Archive for March 2012

County Executive Leggett to Speak March 22

County Executive Ike Leggett has agreed to return to the Taxpayers League.  On March 15 Mr.  Leggett will present his Recommended Operating Budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2012 to the County Council for its consideration.   The Council must approve an Operating Budget before June 1.  The County Executive and the Council need to…

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“‘Millionaire’s tax’ would tap filers making more than $300,000”

From the Montgomery Gazette of March 6, 2012: "Raising the tax rate for Maryland’s millionaires could generate more than $100 million in revenue and would create a more fair tax system, proponents said Tuesday in Annapolis. "About 85 percent of the tax increase that would be paid by millionaires comes from four counties — Montgomery…

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Council Issues Statement Opposing Shift of Teacher Pensions

On February 23, 2012, the Montgomery County Council issued a statement opposing Governor O'Malley's proposal to shift half the cost of teacher and other pensions from the state to the counties. "Governor O'Malley has proposed shifting half the cost of teacher and other pensions from the state to the counties. The County Council, County Executive…

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