Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Montgomery officials delivered a downbeat fiscal forecast to the County Council Tuesday, reporting that if lower -than-expected tax revenues continue their current trajectory, county departments would have to take a 6.1 percent spending cut ($238 million) to produce a balanced budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
The Sick Leave Bank (SLB) continues to be a great success and will continue as a permanent program for MCGEO members. There are some changes that have been made to enhance the program.
MCGEO members will be automatically enrolled in the SLB effective in the 2015 year. If you wish to remain in the SLB you don’t have to do anything.
Once again - the threat of privatization of Montgomery County's Dept. of Liquor Control looms over our heads. At least 500 of our brothers and sisters could lose their solid, middle class jobs if the County makes that move and the County could lose a great deal of revenue generated from the Dept. There's even the possibility that the County could lose its AAA bond rating.
On one level, this year’s race for an open at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education was a contest between two candidates highly active in school-related issues in recent years – and who both emphasized the need for increased scrutiny over how funds for education are spent in an era of limited resources.