Archive for June 2014

School System Needs Inspector General

The Montgomery Gazette published a letter June 6, 2014,  from MCTL President Joan Fidler calling for an Inspector General for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS): “State auditors reported in 2009 that MCPS governance was inadequate because the board had no control over internal audit for studies or analysis, no fraud or abuse hot line,…

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County Delegates Vote Against Business.

 On page 22 of “2014 Roll Call”, a publication of Maryland Business for Responsive Government, is a table showing how all 24 Montgomery County delegates voted on 17 bills affecting business.  These 17 proposals led to 261 floor votes by all 24 Delegates.  Here are the numbers: All proposals affecting business (excluding 8 “not voting”):…

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Questions sent to Messrs. Cooper and Griffin in advance of meeting of June 12, 2014

Questions sent to both speakers in advance of the meeting of June 12, 2014: Topic: “Should Montgomery County be in the Liquor Business”? Speakers: Edward Cooper, Vice President, Total Wine and More George Griffin, Director, Department of Liquor Control, Montgomery County 1.    There are many reasons for and against privatizing the liquor business in Montgomery…

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