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January 16, 2018
"Being a former local government official, I think there's a lot of things local government leaders would like to do that are in the benefit of the taxpayers and help control or even lower the property taxes but the reality is-and this is my opinion and my opinion only-the state needs to prime the pump and needs to provide those resources," said Assemblymember John McDonald to Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort at a public hearing held by the Assembly Committees on Cities and Local Government to examine the implementation of County-Wide Shared Services Property Tax Savings Plans as required in the State Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.