It has been more than two months since Montgomery County voters resoundingly killed the suburb's ambulance fee, but those in County Executive Ike Leggett's administration haven't stop talking about their signature issue.

Unprompted, Leggett spokesman Patrick Lacefield e-mailed The Washington Examiner and other media organizations a news release from Anne Arundel County that details the $8.5 million raised there since implementing a similar fee.

This reporter can recall at least a dozen times when Leggett's representatives said the budget crunch — a $300 million shortfall next fiscal year — would be easier to tackle if the charge were in place.

For the record, Leggett said he would not push for the fee in future years because "the voters have spoken."