Archive for June 2011

Meeting with the IG June 16: Highlights

Our meeting June 16, 2011, was with Edward Blansitt, the county’s Inspector General.  Among other things he made these points: 1.   The IG would like to bring public awareness to the OIG Hotline:  1(800) 971-6059 or reportline@twinc.com 2.   IG priorities are based on return on investment (bang for the buck) and on issues of integrity…

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“Montgomery’s $18 million schools ‘miracle’”

From the Washington Post  of June 11, 2011: “WHEN THE Montgomery County Council scratched $25 million from spending on county schools last month — cuts that amounted to scarcely 1 percent of the schools’ budget — howls of protest were heard. The Board of Education cried foul, and PTAs and the teachers union chimed in,…

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“Judge strikes down part of Montgomery County bargaining law”

From the Washington Post  of June 7, 2011: “Members of the County Council say the schools superintendent and others appear to have deceived them about the amount of money they needed to operate, and are calling for an investigation into spending by Montgomery County Public Schools…. ”The ruling Tuesday by Circuit Court Judge Ronald B.…

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“Cut government salaries or services will deteriorate”

A letter from MCTL member Gordie Brenne appeared in the Montgomery Gazette of June 8, 2011: “Getting what you pay for is a maxim for successful money management, but we Montgomery County taxpayers are being played like chumps. We pay high salaries to county employees, but are we getting higher productivity in return? “The reason…

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“Council members allege Board lied about budget”

From the Montgomery Gazette of June 8, 2011: “Members of the County Council say the schools superintendent and others appear to have deceived them about the amount of money they needed to operate, and are calling for an investigation into spending by Montgomery County Public Schools.” Read the full story at the Montgomery Gazette.

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