Friday Aug 1
Montgomery County campaign finance bill loses steam
As the Montgomery County Council heads on its monthlong August recess, a bill to establish public campaign financing remains unfinished, and some members are questioning what problems, if any, the reform bill solves.
Montgomery council grapples with low voter turnout
Only 16 percent of Montgomery County's registered voters turned out to vote in the June 24 primary election and a council-appointed task force has been studying ways to both boost participation and uphold voting rights.
Montgomery council appoints new planning board chairman
The County Council on Tuesday voted 8-1 to appoint Anderson, who said he plans to focus on the long-term planning needs of the county.
Marijuana measure failed to take paraphernalia into account
The Montgomery County Council is calling on the General Assembly to close a loophole in the state's new marijuana decriminalization law, and lawmakers say the state is likely to take up the effort.
The Washington Post
Montgomery to reexamine later high school start times
The Montgomery County Board of Education asked Tuesday for new, lower-cost options for shifting high school start times, opposing a recommendation from Superintendent Joshua P. Starr to shelve the district's effort to give teens more time to sleep.