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Jheanelle Wilkins appointed to Maryland State House

On January 9, activist and community leader Jheanelle Wilkins was elected to the Maryland State House, representing District 20, which comprises Silver Spring and Takoma Park, among other areas bordering…

Hogan cracks down on crime

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) is proposing a package of legislation aimed at enforcing laws against rape, drug and sex trafficking crimes, as well as guaranteeing more rights to the…

Hogan allocates funding toward environmental improvement

Governor Hogan has recently released his environmental agenda for the 2017 legislative session. He proposes to spend roughly $65 million on programs designed to improve the environment. However, his plan…

Roger Berliner elected County Council President

Roger Berliner was elected President of the Montgomery County Council on December 6, exactly one month after the general election. Berliner, along with Vice President Hans Riemer, was unanimously chosen…

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‚Äôs minimum wage from $10.75 per hour to $15 per hour by 2020.…