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Unemployment and Layoffs

Montgomery's sick leave experiment

Montgomery's sick leave experiment

Long before there was a statewide ban on smoking in restaurants, Montgomery County adopted such a restriction when it was still a pretty controversial step to take. Before the Maryland General Assembly approved widespread use of cameras to enforce traffic laws, Montgomery County already had them and demonstrated how they could make the streets safer. Indeed the list of progressive measures adopted by Maryland's most populous county before they caught on elsewhere — including a "rain tax" financing stormwater controls to reduce the polluting effects of runoff and public financing of political campaigns to minimize the increasingly worrisome impact of big donors on...