November 2015

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CMs Todd & Hucker Meet on 16th Street Traffic Circle

CMs Todd & Hucker Meet on 16th Street Traffic Circle

Today, Montgomery County Councilmember Hucker and DC Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd met in Silver Spring to coordinate efforts around the 16th Street Traffic Circle. The Traffic Circle has been the site of routine traffic and safety incidents for several years. Both representatives are in the first years of their respective terms, and they are looking at this problem with fresh perspectives,… read more

Big Victory on Early Voting

Big Victory on Early Voting

We did it. The State Board of Elections approved Montgomery County’s revised early voting plan. The new plan reversed the earlier decision by the GOP majority to eliminate early voting locations in some of our most diverse and vibrant communities and guarantees that all of our residents will have an opportunity to freely exercise their right to vote. Will you please chip in today so I can… read more

Human Trafficking Bill 39-15 Enacted

Human Trafficking Bill 39-15 Enacted

Today, Council Bill 39-15 was enacted by the Montgomery County Council by unanimous vote to help combat human trafficking. Councilmember Hucker introduced the legislation with Councilmember Craig Rice. Councilmember Hucker made this statement after the bill’s passage, “Thanks to co-lead sponsor Craig Rice and all my other Montgomery County MD Council colleagues for their unanimous support of my… read more

Early Voting & Student Debt: Bethesda Magazine Coverage

Early Voting & Student Debt: Bethesda Magazine Coverage

Proposed State Laws for Montgomery County Focus on Changes in Alcohol, Election Regulations One bill would enable the county to set up a student loan authority to help local students finance college educations By Andrew Metcalf of Bethesda Magazine Excerpt: The Maryland General Assembly will return to work in January and Montgomery County’s state representatives are preparing a number of bills… read more

Hucker Urges School System Against Buying Artificial Turf Fields

Hucker Urges School System Against Buying Artificial Turf Fields

Hucker Urges School System Against Buying Artificial Turf Fields Until Other Maintenance Needs Are Met County Council member testified before Board of Education in opposition to $11 million artificial turf field plan By Aaron Kraut of Bethesda Magazine The county school system’s proposal to outfit all high schools with artificial turf playing fields ran into some early opposition this week from… read more

Park Wayne Apartment Fire in Silver Spring

Park Wayne Apartment Fire in Silver Spring

We’re still working with A Wider Circle to assist our Silver Spring neighbors displaced by the fire in the Park Wayne Apartment. They are accepting online donations here: https://awidercircle.networkforgood.com/…/7355-a-wider-circ…. Checks can be sent to A Wider Circle, 4808 Moorland Lane, Suite 802, Bethesda, MD 20814. Please write “Park Wayne apartments” in the memo. The point of contact is… read more

By Authority: Friends of Tom Hucker, Dennis Desmond, Treasurer.