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  • Reduced Special Order Beer Pricing and New State Alcohol Laws Took Effect July 1 Montgomery County’s Department of Liquor Control (DLC) has announced that effective July 1, the markup on wholesale packaged special order beer products has been reduced by 28.5 percent of the original markup. The change will allow licensed businesses to purchase special order beers, typically more obscure beers from smaller breweries, at lower prices, satisfying current consumer trends. The wholesale markup on special order beer is now consistent with the markup on special order wine, which was reduced a few years ago. DLC recently adopted an Improvement Action Plan to better serve Montgomery County businesses. The fee reduction is the first in a series of updates coming from the Improvement Plan. The markup reduction coincides with recent statewide alcohol law changes. Below are the new statewide laws, all of which took effect on July 1, unless otherwise noted: HB-88 (Chapter 61) – Authorizes the Board of License ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Leggett Celebrates Signing of the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Bill
    Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today signed into law Bill 60-14, which requires most employers doing business in the County to provide earned sick and safe leave to employees for work performed in the County. Enactment of the bill makes Montgomery County one of the few local jurisdictions in the nation to have some form of required sick and safe leave requirements for employees. Leggett was joined at the ceremony held at the Silver Spring Civic Building by Council President George Leventhal and Councilmembers Nancy Navarro, Tom Hucker and Hans Riemer. Also attending were State Senators Susan C. Lee and Nancy King and Delegate Kirill Reznik. A special guest was U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. “I am confident that before long, many other jurisdictions will join us as we have joined the others in making life better for the working people of our County through this legislation,” said Leggett. &ldquo ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Montgomery County Public Libraries Earns National Innovation Award from Urban Libraries Council for “Service Beyond Our Walls” Outreach Program

    Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) “Service Beyond Our Walls” outreach program has been recognized with an Honorable Mention Award in the “Positioning the Library” category from the Urban Libraries Council (ULC). The award is part of ULC’s Innovations Initiative that showcases leading “best” and “next” practices that demonstrate the value and impact of public library service in the 21st century. The practices embody ideas, approaches and insights that other libraries can adapt. “Service Beyond Our Walls” Through “Service Beyond Our Walls,” MCPL has expanded the library’s presence beyond its physical buildings through the Outreach Team that extends the reach of MCPL resources, services and collections to non-users, potential customers and new Americans where they live, gather and meet. Because the concept of free public libraries is ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases

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Montgomery County is Maryland's most populous jurisdiction and its most affluent. The County is located adjacent to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and includes 497 square miles of land area. The topography is rolling with small hills. Elevations range from 52 feet above sea level near the District Line to 850 feet in the northern portion of the County near Damascus. To help orient people unfamiliar with the County, a simple map is included on this Web site. Demographics (PDF) about the county are available from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionLearn more.

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