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Proposed capital budget released in Montgomery

Jan 16, 2020 - The Washington Post

Critics say Elrich's funding for schools, housing is not enough

After a contentious first year in office, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich touted his achievements and defended his positions on key issues at a State of the County address Wednesday " the first in Maryland's most populous jurisdiction since 2013.

In a packed room in Silver Spring, Elrich (D) emphasized his administration's focus on racial equity, education, affordable housing and environmental sustainability.

He said Montgomery, which lags behind Fairfax and the District in terms of job and business growth, is still a 'model' for other jurisdictions and the 'economic driver for the state of Marylan...