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SGAs prepare for MASC Legislative Session

SGAs prepare for MASC Legislative Session

The Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) is gearing up for its annual Legislative Session, where delegates from school student governments from across the state will convene in Allegany County…

County Executive Backs School Funding

County Executive Backs School Funding

It looks like funding for MCPS school construction is set to increase. Earlier today, County Executive Ike Leggett released his recommendations for Montgomery County’s new Capital Improvements Program, which pays…

County Council race is shaping up to be a crowded one

County Council race is shaping up to be a crowded one

Every four years, county voters elects nine Councilors to serve on the Montgomery County Council. Five members of the Council are elected by constituents in their council districts, while the…

County Council pay raise draws Ike Leggett’s ire

County Council pay raise draws Ike Leggett’s ire

On Monday, October 30th, Montgomery County Executive Isaiah Leggett delivered some unpleasant news to County Council members. In a meeting to discuss a bill that would increase Councilors’ salaries, he…

O’Malley pushes state minimum wage increase with online petition

O’Malley pushes state minimum wage increase with online petition

Minimum wage jobs currently pay $7.25 an hour, which gives a full-time Maryland worker just $15,080 a year to live on. Governor Martin O’Malley wants to change that. O’Malley has…

Gansler’s controversial Beach Week exacerbates faltering campaign

Gansler’s controversial Beach Week exacerbates faltering campaign

Can Maryland’s Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Doug Gansler now add “professional party crasher” to his list of credentials? Recently, photos have surfaced of Gansler amidst a horde of sweaty,…

County Council Holds Town Hall for MoCo Youths

County Council Holds Town Hall for MoCo Youths

On October 9, students from across the county congregated at the Montgomery County Council building for the fourth annual County Council Student Town Hall, an opportunity for students to discuss…

Ambitious House Bill Potentially Re-writing No Child Left Behind

Ambitious House Bill Potentially Re-writing No Child Left Behind

On Thursday, July 18, the United States House of Representatives voted on the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), which aims to dramatically change federal education policy since the No Child…