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  • LEGGETT HAILS STATE PASSAGE OF $20 MILLION MATCHING FUND FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDING “I want to thank Speaker Michael Busch and the members of our Delegation who made bringing home additional funds to help us address our public school construction issues their number one priority,” said Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. “Passing this legislation shows a commitment to working with Montgomery County to address the ongoing challenges of capacity problems in our public schools.” “I also appreciate the support we are receiving from Senate President Mike Miller and our Senate delegation.” Last year, Leggett joined with County Executives Rushern Baker of Prince George’s County and Kevin Kamenetz of Baltimore County, as well as with the Montgomery delegation and the Montgomery County Board of Education, in a campaign to win approval of a new source of school construction revenue from the State to be matched by the counties to address school construction needs. Speaker Busch joined House and ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Public Health Experts, Police Take On Liquor Privatization at Council Hearing NIH: Local Liquor Control Better Protects Public Health; Washington State: Number of Liquor Stores, Bars Increased Over 300 Percent After Privatization; Police: “Don’t Make Our Job Harder” Public health experts sent a clear message today to Councilmembers considering privatization of Montgomery Local Liquor Control system: Montgomery County’s Local Liquor Control system is superior in protecting the public health, combatting underage drinking and striking the balance between the sale of a legal, controlled substance and meeting community concerns and the public interest. Montgomery’s system, in fact, has blocked the introduction of numerous liquor industry products aimed at underage drinkers, resisting pressure from the liquor lobby. Montgomery’s Local Liquor Control contributes $30 million annually to the County – keeping dollars spent in Montgomery County and funding ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Montgomery County Recreation Teens Participate in FootGolf Tournament Youth from the Recreation Department’s Rec Zone program have received subsidies from the Claudio Reyna Foundation (CRF) to attend the FootGolf Marathon on Friday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Northwest Golf Course, 15711 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring. The event, sponsored by CRF and Bethesda Soccer Club, is open to the public for a discounted $10 fee. Congressman Chris Van Hollen is scheduled to attend and will help kick off the tournament at the opening ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. The marathon, supported by DC United, will include outreach and education sessions, contests and prizes. FootGolf, a hybrid of both soccer and golf, is played on a golf course using a regulation soccer ball on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups. “This is an excellent example of how a public-private partnership initiative can successfully provide residents with a valuable service,” said Recreation Department Director Gabe Albornoz. “I am very ...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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