Archive for April 2013

“Moco Council panel approves pay hikes for county unions”

From the Washington Post of April 25, 2013: A Montgomery County Council committee voted unanimously Thursday morning to recommend approval of $31.6 million in pay raises for members of its police, fire and general employee unions for the fiscal year that begins July 1.  Read the full story at the Washington Post.

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“School spending in Montgomery to soar over next four years”

From the Washington Post of April 16, 2013: School spending in Montgomery County will grow by at least $100 million over the next four years, an increase driven by state laws that tighten requirements for annual local funding and shift part of teacher pension costs to counties, officials said Tuesday. Montgomery spends roughly half of its…

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MCTL President Fidler Testifies On FY2014 Budget

On The evening of April 9, 2013, MCTL President Joan Fidler testified before the County Council on the FY2014 budget proposed by Conty Executive Leggett.  Here is her testimony: Testimony before the Montgomery County Council on the FY 2014 Budget — April 9, 2013  I am Joan Fidler, president of the Montgomery County Taxpayers League.…

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“Average Montgomery property-tax bill would rise $80 a year under budget plan”

From the Gazette of April 1, 2013: Joan Fidler, president of the Montgomery County Taxpayers League, commended Leggett for the years he kept tax increases below the charter’s allowed maximum.  But she questioned why, now that the economy is showing signs of recovery, Leggett has proposed a higher increase…. Fidler said the overall concern taxpayers…

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