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Purple Line rendering via MTAThe Montgomery County Council on Thursday agreed to a 7 percent reduction in the county's energy tax and a six-year capital budget that includes $95 million for a rebuilt Capital Crescent Trail.
The council is considering a resolution to double the penalty for passing a stopped school bus.
Montgomery County officials say they didn't get the level of state aid they needed, so County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett is proposing adding money to the budget to put eight more resource officers in high schools.
As the budget deadline comes closer, two issues facing the Montgomery County Council concern school children's safety.
The Montgomery County Council voted Tuesday to limit development in the Ten Mile Creek watershed.
The Montgomery County Council is looking at ways to head off burst water mains and enforce school-bus traffic laws.
Montgomery County Council has jumped ahead of its neighbors and has voted to raise the minimum wage by more than $4 over the next four years.
Montgomery County Council members questioned the cost and the ongoing construction problems that have held up the opening of the Silver Spring Transit Center during a briefing Tuesday on the long-delayed and over-budget facility.
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