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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett FY18 Operating Budget Closes $138 Million Gap; Boosts Schools Spending by $54 Million; Holds Line on Property Taxes

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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett FY18 Operating Budget Closes $138 Million Gap; Boosts Schools Spending by $54 Million; Holds Line on Property Taxes

On March 14 County Executive Ike Leggett released his Recommended FY18 Operating Budget of $5.4 billion for the year that begins on July 1, 2017 – a budget that increases County spending on the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) by $54 million and holds property taxes at the Charter Limit by reducing the tax rate by 2.5 cents per $100 assessed valuation.


Statement from County Executive Ike Leggett Regarding the Rape at Rockville High School

County Executive Ike Leggett made this statement following the allegations of the rape of a Rockville High School Student.


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Department of Housing and Community Affairs Expands Focus on Tenant Rights

Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) is ratcheting up efforts to inform and protect tenants.


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Montgomery County Stands Together to Reaffirm Solidarity in Response to Threats Against the Jewish Community

At an event held on March 3, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington joined by Federal, State and Montgomery County Government officials reaffirmed the County’s solidarity with the Jewish community following recent threats to Jewish community centers across the country.


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New Property Tax Credit for Longtime Homeowners and Military Retirees 65 years and Older

Longtime property owners and military retirees 65 years and older may be eligible for a break on their property tax.


Update on Montgomery County’s Department of General Services Public-Private Partnerships

Public-private partnerships (P3s) save residents money and support County Executive Ike Leggett’s mission to advance economic development, enrich the community and ensure quality modern facilities which effectively serve County residents.


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Get On Board with Bus Rapid Transit

Montgomery County residents, workers and visitors need better ways to get around. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a new mode of transportation coming to Montgomery County that will help relieve the frustration and stress that many drivers face.

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March 2017

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