A few government and politics headlines for Wednesday:Read More »
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 ...Read More »
SILVER SPRING — The opening date of a new transit hub in Silver Spring remains unclear as extensive repair work is still needed. Montgomery County officials say that work, which includes ripping out two sections of the second floor, won’t ...Read More »
ROCKVILLE — Montgomery County planners are proposing a scaled-back bus rapid transit system after an outside firm found the original proposal wouldn’t justify its cost. The county had planned to install a 160-mile rapid bus network at a cost of ...Read More »
ROCKVILLE — Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett tells a newspaper he will consider running for re-election, a departure from a previous statement that he would not seek a third term. The Washington Examiner reports Monday that Leggett said community members ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Once reluctant to embrace large-scale gambling, Maryland is now on track to potentially become a major casino state on the East Coast, after voters decided to allow Las Vegas-style table games at six casinos, including one next to ...Read More »
Baltimore's tourism agency rose in support of Maryland's expanded gambling referendum Friday, saying that legalization of table games would make a future city casino more attractive to outsider, thus bolstering tourism.
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Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat, launched a committee Thursday that will help him explore a campaign for attorney general in 2014, apparently indicating that incumbent Douglas F. Gansler will run for governor that year.Read More »
Maryland county executives are picking sides on the state's upcoming casino referendum, but the sides are hardly surprising.
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ROCKVILLE — A Montgomery County task force says a rapid bus network there would cost about $1.83 billion to build and another $1.1 million per mile each year to operate. The Washington Examiner reports that the Transit Task Force wants ...Read More »