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WATCH: Leggett Says Fiscal Reform Should Remain Montgomery's Top Priority

Despite more than $2.6 billion in cuts, Isiah Leggett sees the budget as the county's toughest challenge for years to come.

Nearing the midway point of his second (and purportedly final) term in office, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett recently talked with Patch about a range of topics, from the landmark ballot initiatives in the Nov. 6 election, to the county's looming population growth, to his own political future.

In this third excerpt from that interview, Leggett (D) discusses the state of the county budget and the challenges that remain despite cuts that scaled back spending by more than $2 billion.

Click here for Part 1 of the interview, in which Leggett discussed the ballot referendum on the Maryland "Dream Act," which would allow in-state tuition for certain illegal immigrants. Click here to watch Part 2, on his support for Maryland's historic same-sex marriage law.

John November 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Leggett is a Republican, in disguise. He is a union-buster; down on education;and cuts programs essential to quality County services, to those in need. I hope somebody challenges him, in the Primary Election or he doesn't run again. He has betrayed those who put him in office and the principles he ran on to get in office.
Junka November 30, 2012 at 04:47 AM
As a republican, I assure you he is nowhere near republican. He thrives on taxes, nanny laws, and his support from and for the teachers union.

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