Archive for August 2016

“How to End the Monopoly and Recover the Money”

From Seventh State an article by Adam Pagnucco.about ending Montgomery County’s monopoly on liquor: The County’s Department of Liquor Control “monopoly earns money for the county and the [County] Executive does not want to lose it…Through a combination of a few more stores, incremental revenue sharing with the state and restructuring of the liquor bonds,…

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Montgomery County Business Survey

County Executive Ike Leggett recently announced the Excellence in Business Initiative designed to improve the experience businesses have when interacting with the County government. Your input is important to Montgomery County … Take the Montgomery County Business Survey

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“A County’s Self-Inflicted Compensation Crisis”

From Governing.com: “One reason why even a large tax increase can’t cover the county’s expenses is that over the last six years deals negotiated by County Executive Isiah Leggett raised the wages of police, firefighters and other county employees by between 25.4 and 31.5 percent. Leggett says one reason for the hefty raises was his…

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Maryland Homeowners Property Tax Credit Calculator

From the Montgomery County Civic Federation: The State of Maryland and Montgomery County offer credits against a homeowner’s property tax bill if the property taxes exceed a percentage of homeowners gross income.  If your income was $60,000 or less in 2015, there is a good chance that you can cut your property tax bill by…

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