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By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 11/22/2013, 9:15am  ET

Flickr photo by Bill in DC

Minimum Wage Bill Passes Test, But Final Hurdle Awaits — A bill that would raise the minimum wage in Montgomery County to $11.50 per hour by 2016 made it out of a Council Committee and bill supporters claim it has the five necessary votes to pass the full Council on Tuesday. But County Executive Isiah Leggett now says he’s in favor of raising the wage to $10.75 per hour by 2016. The $11.50 number would tie the wage to a price index to keep price with inflation. Bill supporters said Prince George’s County is waiting to see what Montgomery does with the measure. [The Gazette]

Questions On The New Zoning Ordinance? — There will be a public information meeting (not a public hearing) about the county’s proposed zoning ordinance rewrite from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane). Planners will answer questions about the ordinance and the Council’s proposed revisions. [Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center]

Second Graders Flood Strathmore For Field Trips — This week, all MCPS second graders attended (or will today attend) performances by the National Philharmonic at the Music Center at Strathmore. The field trip student concerns have become an annual event and include a teaching component at the schools before the trip. [MCPS]

Flickr photo by Bill in DC