Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has introduced a plan to widen three of the state's busiest highways by four toll lanes. In D.C., the health department is cracking down on pets at outdoor bar and restaurant patios and a new "dockless" bike share arrives to the nation's capital.
Activists say they’ve already gathered enough signatures to put a proposal up for popular vote that would impose term limits on Montgomery County’s executive and council members. If the ballot initiative to cap the elected officials service at three terms passes — which many expect it will — five council members and the county executive would be unable to run for re-election in 2018. We explore the political climate in Montgomery County and why some residents think term limits are necessary.
- Robin Ficker Activist; Former Republican Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives (District 6, Maryland)
- Aaron Kraut Reporter, Bethesda Beat, Bethesda Magazine
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