Local division on immigration

CASA-de-Maryland w350A draft immigration bill, circulated by the White House this past weekend, gives undocumented immigrants in Montgomery County reason to cheer and provides a good insight to President Obama’s vision for immigration reform. The bill gives specific guidelines that would put 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. on the pathway to citizenship.


Shadowy entity under question once again


MCAC-1 w350WOODLAWN, MD. – The Anti-Terrorist Advisory Committee (ATAC)executive committee, which oversees the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC), does not open its meetings up to the public, and does not offer formal reports of its meetings for public scrutiny even though it receives government funds, according to the ATAC coordinator.


County coming to grips with illegal contractors

esf headshotROCKVILLE – Small business owners say they’re being hurt by unlicensed contractors, but the state says it doesn’t have enough people to adequately police a problem they admit exists.
State and local government departments in Maryland answer complaints from consumers victimized by home-improvement contractors doing work illegally without a license from the Maryland Home Improvement Commission, but small business owners across the state remain unhappy with the results of the commission.

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