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Morning Notes

Opposition Brewing To Lockheed Hotel Tax Break Bill — A group of Annapolis lawmakers has come out against a proposal that would exempt Lockheed Martin’s corporate training center and hotel in Bethesda from Montgomery County’s hotel tax. Senators have delayed a floor vote and are seeking a compromise, perhaps by leaving the $1.8 million tax refund to Lockheed out of the bill. [Maryland Juice]

Millenials Do Live Here, And About Where You’d Expect — A look at the Census numbers from Just Up The Pike/Friends of White Flint/Greater Greater Washington blogger Dan Reed shows Montgomery County does have its fair share of 25-34 year olds and most live around transit in areas such as Bethesda and Silver Spring. The issue of attracting millenials to the county has become a big talking point as County Executive Isiah Leggett and Councilman Hans Riemer prepare a “Night-Time Economy Initiative” aimed at the demographic. [Just Up The Pike]

Report: MCPS Achievement Gap Widens On AP Tests, SAT/ACT — A report from the county’s Office of Legislative Oversight shows the school system narrowed the achievement gap between students of different races and income groups in many areas, but that gap widened when it came to advanced state and national tests. [The Gazette]

Nominations Open For 2013 Community Action Awards — Nominate someone you know who has helped those in poverty for one of the two awards from the Montgomery Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Action Awards. [Montgomery County Health and Human Services]

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