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Montgomery County Commissioners

(A Peco crew member at work after the February 5th ice storm. Photo by CBS-3)

Montco Official Says Peco Responded Well To Storm But Wonders About Underlying Issues

County commissioner Josh Shapiro says the electric utility’s leadership and its work staff have done an outstanding job, but he thinks more upfront investment may ease future events.

02/10/2014

(A downed tree blocks Cherry Lane in Wynnewood, Pa.   Photo by Pat Loeb)

Two Thirds of Montco Without Power; Disaster Declared

County commissioner Josh Shapiro says the declaration allows the county to coordinate with the state emergency management agency and bypass the bid process to secure goods to help them deal with the aftermath of the storm.

02/05/2014

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Officials In Montgomery County Finalizing Plans To Sell Nursing Care Facility

Montgomery County Commissioners say they’re in finalizing plans to sell a large nursing care facility, while opponents are getting vocal on worries about privatizing care and how the company will use the land around the site.

12/16/2013

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

Former Montco Commissioner Jim Matthews Gets His Record Cleared

Matthews, a former Montgomery County commissioner, spent a year on probation after agreeing to enter a probationary program for first-time offenders without admitting any guilt.

10/25/2013

(Montgomery County commissioners Bruce Castor, left, Josh Shapiro, center, and Leslie Richards, right, announce the schedule for a mobile van to issue voter IDs for qualified county residents.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Montco’s Voter Photo ID Van Will Traverse County Until Election Day

The picture identification cards will be issued through Parkhouse, the county’s senior care facility, but you don’t have to live or work there — or even go there.

10/01/2012

(Parkhouse Geriatric Center, in Royersford, Pa.  Photo provided)

Montco Will Offer Voter IDs To All County Residents Through Its Nursing Home

Montgomery County, Pa. is making it easier for eligible voters in the county to get a photo ID in time to cast their ballot in the November election.

09/21/2012

(Each surrounded by family members, new Montgomery County commissioners Joshua Shapiro, right, and Leslie Richards take their oaths of office.  Photos by Brad Segall)

An Era of GOP Leadership in Montgomery County Draws to a Close

“I, Joshua D. Shapiro, do solemnly swear…”
“I, Leslie S. Richards, do solemnly swear…”

01/03/2012

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

Montgomery County Commissioners To Be Sworn In Tuesday

The Montgomery County Commissioners will be sworn-in during ceremonies this morning at the county’s community college in Blue Bell. Lisa Richards and Josh Shapiro will be the first democrats to be in charge of the county in over a century.

01/03/2012

(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

(Photo provided by Montgomery County DA's office)

Montgomery County Commissioner Matthews Charged With Perjury

The chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners has been charged with perjury and false swearing stemming from an 18-month grand jury investigation into allegations of political corruption in county government.

12/06/2011

Campaign 2011

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

(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

(File photo: Leslie Richards and Josh Shapiro are running for Montgomery County commissioner seats.  Credit:  Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Commissioner Candidates Have Big Plans If Elected

Leslie Richards and Josh Shapiro say they’ve identified a new way to get spending under control in the county — adopt zero-based budgeting. In other words, the budget starts at zero and only programs deemed to have merit would be funded.

09/16/2011

Willow Grove Naval Air Base

Montgomery County Asks For Input From Residents On Proposed Airport In Horsham

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Wednesday morning in Norristown to give people a chance to air their views for and against keeping an airfield at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station.

06/13/2011

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Montco Commish Expected To Make Announcement

Joe Hoeffel, Montgomery County Commissioner, is expected to hold a news conference Monday morning in Norristown to make an announcement that could shake up the Democratic Party.

01/31/2011

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