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Jun 18, 2013

Montgomery Co. to hold hearing on bag tax changes

ROCKVILLE — The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold a hearing on proposed changes to the county’s 5-cent tax on carryout bags. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday evening in Rockville. The bag tax, which went into effect last year, is now in place for most retail stores and carryout food. The changes would […]

May 2, 2013

Montgomery Co. sees 4 percent job growth over 3 years

Montgomery County economic development officials said employment in the county grew by 3.9 percent between 2010 and 2012, outpacing Virginia’s Fairfax city and county and the District of Columbia.

Apr 4, 2013

Leggett proposes higher parking rates for Bethesda

BETHESDA — Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is calling for higher parking rates in Bethesda. Parking rates would increase to about $2 per hour at street meters and $1.25 per hour for parking lots under Leggett’s plan. Garages would cost 80 cents. The rates currently range from 80 cents to $1.25. Rick Siebert, the county’s […]

Feb 27, 2013

Montgomer Co. given stormwater management funds

The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund has awarded the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection a $19.8 million grant to construct and carry out stormwater management projects in the Anacostia River and Rock Creek watersheds.

Dec 12, 2012

Montgomery Co. to study later school starting times

ROCKVILLE — Montgomery County school officials say they will study starting the school day later following a petition from parents. The petition asks for school to start at 8:15 a.m., or later, instead of the current 7:25 a.m. Superintendent Joshua P. Starr made the announcement at a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday after parents […]

Nov 26, 2012

Montgomery Co. executive says 3rd term possible

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 and friends have urged him to run again and that he’d “think about it” after […]

Nov 12, 2012

Montgomery County contemplating bus-only lanes

WASHINGTON — Some lanes on busy roads in Montgomery County would be converted to dedicated bus lanes under a proposal being considered. The Washington Post reports that the proposal, supported by county transportation planners, is intended to help ease traffic congestion. Planners expect that with bus-only lanes, many commuters would opt to take the bus […]

Oct 18, 2012

Walter Reed, NIH expansions in Montgomery County worry officials

ROCKVILLE — Montgomery County officials are concerned about how planned expansions at the National Institutes of Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will affect traffic on Bethesda’s congested roads. The Washington Post reports the NIH plans to add 3,000 workers to its main campus along Rockville Pike, which already has about 20,260 workers. […]

Oct 17, 2012

Montgomery County faces cuts to keep school funds

ROCKVILLE — A new report says Montgomery County may face cuts in public services as it must follow a state law to keep education spending levels constant. The report from the county’s legislative staff released Tuesday is projecting a 5.2 percent drop in funding for services including public safety, transportation and social services for next […]

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