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Montgomery County Council
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The media focus on President Obama's Obamacare problems, Benghazi and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's "traffic jam that shook the world," has missed a developing firestorm burning within U.S. law enforcement circles.
Montgomery County police are investigating reports of speed camera vandalism an average of once every week, with the most recent incident involving three cameras, spray paint and swastikas.
Lawmakers in Montgomery County, Prince George's County and the District on Wednesday will announce a coordinated effort to create a regional minimum wage of $11.50 per hour.
In these tough economic times, not many people stop to worry about the plight of the underprivileged members of the Montgomery County Council in the Maryland suburbs of the nation's capital. Fortunately, the members, the equivalent of aldermen in many cities, might get little respect from their constituents, but they do have the authority to look after themselves. This is a responsibility they take very, very seriously. They're giving themselves a 17.5 percent raise.
Some politicians in Maryland's Montgomery County are afflicted with playground scoreboard envy. They think a little redistribution could equalize their field of dreams.
President Obama is expected this week to pick former Maryland Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez as his new Labor Department head, but it's unclear, after Sen. Rand Paul's dramatic 13-hour filibuster of a vote on a new CIA director last week, if Republicans have the stomach for another nomination fight.
Two people familiar with the process say President Obama is close to naming Thomas E. Perez, a civil rights official in the Justice Department, as his choice to head the Department of Labor.
The organization that monitors power companies in Maryland on Wednesday set a deadline for utilities to submit their plans to improve service and avoid future weather-related disasters.
On Nov. 6, Montgomery County voters will decide whether the police chief or the head of the police union should determine public-safety policy.