Montgomery County Council

Montgomery County Officials Approve Paid Sick LeaveThe Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill to require paid sick leave in the county Tuesday.
Montgomery County Officials Approve Paid Sick LeaveA panel of Montgomery County Council members is scheduled to vote on a measure to require paid sick leave in the county.
Maryland's Marijuana Law Failed to Decriminalize Pot-Smoking ParaphernaliaThe Montgomery County Council is calling on Maryland lawmakers to decriminalize the possession of devices used to smoke marijuana.
Montgomery Councilmember to Head N.Y. Nonprofit Valerie Ervin, who became the first African American woman to serve on the Montgomery County Council when she was elected in 2006, is resigning to head a New York-based nonprofit group.
Montgomery County Officials to Meet on Revenue Sharing The Montgomery County Council's Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee is holding a work session on municipal tax duplication and revenue sharing.
Montgomery County Approves $7.5 Million More For Transit Center The Montgomery County Council has approved an additional $7.5 million for construction of the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center.
Obama Nominates Former Montgomery Co. Councilmember to Top Labor SlotPresident Barack Obama has chosen Thomas Perez, a top Justice Department official, to be the next secretary of labor, calling him a consensus builder whose "story reminds us of this country's promise."
President Obama Poised To Pick Thomas Perez For Labor SecretaryPresident Barack Obama is poised to select Justice Department official Thomas Perez to be the next labor secretary, according to two people familiar with the deliberation process.
Montgomery County School Board Seeks Funding For RaisesThe Montgomery County Board of Education has approved a budget that includes $18.6 million for employee raises, but that could set up a possible battle with the County Council.
Parking Price Hikes Take Effect in Montgomery CountyBe prepared to reach a little deeper to park in parts of Montgomery County.
Sewer Line Approved For Art Gallery In PotomacThe Montgomery County Council has approved a sewer line for a billionaire businessman's art gallery in Potomac.
New Ambulance Fee Passed By Montgomery County CouncilThe Montgomery County Council has approved a countywide ambulance fee, reviving a law that was struck down by referendum and vetoed by the county executive.
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