WEEKLY AGITATOR, FEB 2018

Each week we’ll keep our readers informed about events we haven’t yet had time to comment on or just cool happenings in and around the county.

Is there a conflict of interest between candidates running for office and their positions on the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee? Some on the MCDCC think so and are proposing a change that could force six people to resign from the committee.

-From Dav Lublin at Seventh State

http://www.theseventhstate.com/?p=9334

Read MCDCC Chair David Kunes’ response: http://www.theseventhstate.com/?p=9384

County Executive Ike Leggett approves request by Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer and Councilmember George Leventhal to include the business darlings of the local bourgeoisie — craft breweries, ciders, wineries, and distilleries — under the MOVE program (Make Office Vacancy Extinct). No word on a MPE program (Make Poverty Extinct program).

http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=21814

 

Speaking of the poor businesses, today the State Senate will hear legislation to delay implementation of the newly passed sick-leave bill. It’ll require a supermajority in each house, 9 of the 47 senators and 85 of the 141 delegates; keep an eye on so-called “progressive” Democrats and how they vote on this matter.

https://marylandmatters.org/2018/02/02/legislation-delaying-sick-leave-implementation-to-hit-senate-floor-monday/

 

“Workers of the world — well, the United States, anyway — unite at this Portrait Gallery exhibition.” NPR reports on the new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. honoring American Workers.

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/01/577714534/from-sandwich-shops-to-cotton-mills-art-that-honors-the-american-worker

 

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