Archive for September 2016

“School Board Candidates Face Off on Budget Issues”

From Bethesda Beat September 29, 2016: “School board candidates focused on funding for Montgomery County Public Schools and how to improve the annual budget process during a forum Wednesday night at Kennedy High School in Silver Spring.” As always we invite your comments

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WSSC Rates: Testimony by MCTL Member Gordon Brenne

Testimony of MCTL Vice-President Gordie Brenne September 25, 2016, before a committee of the Montgomery County Council concerning an increase in water rates proposed by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission: Rates rose in the last ten years at an annual rate of 6.63%, almost 3 times the CPI (Levchenko, 7/19/16, pg. 2).  This is because…

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WSSC Rates: Testimony by Susan LaCourse

Testimony of Susan LaCourse September 25, 2016, before a committee of the Montgomery County Council concerning an increase in water rates proposed by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission: My name is Susan LaCourse, and I am a resident of West Laurel. I would like to speak on behalf of the many WSSC customers who send…

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WSSC Rates: Testimony by MCTL Member Ed Amatetti

Testimony of MCTL Member Ed Amatetti September 25, 2016, before a committee of the Montgomery County Council concerning an increase in water rates proposed by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission: For nearly 15 years, I was an auditor and consultant to dozens of regulated utilities, and municipal and county  utilities, including as large as Cleveland,…

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Liquor Monopoly Inhibits Job Growth

From The Seventh State blog: “The state’s Bureau of Revenue Estimates has found that the county could create more than 1,300 jobs and nearly $200 million in annual economic activity by tossing its liquor monopoly into the dustbin of Prohibition.” We invite your comments.    

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Marvin Weinman

We are sorry to announce the death on September 19th of our former president, Marvin Weinman.  He was a stalwart in advocating for the taxpayers of Montgomery County.  His knowledge of the fiscal and budgetary issues facing the county was unsurpassed.  He was a seer in that he predicted the structural budget deficit of the…

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