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Fiscal Year 2012 Budget - County Report This Week
FY 2012 Budget
The budget approved by the council this year took big steps in addressing the county's structural deficit. There were many tough decisions made.
Rockville, MD Elections 2011 - County Report This Week
Rockville Elections
Rockville's Mayor and Council are elected every two years in nonpartisan elections. 37,000 registered voters have the chance to elect one mayor and four councilmembers.
New Bag Tax - County Report This Week
New Bag Tax
A bag tax that was approved by the County Council allowing retailers to charge five cents per bag provided to customers.
Choice Hotel - County Report This Week 2011
Choice Hotel 
Several stories highlighted the County's efforts on economic development. Choice Hotels ground breaking in Rockville proved to be quite a milestone.
Kaplan and Discovery Lauch Bi-Lingual Curriculum - County Report This Week
Bi-Lingual Curriculum
Another university set foot in Montgomery County, the state's first bi-lingual higher institution opened its doors in Wheaton, MD.
The Curfew - County Report This Week
Youth Curfew
County Executive Ike Leggett proposed a curfew on youth under the age of 18. After months of debate the issue was tabled by the county council.
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School Superintendent
Dr. Joshua Starr was appointed superintendent over the summer. He was chosen with the goal of continuing the path of progress for MCPS.
Jobs Industry Boost - County Report This Week 2011
Job Industry Boost
Economic development does not end with construction, it continues with strategic partnerships that will create new jobs for county residents.
 
Montgomery County Leadership Summit - County Report This Week
Leadership Summit
Local leaders from Montgomery County, Prince Georges County and Washington, DC gathered to share information and experiences.
ICC - County Cable Montgomery 2011
ICC Open
It took decades for the toll road to be built, but Maryland Officials opened a new stretch that connected Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties. 
Snow & The Heart Attack Victim - County Report This Week
Snow & Heart Attack 
Heavy snow brought traffic to a virtual stop for hours. During that same storm, emergency responders were charged with saving the life of a heart attack victim.
1 Week 1 Earthquake 1 Hurricane - County Report This Week
Earthquake - Hurricane
During one week in August, we experienced an earthquake that registered 5.9 on the Richter scale and the very powerful Hurricane Irene.
Silver Docs - County Report This Week
AFI Silver Docs
The AFI Discovery Channel Silver Docs film festival, brought a constellation of stars to Montgomery County. The festival highlights the work of independent filmmakers.
Fillmore Innaugural Event - County Report This Week
Fillmore Inaugural
The Fillmore has opened its doors, giving area residents one more option to enjoy the arts. 
Ukeleles - Going for the Record - County Report This Week
Ukuleles
The Strathmore played host to a near record setting gathering of Ukulele enthusiasts.
From Montgomery County to El Salvador - County Report This Week
El Salvador
County Executive Leggett and Council member Leventhal took a delegation to El Salvador this summer to establish this county's first 'sister city' relationship with Morazon.
Community Soccer - County Report This Week
Community Soccer
One local group worked hard to build stronger connections among their diverse communities through soccer programs.
Arts On the Block - County Report This Week
Arts On the Block
County Executive Leggett participated in a dedication to commemorate a public art project in the Long Branch area 0fSilver Spring.
Biodegradable Coffee Cups - County Report This Week
Biodegradable Cups
Montgomery College business students introduced biodegradable coffee cups to help raise awareness about the effects of disposable coffee cups on the environment.
If You Build It, They Will Have Fun - Miracle Field - County Report This Week
Miracle Field
Miracle Field allows for children regardless of ability level of physical ability to enjoy America's game, baseball.
Veterans Return Home - County Report This Week
Veteran Return Home
This Veterans Day was exceptionally special for some Montgomery County families as their loved ones returned home from service abroad.