities on July 1, is making cybersecurity its first priority. The corporation has just commissioned a survey to “take the pulse” of the cyber ecosystem in the county to get a sense of how it can be nurtured and developed, […]

Jul 7, 2016

Montgomery officials to discuss solidarity with Muslims

GERMANTOWN — Top officials in Montgomery County will be signing a statement reaffirming the county’s solidarity with the Muslim community. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and County Council President Nancy Floreen will sign the statement on Thursday at an event hosted by the Islamic Society of Germantown. Leggett says he and the council president want […]

Mar 7, 2016

New Adventist hospital aims to boost research, economy

Adventist HealthCare doesn’t just see its new hospital as a modern facility to treat the sick but as a vehicle for new research partnerships and economic growth in Montgomery County. The new, $331 million Washington Adventist Hospital will be in the White Oak area of Silver Spring, not far from the headquarters of the U.S. […]

Feb 3, 2016

Baker to detail how Hogan gives ‘short end of the stick’ to some jurisdictions

Local leaders from three heavily Democratic areas will meet with reporters to offer a contrarian view of last year under Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

Dec 3, 2015

Montgomery Co. scores new fiber link to major Internet hub

Montgomery County will soon have a direct, fiber-optic link to the area of Virginia that some call “the center of the Internet.” Florida-based USA FIBER is preparing to build a fiber link between Ashburn, Va. and Baltimore that will pass through Montgomery, offering the county’s businesses, federal agencies and research centers faster connection speeds, company […]

Aug 5, 2015

Montgomery tests high-speed wireless system in Silver Spring

Montgomery County is testing a way to bring super-fast Internet access to businesses and residents without the cost of installing new fiber-optic cable. The initiative, known as “ultraGig,” brings a one-gigabit-per-second wireless broadband connection to the county’s Silver Spring Innovation Center, an incubator for emerging tech and life-sciences companies. UltraGig is a public-[...]

Apr 11, 2015

Best week, worst week: Leggett vindicated; fracking advocates face setback

Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett was vindicated. Supporters of hydraulic fracturing in Maryland probably took a two-year setback.

Sep 9, 2013

Montgomery Co. aims to stop panhandling, accidents

WHEATON — Montgomery County is launching a new initiative to stop panhandling and prevent accidents. WRC-TV reports that County Executive Isiah Leggett will announce the new program called “Give a Hand-Up, Not a Hand-Out” on Monday in Wheaton. The program encourages drivers to donate to county social services rather than giving cash directly to panhandlers. […]

Jun 12, 2013

Eye Opener: A Democrat endorses a Republican

A few government and politics headlines for Wednesday:

Apr 17, 2013

Spending on Montgomery Co. schools to increase

ROCKVILLE — Montgomery County officials say new state mandates will drive up spending on the county’s school system by $100 million over the next four years. The spending is driven in part by a shift of some teacher pension costs to counties that was approved last year. Spending will also be driven up by a […]

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