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Tax Hike Included in New Budget For Montgomery County, Pa.

Montgomery County, Pa. has a budget for next year, a $417-million spending plan that hikes county property taxes by 17 percent, the first increase in a decade.

12/21/2011

(Former Montgomery County commissioner Jim Matthews, in file photo.)

Matthews Skips Montco Commissioners’ Meeting After Being Charged With Perjury

Matthews failed to show up for the commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday morning, which included a critical public hearing on the budget.

12/07/2011

(Bruce Castor will remain the lone GOP commissioner on the Montgomery County board.   Credit:  Brad Segall)

GOP Ticket Dissects Loss In Montgomery County Commissioners’ Race

From a political perspective, Bruce Castor says, it’s simple: the Democrats won the election because they had more money and more voters.

11/09/2011

(Montgomery County commissioners-elect Leslie Richards and Josh Shapiro.)

Democrats Win In Montco Commissioners’ Race

It was a hard fought, expensive campaign, and Election Night proved equally grueling as the results swung back and forth.

11/08/2011

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Larry Kane on Election 2011: What I Won’t Miss About This One!

Unless you have been living in a cave you know by now that I have an addiction to politics, especially covering politicos.

11/08/2011

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Election Day: Philadelphia Suburbs

The most closely watched race will be in Montgomery County where Democrats Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards square off with Republicans Bruce Castor and Jenny Brown.

11/08/2011

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Election 2011: Lots Of Nerves On The Eve Of The Election

It’s the day before Election Day and suburban candidates and city Republicans are making the most noise.

11/07/2011

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Election 2011 Countdown: Frank Rizzo Goes ‘Robo’ In Next Weeks’ Election

As politics goes, this is an exciting week, with behind the scenes action moving at a rapid pace.

11/01/2011

Election 2011 Countdown: Casting Shadows In the Montgomery County Election

A week away from the so-called off year election, there are some real mysteries of the most watched election in this region – the struggle for control of Montgomery County government.

10/31/2011

(Credit: Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio)

Republicans Debate Dems On Larry Kane’s Voice Of Reason

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The election is a week from Tuesday. And Democrats are fighting to gain control of Montgomery County for the first time in a century. Taxes are a key issue. The Democrats pledging […]

10/30/2011

(Credit: Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio)

Republicans Running For Montco County Commissioner Say Democrats Tea Party Campaign Ad Is Misleading

Appearing on Larry Kane’s Voice of Reason during the first and only televised debate of the campaign, Republican Bruce Castor revealed that Democrat Josh Shapiro met with the Tea Party last October. Shapiro confirmed it but said at the time he wasn’t running for Commissioner.

10/29/2011

(File photo: Montgomery County commissioners Leslie Richards and Josh Shapiro. Credit: Brad Segall)

Dems Say Montco Commissioners Should Get Access To Casino Revenues

Under current law, the money generated by the table games and slot machines at the new Valley Forge Casino will go into a state fund that would be doled out from Harrisburg.

10/24/2011

Bruce Castor (left) and Jenny Brown (right). (Credit: Brad Segall)

Race For Montgomery County Commissioner Heating Up

With 21 days left, it is the most contested election in this so-called political off year: the race for Montgomery County Commissioner.

10/17/2011

Bruce Castor (left) and Jenny Brown (right). (Credit: Brad Segall)

Republican Candidates Promise To Get Montgomery County’s Fiscal House In Order

Jenny Brown and Bruce Castor laid out their management reforms designed, they say, to get the county back on solid financial footing.

09/14/2011

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Philadelphia’s Venerable Castor Family Celebrates 275 Years In America

A couple of hundred members of the Castor family are participating in a reunion all weekend long in Philadelphia.

08/12/2011

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