Montgomery County Restricts Employees’ Business Travel to Many States

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Montgomery County Restricts Employees’ Business Travel to Many States

In response to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced the county will restrict travel by government employees to states that have rolled back reproductive rights protections, and to those that are likely to do so in response to the decision.

County Chief Administrative Officer Rich Madaleno wrote the following in a memo distributed to Elrich’s office and other county office directors:

“By taking action to restrict access to reproductive health care services, the following states have possibly put the health and safety of our employees at risk while on official business. Therefore, effective immediately, I am directing all department and office directors and travel approvers to decline authorization of business-related travel to the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Read more: Bethesda Magazine

This article relates to Montgomery County, Maryland.


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Comments (8)

Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
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I'm glad WA, my state, is not on the list. Happy to see your stunning photos of the colorful flowers! Thank you, Roy.

Jun 25, 2022 11:59 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Interesting reaction to the 10th Amendment.

Jun 25, 2022 02:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm glad to hear Montgomery County is taking this bold step.  More need to do the same!

Jun 25, 2022 05:35 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I"m not sure how an employee's life will be at risk by traveling to a listed state for business. Interesting.

Jun 26, 2022 05:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Jun 27, 2022 04:07 AM