Leggett Says Ambulance Ride Information Will Be Secure – As Montgomery County begins County Executive Isiah Leggett’s “ambulance fee,” Leggett said billing and personal information of those who use ambulances will be kept private. The fee will charge insurance companies and out-of-county residents for ambulance rides starting in January. [The Gazette]

State Leaders Ask For Gas Tax Raise, Assault Weapons Ban – Local statehouse representatives said they will be looking to raise the gas tax this General Assembly to help pay for transportation projects such as the Purple Line. State Sen. Brian Frosh (D-Bethesda-Chevy Chase) will also look to get his package of assault gun controls passed. [Washington Post]

Trash/Recycling Center Closed Next Week – The county’s Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 and will be closed all day on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

State Highway Administration Responding to Wintry Mix – The State Highway Administration issued a list of things to keep with you while driving in icy winter weather. [State Highway Administration]

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