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Smith appointed as first African American Maryland Senator

Smith appointed as first African American Maryland Senator

In a historic moment in county politics, delegate William C. Smith Jr. was appointed to the Maryland Senate on Dec. 7, becoming the first African American representing Montgomery County to…

Montgomery County passes term limit restrictions on County Council

This past election on November 8 has brought political upheaval, both nationally and locally. Question B, the charter amendment limiting county council and executive positions to three consecutive terms, passed…

Hogan Proposes Paid Sick Leave Bill

As 2016 drew to a close, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he would be introducing a bill in 2017 that would require businesses with 50 or more employees, who work…

County Council’s proposed increase in minimum wage sparks controversy

Members of the Montgomery County Council are preparing to propose a bill that would incrementally raise the county’s minimum wage from $10.75 per hour to $15 per hour by 2020.…

Hogan joins debate over Montgomery County Liquor System

Accompanying the recent elections, there has been a growing controversy over the Montgomery County liquor system. Currently, the Department of Liquor Control (DLC) controls most of the alcohol distribution and…

Maryland Board of Public Works Cuts Millions From State Spending

Maryland Board of Public Works Cuts Millions From State Spending

In a unanimous vote on November 2, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved an $82 million cut from the current state budget that will impact funding for colleges and…

District 2 Board of Education Race pits Smondrowski against Rippeon

On November 8, voters across Montgomery County will choose their representative in District 2 for the Board of Education. District 2 includes rural areas of Montgomery County such as Barnesville…

Van Hollen Ahead of Szeliga In Race for Open Senate Seat

As November 8 draws nearer, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) and state Del. Kathy Szeliga (R) continue their battle for the vacant MD Senate seat, which opened up due…